Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Recap

The past week feels as though it has been a constant blur. My parents were in town. Yeah!! The kids had a half day of school on Thursday, and they didn't go back to school until today. What a nice break for them! My parents actually arrived a day early. I didn't tell the kids about the change in plans, and they were so surprised. The boys were outside playing, and they came flying into the house yelling, "GRANDMA AND GRANDPA ARE HERE!!!!" Abby was squealing, jumping up and down and turning in circles. They really enjoyed spending time with grandma and grandpa. My dad had a lot of practice being a horse.

Grandpa's a Horse

He also spent some time getting his hair "fixed."

Grandpa Gets His Hair Done

On Thursday evening we thought we'd carve pumpkins. My friend Dawn and her two kids came over to join in the fun.

Cleaning Pumpkins

Notice the plastic bag taped to Adam' hand. He and Abby also tried wearing rubber gloves in order to avoid the feeling of pumpkin slime.

Cleaning Pumpkins 2

We took pumpkin mess...

Pumpkin Mess

and turned it into this salty, yummy goodness.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We also ate pumpkin cream cupcakes and pumpkin pie. Thanks to mom for baking those!

The kids did dress up for Halloween. Abby wore her Christmas dress from last year and became a princess. The boys were both Duke from G.I. Joe. I had never heard of Duke before...not being a G.I. Joe fan myself. And despite the looks on the boys' faces, they were happy and having a good time. I'm not sure why it's not reflected in this picture.

Andrew, Adam, Abby

The boys also posed with this monster thing at the end of our street.


Andrew + Halloween

Abby wanted no part of that. She was more content swinging her candy bag.


It rained Halloween night...just as the kids were getting ready to head out the drizzle began. By the time we reached the end of our street, it was pouring. They still had a good time despite being quite wet.

I did carve pumpkins, but haven't captured a good picture of those yet. I'll have to try again.


Sunshine Mama said...

That picture of those pumpkin seeds looks so good. I wish I could grab a few bites.

Our kids do the same thing when my parents come over. They run and jump and cry out their names. It's kind of fun to see. Your dad looks quite at home as a horsey.

I have pumpkin carving pictures...maybe I could post a few. Those bakeds goods your mom made sound wonderful.

Also wanted to say how nice it looks outside still with you all still wearing shorts, but you are further south.

Have a nice night!

Kristi said...

There's nothing like some time with Grandparents.
And we had fun trick-or-treating this year, but I couldn't help but think of years gone by holding Abby's hand or carrying Andrew...
Miss you!