Ah, Halloween. I sincerely love October, and most of the fall and Halloween traditions that fall therein. The one tradition I don't entirely adore is the annual family pumpkin-carving contest. Don't get me wrong--I love being able to connect with my parents, siblings, and adorable nieces and nephews through this contest, but I really HATE carving pumpkins. We do have a system--the kids choose designs, Adam guts, I carve, and the kids help out a little here and there. I have to say, my carving skills this year were sub-par. Oh, well.
|Ty: Lego Minifigure|
|McKay: Green Lantern|
|Annie: Olaf (my personal favorite!)|
But aside from the carving, I really love Halloween! The kids get so excited about it, and it's just fun to have fun with them!
|Ty: The Falcon|
|Annie: Minnie Mouse|
The kids have a new principal this year, and he allowed them to wear costumes to school. That was a first for them, and it was so exciting! After school, we went down to Main Street to participate in the trick-or-treating, games, and bounce houses there. It was less awesome than last year, just because it was SO crowded. It stressed me out big time to have all three kids wandering, and no daddy with me to help out!
After our traditional mummy dog dinner, we went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. The weather was really quite mild, which was super great not to have to freeze all night!
And this was from our ward's Soup and Spook the following evening:
I sure do love those littles of mine!