Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Better Late than Never

With everything else going on in our home, back to school, elections, Ben gone, etc., I have been a neglectful blogger and have failed to post our halloween pictures. Exciting as they are, I am sure you have all been eagerly anticipating them, so here they are!

Halloween Morning, we began with our pumpkin carving. Ideally, this would have been done by now, but this isn't an ideal world, plus, they get rotten very quickly around here, and who wants rotten pumpkins sitting on their porch? Not me! (We have a couple extra helper friends.)

The finished products.
So, after a few more election reminder calls, we are off to the trunk-or-treat.

Oh, here is a fun game...Bobbing for Apples...

...Until you fall into the tank. Don't worry. Being the good mother that I am , I got a picture before I offered comfort. Poor Minnie/Bella. She was soaked from head to toe.
I forgot to get a good picture of all the kids in their costumes before we left, so I'm afraid this is as good as it gets. Here we have Minnie (Bella), Spider (Jeff), Cinderella (Maya), Geisha (Anna), Kangaroo (Reese). I was feeling a little lazy as far as costumes go this year, so we just raided the dress up box. I think we did pretty good, everyone seemed to be pleased, except Reese. His Kangaroo wasn't quite as ferocious as last years Great White Shark, but when he added vampire fangs and became a blood sucking Kangaroo, it was a little more do-able for him. I don't know why nobody likes the Kangaroo. When I bought it for Jessica years ago, she hated it too. I would love to be the Kangaroo. I think it is stinking cute. It even has a little Joey for the pouch. Oh well, you can't win them all.
Jessica is a big girl now and wanted to go off with her friends. Doesn't she make a lovely Vampire?
There you go! Happy Belated Halloween!



12 comments:

Amberly said...

Oh, poor Bella! And no towel handy I bet.

I am completely impressed that you did Halloween from the costume box. Very practical.

I am so not ready for Ryan 'to go off with his friends'. Ahhhh! I guess my days are numbered though. Soon I will not be the one he hangs with.

Bryn and Blaine said...

You go super mom. I totally understand all you are talking about. I can relate. Keep it up you are doing a great job and in the long run no one will remember that you pulled out of the dress up box but that they dressed up for Halloween period. Make life simple! Miss you Emily. I wish you were stil a little closer. Love ya.

The Yancey Family said...

I think the Kangaroo would have been really cute too! But I can see why the blood sucking thing would make it a more desirable costume for a scary boy like Reese.

Remember when we were little and we were totally in charge of our own costumes? One year, I used toilet paper to be a mummy and was so proud of myself. Too bad it didn't last very long though, TP is not the most resilient of materials!

Tony and Traci said...

Cute Costumes! Who says you can't reuse dress-up clothes. Thats what they are there for right??

kthom said...

I'm sorry but the saoking wet Minnie/Bella picture is hysterical. I believe I can hear her screaming from my house. way to be right on top of that...picture taking that is!

kthom said...

I can spell SOAKING

libbie said...

I would be so scared of a blood sucking Kangaroo. Almost as scared as I would be of a "wild harry rat." Seriously, I want Reese. Please ship him up here in a big box with holes in it so the little fella can breathe.

mzzmyrick said...

Hey do you know how to jar/make your own applesauce? Or apple pie filling? If you do I have a hook up for some SUPER yummy apples, but I need help with the jarring stuff, so we could trade!

You interested?

Meghan said...

Poor Bella! BUT...I love it! She will be grateful one day that you captured that moment :)

Alicia said...

Sad times for Bella! I'm glad you got a picture, though! Your kids had such cute costumes! (I'm using a lot of exclamation points, but these sentences seem dull with just periods. Sorry!)

Anyway, I had lots of fun at the Girls' Night activity. You crack me up and make me feel at home when I'm with you. You're a wonderful person!

Molly said...

I am so glad that you posted your costume pictures! I've been waiting for 16 days! Love the "bobbing for Bella" picture! By the way, I love using exclamations marks,too!!!!!!!!!! Wish you lived closer so you could be in our cool Reil/Wintrode bunco group (so says Bonnie.....)

Reil family said...

Those pictures are pretty funny and your kids are cute as can be, we missed you on Thanksgiving are you guys coming for Christmas? I really hope so.