Monday, November 21, 2011

Halloween Fun

Yes I know Halloween was a month ago. Yes I know I haven't blogged in over 2 months. I'm calling it the blogging paradox. The busier your life is, the more fun things you have to blog about, but you have less time to actually blog about them. Anyway, life with three kids is busy, but we're loving it.

Here are some Halloween highlights.

David and Erik with their pumpkins. They really loved pumpkins this year. So we took them to two different pumpkin patches. They loved them both.

Erik loved the Buzz cutout.

And of course David loved Woody.

They both loved the slides.

And bouncy houses.

And the loved, loved, loved the pond.

They spent forever looking over the edge of the bridge.

Here's why!

Erik also loved the hay.

And the flowers.

And of course, the pumpkins!! Erik like the "big, giant" pumpkins.

David loved the "little, tiny" pumpkins best.

Erik by a giant jack-o-lantern made from hay.

David with the hay jack-o-lantern. They both really like hay.

Anna was less impressed.

She is a cute little pumpkin though!

Look at those darling chubby cheeks! The boys loved when she wore her pumpkin onesie. Once they even corrected me. "It's a jack-o-lantern, Mommy. It's a pumpkin with a face."

Erik and David also liked playing dress up. Here is Erik as a super hero and David as a frog.

David with his jack-o-lantern. He loved his jack-o-lantern and kept wanting to hug it and give it kisses. And surprisingly, he really enjoyed scooping out the seeds and guts. He doesn't usually enjoy getting messy.

Erik and his jack-o-lantern. He wanted a scary face. I think it turned out pretty cute, but he was happy. (Bonus points to whoever guesses who carved whose pumpkins).

And here we all are dressed up for the ward Halloween carnival. Steve was the Cat in the Hat. David and Erik were Thing 1 and Thing 2. Anna was little Sally (the girl in the book with the big red bow). Kristi was the fish, you know, the one who tells everyone else to behave. It seemed fitting. David and Erik embraced their parts well. They ran around like crazy things all night long.

The boys had a fabulous time trick-or-treating for the first time. Erik walked right into the first person's house. I told him it wasn't our house, and he responded "Oh, it's not?" David, despite being told several times what trick-or-treating was all about, was still pleasantly surprised when the first person put candy in his bag. "Mommy, she gave me candy!"

Our camera ran out of batteries trick-or-treating, but we got some when we were home. Here is Mommy with her boys snuggling before bed.

Skeleton David, laughing about all the good times.

Skeleton Erik, ready for some sleep after a long, fun day.