Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween... From Start to Finish!

Here they are...

Well folks, it's Halloween! I hope y'all have had a fun, exciting, sugar-filled day! I know my kids have. It's been such a busy day here, and the kids have had a ball! I took tons and tons of pictures. So many that I'll pretty much let them do the talking and add captions so you can see all the excitement.

First off... Allie's preschool had all kinds of fun planned starting with Trunk-Or-Treating. Here's her class picture before it all got underway...First stop...the church office...
Mrs. Rosemary hooked them up!

Now to the real action... the cars! I thought the mom's totally did an awesome job this year. They all got really in to it and made the trunks look so fun and festive. Here's a few form the day...
This was Shari's. I thought it was really cute!
This was Brandy's. Her pumpkins were awesome! She had a wolf howling at the moon and a spider.
Here's Cindy'sI thought this was creative! The mom who did this one dressed up like a doctor and made a Babyland General Hospital theme.
The kiddos... making their rounds...
And my car? Well... I ( being the slightly competitive gal I am) wanted to do something different than the traditional decorate your trunk bit. So Michelle and I decided to tag-team and decorate our cars together. Now I may very well pull a muscle patting myself on the back here, but I must say my idea was pure genius in the eyes of the kids! We made a tunnel using the lifted doors of our SUV's to make an arch that the kids walked through to get their candy. And how did it turn out you might ask??? Well... in the famous words of Katie...

'Shizzam!' Complete with dangling pumpkin streamers to walk through. Yeah, the kids totally DUG IT!!
Here's the view from the inside . We decorated my cargo space with pumpkins and stuff and sat in Michelle's cargo area to hand out the treats. After the Trunk-Or-Treating, we all headed inside for the class party. The kids all got a head start on their sugar consumption for the day and had some awesome homemade cookie cake, along with Jello cups, Chex Mix, and other great junk.
Here's Allie enjoying her Jello... using the best manners a little ole' lady could possible use...
Next, we went down town where each year they do Trick-Or-Treating on the square for the kids. They get to go to all of the store fronts and get candy. They also host a Halloween Costume Contest and Allie won $10 bucks for her age division of 3-5 years. Not too shabby!
Big Dub looking wise in his old age...

Lastly, we were off to our church for the "Light the Night" celebration. It's our church's alternative to Halloween. The kids had a blast there too! The turnout was incredible!!

There was a puppet show... (I hate puppets but the kids were all about those freaky things)
Allie and Sarah danced with some random lion...
Then Trunk-Or-Treated...again. (Andrea... how bout that score behind Carole?!?) Got their faces painted...
And finally the evening ended with a goodbye hug from none other than the one, the only
'Spider Sam'. Yep... this day was indeed good. And with all that said... I'm off to bed. I am totally exhausted. Well... maybe I'll just quickly check Allie's loot... for any good chocolate...er... I mean candy that needs to be tested. Yeah... that's it. Tested. Aren't I a loving mother???

G'Night, Sonny!

8 comments:

Tara said...

Your pics are fantastic. The kids looked so cute. Some of the pictures didn't come up for me but I can't wait to see your tunnel. Happy Halloween!

Chris said...

Yeah, I couldn't see some either. i wanted to see your car. The kids looked AWESOME! Glad you guys had a great Halloween!

katie said...

Way to go Allie on winning that 10 bucks for your costume! that is awesome! Those costumes you had for your kids are great. and the photos are amazing. glad you had such a great Halloween!

Melanie said...

Your kids are the cutest things ever in those costumes! I give you all an A++++!!! Bethany & Josh made Morgan's Studio Halloween pics but I haven't got to see them yet. I am hoping that I got some as good as you did of your kids!

Caron said...

Thanks y'all! Hmmmm.. I wonder why they are not showing up??? Blogger was acting a fool yesterday again. Maybe that has something to do with it? It took several attempts and then it would give error messages when I tried to add pics and when I tried to post it. I think it was freaked out by Halloween... I'll try to re-add them.

Andrea said...

That $10 Allie won for her costume covered the cost to make it I'm sure-way to go mom! Y'all went all out on the trunk decorations-all of them look great I especially like the 42 to 30 sign, yeah baby ; )

Heather said...

I love their costumes! They're so creative and cute.

Angela said...

You were very busy on Halloween. The kids costumes are great. Allie makes a great granny.