Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Recap Fun

Ooh, Halloween was b.u.s.y.

First we decorated the house all scary-like......oooooooooh!


Then we carved pumpkins with the scariest faces we could think of...




Somewhere in there we also baked and frosted Halloween-themed sugar cookies. I would show you pictures of the baking process, but I think they might just be too frightening for this family-friendly blog. Let's just say that one clumsy mama + 3 children who want to "help" + 2.5 cups of flour equals one freakishly messy kitchen. And 3 freakishly messy children.

Have you ever had to literally shake flour off your toddler before putting him down for his nap? Or had to come up with instantaneous witty responses to your husband's relentless questions of "How did you possibly get flour all the way [up][down][back][over] here?" If not, make sure you give me a call if the situation ever presents itself - I can help you out with both.

Finally, after all the decorating and carving and baking was over, it was time to get down to the nitty-gritty of Halloween - dressing up like wackadoodles and heading out to beg for candy!


We had a last minute costume change when Owen refused to try on his Yoda hat. Fortunately, Aidan simultaneously fell in love with it so the switch was easy. That is, until Yoda saw that the Ewok got to have a brown nose and flipped out that he didn't.

But not to worry...the force is strong with this mama. I simply whipped out my eyeliner pencil with the cap still on and pretended to draw an identical nose on Aidan. Luckily he fell for my Jedi-mind trick. Although I did feel kind of guilty later when he went around proudly pointing out his non-brown nose to anyone who would look.

The trick-or-treating went fabulously as well. The boys were quite brave. Apparently the Star Wars costumes gave them the little oomph in self-esteem that they needed to accept candy from strangers. Ashley was her typical outgoing self - although she was the first of the bunch to lose steam. One of my favorite quotes from the night: "Daddy, Super Girl wants to be carried."

My other favorite moment from the night was when Aidan picked out a pencil instead of candy from someone's Halloween bucket. Look at my little Einstein wanting a pencil instead of sugar! Bless his heart. Although pencils don't feed a mama's need for a sugar rush in the middle of the night.

Yes, I steal my kids' Halloween candy. Never underestimate the power of the dark side....or dark chocolate.


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shannon said...

oh my goodness, look @ how cute they are! and your yard, and your scary, you guys are cool! i seriously think that trick-or-treating with the kiddos is the funniest/most awesome thing ever. they just say the cutest stuff! glad you had a good time!

Amy said...

Aw, they are so cute! I totally steal candy- they don't like it anyways. All of my kids dislike chocolate! WTF? And why am I complaining?

The Lane Family said...

Good job mom, way to use your Jedi skills to make Owen feel good as well. The costumes are just adorable and I love the pumpkins as well.

By the way after watching the Steven King Movie IT when I was younger I do think Clowns are SCARY!!!

I will keep you in mind if I have another flour accident!!!

Helene said...

Awwww, they are so adorable! The pumpkins are awesome too!! Wow! Ours totally sucked in comparison to yours!

That is so sweet that one of your boys chose a pencil over candy!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for these pics..Turned out great! Did you go trick or treating in your neighborhood? - Anna

p.s you get mama of the year with the yard deco, halloween cookies, adorable pumpkins and nose trick!!!