Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

This year, we had THREE days of Halloween.

DAY 1 - The Fall Festival:

Last weekend, on Friday, the kids had Fall Festival at their school -- an evening fundraiser where they were encouraged to dress up and come to a "carnival" of booths put on by the teachers. (They did not get to dress up on the actual day of Halloween, so this was it for costumes at school.)

Sam the Magnificent.... Just watch him pull a rabbit out of that hat!

Josh the Mummy found it a little tiring to be one of the walking dead.

Lexi, as a "Halloween" cabbage patch doll, was the hit of the evening. Everyone stopped to check her out, and she liked all the attention.

Of course, she didn't stay in her costume box all evening as she wanted to get out and see what was going on. So, we had to explain about the empty doll box when she wasn't in it. Don't worry about all that drool... no teeth yet!

Sam & Josh had lots of fun and looked adorable too.

DAY 2: The Church Trunk-or-Treat

As if you don't get enough candy on Halloween... The next night (Saturday) we again got into full costume and headed to the church for the Chili/Soup dinner and Trunk-or-Treat.

Is that Sam, Josh and Lexi in the car? Great costume Lexi!

After the event, Sam the Magnificent performed his best trick...


Watch me as I raise this mummy from the dead.

Waking up is hard to do!

DAY 3: The REAL Halloween

Finally the actual day of Halloween was here. And it was the FINAL day of putting on that blasted mummy costume -- you have no idea how long it takes to install a boy in a mummy costume until you've done it three times! (See all the wrapping above.)

David and Lexi were all ready with the treats for all the little trick-or-treat-ers.
Even Crissi (Cari's sister) and Aaron came dressed as doctors -- or did they just come straight from school without changing?

The two cutest trick-or-treat-ers got into the spirit of the evening and had a great time collecting treats. Hope you all had a fun and spooky weekend!


Matt Wilmsen said...

Great costumes everyone! Lexi looks adorable, how much can we buy that cabbage patch doll for? We'll take 2! Did Sam the Magnificent make his tooth dissapear? Great trick. The Mummy costume is awesome. Glad to hear you all had a great Halloween.


Matt Lori and Shayla

mmg said...

Thanks David. The kids and the pictures are adorable.

Tina said...

I love it! Fun pictures....:)

We are looking forward to seeing all of you.