Monday, November 16, 2009

Because it's almost Thanksgiving

I thought I should finally upload the pictures from Halloween since it is nearly Thanksgiving!

This is a typical Montana Halloween. Coats are always a part of the costume. These pictures are of the kids getting ready to go to the trunk or treat at the church.

Michael always carves the pumpkins with the girls. He will draw a variety of faces on a paper and let them choose which face will be carved on their pumpkins. Emma liked pulling the pieces out as Michael finished them. Christine finally was brave enough this year to help clean out her pumpkin. We had to convince her that she didn't need to wash her hands after every dip inside.

Christine's vampire pumpkin.

Emma's happy pumpkin. Side note: For some reason, my daredevil wants nothing to do with anything scary. She gets frightened very easily. Still no fear of physical danger though!

The finished products. The girls also got to paint pumpkins at a flower shop this year. Definitely something that we'll do next year (sorry, I forgot to take pictures).

The actual day of Halloween was beautiful! Now you can see that we have a nice witch and a scary witch. They wanted the same costume; it's all in the perception.

We went to Boo at the Zoo this year and Michael's mom and step dad were able to come with us. We all had a great time trick or treating at the zoo and seeing the animals.

They can't all seem to smile at the same time, so use your imagination to make this become one picture. Jacob was a perfect Tigger this year. He loves to growl and will growl at you if you growl first. He growled all day long, so cute!

We ended up with way too much candy, and then my parents brought up these from my grandma. Ever since I was little, when we trick or treated at my grandma's she would send us home with a gallon sized bag of candy. I still get a bag every year! The more that is added to my family, the bigger our payout. There are now four bags that come to our house. Luckily my mom was able to convince my grandma that Jacob isn't old enough for a bag, not even a little one, and no, he doesn't need cookies grandma - he doesn't even have teeth yet!

Anyway, all in all, a good Halloween. Except for one thing, we didn't get any trick or treaters! My father-in-law lives in an alley, and he even got some. As Michael put it, "Why did they skip the place with all of the cute pumpkins out front and go to the creepy old guy's place without any decorations?" Maybe next year.


Stacey said...

HOw cute are your kids? I can tell the difference between the mean witch and the nice witch!! :) Sounds like you had a great, fun filled, sugar filled day!!

Casa de Croft said...

Does your FIL know that his son said that? That's funny stuff. I love your persistant grandma. The whole "not all 3 smiling", uh, it's a Croft thing. It has to be. MY people know how to smile for the camera as do YOUR people-right? Emma being afraid of scary things, except her own mortality-yep, that's Lily, too. All these similarities-it's GOT to be a bloodline thing, right? Love Christine & Emma kissing the pumpkins. Cute, cute. Glad it was a good time!