Our little family had a wonderful Halloween. We carved pumpkins for FHE. Gavin and I loved gutting the pumpkins. Josiah shuddered with every gooey spoonful (and ran to wash his hands every few minutes). He soon handed it over to me to de-gunk. It truly is my favorite part. After numerous attempts (and truly unfruitful--my side of the family, quit laughing) in my youth to carve the PERFECT pumpkin from the wondrous ideas in my head (again, my family quit chortling...poky eyelashes seemed so fabulous at the time!!), my pumpkins never reached great potential. Parts looked all wrong, I accidently chopped important parts off and inevitably my pumpkin was the worst of the family's. Ok, I'll stop waxing on about my sorrowful and disappointing childhood...This year, my boys voted mine the best. Yeah for the mama (mine is the ghostie)!! We had a blast! Gotta love jack-o-lanterns!We attended our ward's chili cook-off and trunk-or-treat. It is a tradition Kit and I really get into. Poor Kit was so sure he was going to win this year, but no such luck. It was rigged, I tell you! ;) We invited our neighbor and her son, Dillan, and Josh (a guy Kit works with) and his family to come along. We had a lot of fun devouring steaming chili and enjoying the great company.
Josiah was dressed as a mosquito (this was his idea, and one that made me go hmmmm to figure out how to make it work), Gavin went as a fireman, Gunnison as a blue beetle and Kit went as Arthur Dent. After the kids made a haul on candy, we called it a night.Halloween day arrived and my kiddies were so excited. Gavin and Jos have been counting down since the beginning of October. Once I filled out my calendar and they saw the drawn on bats, they were counting the days. We went trick-or-treating to the Becks, a family who used to be in our ward. They are so kind and we love them! Their neighborhood was full of children and so friendly, we stayed there for the rest of the time. Josiah ended the night wishing he could be driving his cousins' Gator- a little electric vehicle-for trick-or-treating. His feet were killing him! Boohoo! ;) Despite my assurances Cooper and Greyson weren't driving it around door to door, he was green with envy. Be sure, Humphrey boys, if Josiah owned your Gator, that was exactly what he would have been doing with it!!Kit and I love Halloween. We enjoyed the costumes, pumpkins and fall air. It is even more fun to share it with kiddies who get into the spirit. Happy Halloween to you all!!