Monday, November 3, 2008

H-A-DOUBLE L-O-W-DOUBLE E-N spells Halloween!

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!!

13 comments:

Mere said...

We are such incredible losers. We forgot to carve our pumpkins this year! Strangely enough, someone actually carved a triangle into one of our pumpkins... Hmm...

You guys are all so cute!

Haylee Munk Brown said...

The mosquito outfit is amazing!! And of course the others are adorable as well!!

Ann said...

We so enjoyed seeing you on halloween! Your kiddies are adorable!

Ann Beck

Nate and Julie said...

Wow! What cute costumes and fabulous pumpkins! The mosquito costume was so inventive! We forgot to carve our punpkins this year, so they will be our Thanksgiving decorations too!

coty said...

You guys all look so cute, I love the blue beetle idea!!!
Isn't Halloween the best? it's seriously my FAVORITE holiday! I'm so glad you guys had a Happy Halloween.

Jill said...

Oh Liberty - your title reminds me of when I was in grade school. What a fun memory to remember! We learned that song in music class. :o)

Your pictures are adorable! And I'm way impressed with your pumpkin carving skills! :o)

Jill said...

Oh Liberty - your title reminds me of when I was in grade school. What a fun memory to remember! We learned that song in music class. :o)

Your pictures are adorable! And I'm way impressed with your pumpkin carving skills! :o)

Charee B Mcclellan said...

you guys are so cute...the jack o lanterns turned out soo well and i am going to steal the mosquito idea for next year..that is awesome.

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

I love the mosquito costume - very creative!!! Glad to see one picture with you in it - I miss seeing you!!! Happy HALLOWEEN!!!

Steph said...

Oh, thank you for this post!! I loved every little bit of it!! You made me laugh so hard remembering our futile attempts at perfection with our feeble jack-o-lantern skills. You were right...eyelashes ALWAYS seemed like the perfect addition...at the time. :)
I had to laugh because Cooper was convinced we should take the Gator, as was Greyson. I explained it wouldn't be safe and would run out of juice before the night was done. (Greyson is now asking for a Gator that will NEVER run out of batteries for Christmas...) Long story short, we didn't take the Gator, much to Cooper chagrin on Halloween night becuase he said he could barely walk because his feet hurt soooo bad. Wah! Is what I sayl. The kid is begging candy from stangers...and getting King sized Kit Kat's at that. I told him he'd live...and amazingly enough, he did. ;)
I loved the outfits!! You did a great job with them. Very impressed! And your pumpkin looks like it came right out of a Martha Stewart's magazine...maybe I'll start calling you Martha. ;) I loved the personalities in each of the pumpkins. Very fun. I love you, and thank you for the post and pics. I truly loved every second of it.

whitney said...

Are you kidding me? Eyelashes ARE always the perfect addition. You can bet that if I carved a pumpkin this year, it would've had eyelashes ;)

I'm with Jos-you can't carve pumpkins w/out washing your hands every couple of minutes. Yuck.

Loved, LOVED, the outfits. Look at you, little miss crafty. I'm verrrry impressed.

The DeVito's said...

I can't believe you like the cleaning out part. YUCK! I'm washing my hands right along with Jos! I love the outfits!

Andrea said...

Those Halloween costumes are absolutely adorable! Just like your boys. I love Josiah's creativity--the mosquito--what a GREAT idea! Love the pumpkins, and you really don't give yourself enough credit. I love your ghostie pumpkin!