Sunday, October 31, 2010

this is halloween

Well, our Halloween week is coming to a close, and all four of us are sick today. Boo.
We didn't make it to a pumpkin patch this year due to rain, but we did go to a little garden center to pick out pumpkins--I just can't stand the thought of buying pumpkins at Wal-Mart or the grocery store. What's the point? We also didn't even attempt to decorate our pumpkins, much less carve them... hopefully my kids aren't scarred for life.

The girls changed their minds about costumes so many times in the last month, but they finally settled on Santa Claus (Helena) and a pink princess (Tempe). Here they are at Grandma Jan's house before our third annual family Halloween party!

Jason dressed up as his dad for work this year. His dad is the big boss at the office, and people often tell Jason that they look alike, but on Friday Jason actually dressed like and wore his hair like his dad. It was a hit! I wish I had a picture of his dad to put on here!
Here in Utah, when Halloween falls on a Sunday, Saturday is declared the offical trick-or-treat day. Unfortunately, it was rainy, windy, and cold last night. We made it to about 5 houses in our neighborhood before giving up, very, very wet and bedraggled! After that, we got in the car and drove to Jason's aunt's house and his parent's house and trick-or-treated from the car. I had some crockpot hot cocoa waiting for us at home, and after a mug of that and one treat from their bags, the girls were ready for bed. Not our best Halloween, but we still got some good candy--I mean, the kids got some good candy :)


Anonymous said...

Dana and I just busted out laughing for like five minutes at that adorable picture of Tempe and Helena! I love that Lena even has a beard! So funny!!!

Christie said...

We loved the Santa costume, but Jason obviously stole the show with his Canyon costume. He's a dead ringer!

J'Nette said...

i love the santa costume, makes me laugh :). Hope you feel better!