Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Given the lack of comments to my recently posted questions, I'm not sure if anyone else celebrates Halloween - so I hope I don't offend anyone with my pics of our celebration! (Just kidding, of course, no pressure ever to feel like you have to comment)

We had a great evening. Due to the anticipated 25 degree lows for the night, we decided to trick or treat first, then have dinner. It worked wonderful, I'm surprised it's taken us this long to figure it out. I had about a half hour of high stress time, a few early guests, kids not in costume, and high expectations of Mikayla's hair that didn't have the time to turn out like I'd hoped.... (not to mention last minute meal prep, cleaning up, and high blood pressure from the kids' messes). Fortunately, all got done, and seeing the effect of the dry ice in the waterfall snapped my attitude back to where it should have been from the start. Hope you all had a fun Halloween yourselves... (if you chose to celebrate =) !!!!)
Captain Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth - in the "fog" created by the dry ice in the waterfall
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The effect of the dry ice on the waterfall.....eerie!
Here's the pumpkins I hastily worked on with the kids this afternoon - does good "Mommy-kids bonding time" count when the kids are threatened to not trick or treat if they don't clean up the mess?
Another shot of the pirates.....
Mikayla looking spooky.... (it was fun applying all of the make-up - but the grown-up look freaked me out every time I looked at her.....)


HollieHobbie said...

fun, fun fun! and so cute! Oooohhhh we celebrate! and I tried to comment twice on the last post but I got erased each time when I signed in. Anyways....our big witch, little princess and even littler bumble bee trick or treated in our town's downtown. It was great since the houses in our neighborhood are so far apart. And the girls got to see some of their friends while out. Oh and we were in bed by 8pm! yea!

StephieAnne said...

Sounds adorable - any chance you can post pictures on your blog?

stephietoo said...

It was so much fun! Hey, can you forward me any pictures of the kids that show a good shot of Bogey? I will have to call Amy and get some from her too since she was snapping pictures left and right. He looked so cute sitting there in his U of O sweater with all those kids.

I am sorry I didn't stay to help clean up. Travis kept telling me that he had to get up at 5:00 a.m. and kept hinting that he wanted to go home and go to bed. I felt really bad once I got home and realized that I had left you there with all that mess.

It was a great Halloween; great memories; and Brayden looked so handsome in his Jack Sparrow costume. (Mikayla looked beautiful, as always!)

Love you guys!

We have to schedule a time to watch VM together. I didn't watch it last night so I could watch it with you!