Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween 2014

What a crazy, crazy, busy day Halloween was, but AWESOME!! This is one of my favorite holidays.  Keira was Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, Lily a creepy broken porcelain doll, and Roman was a pumpkin (this costume was my little sisters costume when she was 2).  The morning time was rushed, and the kids had their school Halloween parade.  My mom went with me.  Roman hasn't been feeling well the last couple days and he was difficult.  Thankfully my mom was there to help me out, and help me out after  too.  Around 1pm I went to Keira's class to help with the Halloween party.  I helped put together a game called "Trick or Treat" which we had two buckets.  One was full of wrapped treats that could be sweet treats, small non-editable toys, or healthy treats.  The other was a bucket with numbers that corresponded to a list we made up of tricks.  It was a huge hit and the kids loved it!  Roman, again, was a mess.  Poor guy didn't get a full nap, and was super grumpy.  Luckily, it was only for an hour.  After that I rushed home to get some things done before I had to pick up the kids at 3:30pm.  Then we hurried and cleaned up a bit.  I made homemade chili, and cornbread.  At the last minute I quickly finished the kids Trick or Treat bags.  I don't know what I was thinking when I started them.  I really do not have time to do anything like that, but I have been wanting to do it for YEARS and have really cute fabric.  The girls wont be trick or treating much longer and I wanted them to enjoy it more.  DJ came home and helped me get the kids ready.  We went around the blocks with our neighbors the Browns.  They have kids that are the same ages as our kids.  One of the highlights of the night was the 'headless horseman' riding around.  The guy is in our ward.  It was AWESOME!! The Legend of SleepyHollow is one of my favorite books ever, so I was especially excited to see this.  He rode up and down the streets all night, scaring people.  We saw him later in another street where he scared the crap out of a woman haha! Roman had a little fall.  Poor guy, he hit his mouth really hard and was bleeding, and had a huge fat lip- added to his already sore nose from being wiped so much.  We also went to a few of the neighbors houses who went all out with decorations.  We seriously live in the best area! We LOVE it!! One guy has his whole yard decked out like a haunted house.  You can walk through.  He also has a projector set up across the street playing "Thriller" MJ's music video.  It was great! Just a street down from us another house was set up as the Disney ride Haunted Mansion.  It was so amazing! Then one house over a family had a cool display set up and was dishing out root beer floats, then across the street another house was making fresh scones! We felt like losers when we got home.  All the candy we sat out was gone.  DJ made a quick run to the store for more.  Our neighbors inspired us.  Next year we will decorate better and make it fun for our neighbors to come over and collect candy.  The rest of the evening was pretty laid back.  We let the kids eat candy until they were sick, and watched a Halloween movie.  I fell asleep pretty early.  I had been up for a long time, and didn't get much sleep the night before because of my baby being fussy.  Later that night he came down with a fever.  Poor guy still isn't feeling well.  It was a great day though! Love this time of year! 


My costume.  Morticia Addams.  Keira wanted me to dress up for her class party.  


The bags I made.  




Poor guys fat lip. :( 


The Headless Horseman



The gang

Ready to go!

Our dinner; chili served from a pumpkin and cornbread.
Keira and her teacher Miss Udy. 


Helping at Keira's class. 




The 'Haunted Mansion' house 

Our family Halloween party


A picture with my gouls and goblin. 

Keira as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, me as Morticia Addams, Roman as Pubert Addams, DJ as Gomez Addams, and Lily as a Creepy Porcelain doll.



My cousin Jacob with his wife Rebekah, and their son Maximus.  

For some reason the lights look pink. They were orange. Well....the lamp is red, and it looks pink here too. That is what you get when you take pix with your phone I guess.


The kids made a creepy haunted house in their playhouse.  They actually did a great job!

Maximus and Roman! Buddies with the most manly names haha! They loved each other! 




My beautiful Lily as a creepy broken porcelain doll.

My cousin, Chelsea and her husband Marc. 



My little sister Vanessa, and her husband Caden.


My cousin Clay and his wife Jenny.

My cute cousin, Tanya.  Perfect Minion.
We had so much fun at our family Halloween party! I made homemade chili, cornbread, veggies, home made root beer, and pumpkin pie.  The kids made a haunted house in their playhouse.  It was actually kind of creepy! We just hung out and talked.  One of my games was a bust.  It required doughnuts and someone busted out the doughnuts and they were gone by the time I remembered about the game haha! I love my family, and love spending time with them!



Carving pumpkins

We had a lot of fun carving pumpkins last week for family home evening! We also made carmel apples (We used the carmel sheets- we cheated.  Didn't have time for the whole deal.) and baked pumpkin seeds. Our neighborhood is so amazing! There were 2 houses that were insanely decked out for Halloween, and of course the festivities wouldn't be complete without a 'Thriller' dance off in the kitchen.  Love these peeps of mine!  















My scary tree pumpkin, Roman's witch & moon pumpkin, DJ's Joker pumpkin, Lily's Frankenstein's Bride pumpkin, Keira's cat pumpkin.  I'm kind of proud of these pumpkins- we didn't use stencils to create the image.  We looked up ideas online and drew them out by hand.  They turned out better than I expected.  



Roman trying to carve a pumpkin.  Don't worry, he only held that carving knife for a few seconds.  I didn't even realize he had it until after I took the picture.  He likes to mimic us now.