Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Festivities

Seems like Halloween lasted a week this year...actually it did I guess with all that was going on. We kicked it off with a Fall Harvest party at Matt and Beth's last Saturday night, a trip to the pumpkin patch on Sunday and then monday night we carved pumpkins.

Here are Noah and Drew's. Noah's is on the left and is supposed to be C3PO and Drew's is on the right. I'm so mad that I forgot to take pictures of them lit up last night. I'll have to do that tonight!

Aiden didn't want his carved, he wanted to paint it. Here he is with his masterpiece!
Tuesday night I dropped Drew, er, I mean Indiana Jones off at Notre Dame. The high schoolers put on a party for all of the 5th graders at the Catholic grade schools. He looked so handsome and grown up as I dropped him off. He had a great time.
Friday was a busy day. I started off the morning with Aiden's preschool party. Here, his teacher (witch costume) is reading them a Halloween story while us mom's got things set up for the party. This is such a good group of kids.....I hope they rub off on Aiden. ;)
Snack time! MJ brought mud and worms. Aiden had already eaten his worms and was now digging into his pudding!
They were all sitting there so calmly and eating. I have never seen anything like it. If only all the Halloween parties were this easy.

I didn't get any pictures after that because I was too busy with crafts and games but we did finally get them riled up a bit!
In the afternoon was Noah's party. Here's his class in costume at the end of the day. I always love his class, these kids are all so cute and fun. It was a little more rowdy though! :) But they were good. I popped in Drew's room for a bit too. They don't dress up in 5th grade but they were enjoying some yummy treats.

Friday night was our schools' first annual Trunk or Treat. The note said to plan enough candy for 100 trick or treaters which is awesome considering we only have 165 in our school!! Amazing turnout even though it was cold and the wind was insane. We had a blast. Here's what the back of our van looked like. If you put your hand in the pumpkin to get candy, one of the boys was underneath there to grab it. The tombstone in front also opened up to grab you. Todd had even gotten some dry ice to make it look smoky (silver bowls) but it was so cold out the water got too cold and it just bubbled.
It was so much fun seeing all of the other families from school and how they dressed up and decorated their car. Hopefully next year the weather will be just a tad warmer!!
Finally, Halloween night! We actually had some sunshine! It was wonderful although I wish it was a bit warmer. Thank goodness for layers! Here are the 3 boys posing at Uncle Joe and Aunt Cindy's house. Bumblebee Transformer, Indiana Jones, and Obi Wan Kenobi.My brother Matt, Beth and Blake, Ty, and Ellie. The kids were so adorable and I said Ellie would be the one Ladybug I wouldn't mind flying around my house.
Our family picture.

Here are the 6 grandkids at my parents house. It's always fun trying to get all 6 in the picture at once!

The boys had so much fun. After making a few rounds to some of the family, we came home to eat a quick supper. We had thought to hit a few more houses after going around the neighborhood but the boys had so much fun, we never left again. They usually don't get home in time to do our neighborhood and there were TONS of kids out and friends from school and some family. They just had a blast. I went through unbelievable amounts of candy. We finished off the evening with Uncle Scott stopping by and some Ghost Hunters and candy. I was so happy to gain the extra hour of sleep last night. The past week wore me out!


Stimey said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Aunt Cindy said...

Thanks for bringing your little treaters by so early for us to get to see them before we had to leave. I just LOVE my special treaters....and your kids costumes were SO good...Drew really looks like Indiana Jones, and Obi-Wan was perfect for Noah too, and naturally Bumble Bee was the perfect fit for Aiden who never sits still for a minute...though he did great getting his pictures here. I am glad you had a fun night and a event filled week of Halloween activities...Good Memories

Mom said...

I so enjoyed the time on Halloween with all those grandkids...even if my pictures are not the best! Great costumes!. I love the idea of the Trunk and Treat...but only can imagine the slew of candy you have!

Kat said...

Your boys are so handsome! And I love their costumes! Fabulous!
And yes. I LOVED the extra hour of sleep. :)

Jessica said...

Love the costume! Looks like you guys really had a great time!

Beth said...

I am on Halloween Hangover myself! What a busy week. We loved your 'trunk or treat' decorations! Glad we got to get together before Trickortreating!