Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween 2014

Another Halloween has come and gone. We had two surprises: Macy wanted to be Elsa (ok, that's not a surprise) and Ja and I dressed up (that is a surprise!). In our 9 years of marriage we have never dressed up on Halloween. 

The Monday before Halloween (it was on Friday) we carved pumpkins. Of course, Austin and Parker joined us. 

Macy and her two pumpkins. She helped carve the little one at Austin's a few days before. 

Anna is holding her "happy" pumpkin. 

Macy wanted to make a silly face. 

Anna followed suit. 

Here is Macy's jack O lantern. She designed the face. I bought some lights at the dollar store that changed between green, red, and yellow. They looked pretty cool in the pumpkins. 

Here is a close up of Macy's other pumpkin. She helped designed this face too. 

Here is Anna's pumpkin. Maybe next year we will so something more exciting with our pumpkins.  The girls attention span was pretty short this year. 

I looked up maternity costumes on Pinterest and the pot of gold seemed easy enough to make. I thought it turned out cute. Ja was a great sport and wore all the silly things I bought him. People commented that he was too big to be a leprechaun. I thought he was great!

Our friend had a neighborhood party and invited us even though we weren't in her neighborhood. Ja took extra gold coins with him and any time a kid said they liked his costume he would give them a coin. Word spread quickly and kids ended up saying things like "I really like your costume" and "your costume is out of this world." The bigger the compliment the more gold coins he handed out. 

We also wore our costumes to our ward Fall Festival. This was the best ward party I've been too. There was a cake walk, popcorn machine, games set up in the gym, ooey gooey house, face painting, hot dogs, and chili. It was held mostly outside which was awesome. It was great not to be squashed in the gym. The other great thing was our two neighbors came with us! Austin and Parker had a great time which was nice. 

Neighbor Karen had white spray paint for hair so we painted Macy's hair. She loved it and said, "mom, I want to do this every year!" The snowflakes are from the face painting table. 

The third Halloween party was at Macy's preschool. The day before Halloween the kids wore their costumes and they had a little party. And guess what, there were 5 Elsa's! It was cute to see Macy with her friends all dressed up. Macy was getting over a sore throat so she wasn't feeling great and looked tired. Poor girl. Luckily she was all better for the big night the next day!

Finally, it was Halloween! Trick or treaters started coming around 6. It wasn't dark yet and we hadn't eaten dinner so it took me off guard. Ja was setting up the firepit in the drive way. The girls were anxious to go so I quickly are a few bites and off we went. 

Anna is yelling trick or treat

We did spray paint Macy's hair white and sparkly but you can't see it in this picture. 

I borrowed an Anna dress (from Frozen) for Anna to wear but she refused. Instead she insisted in this Tangled dress. She would tell people she was Anna though so I guess in her mind she was. She was so adorable. 

Macy kept up with Austin and Parker. 
Anna was a little slower so I stayed behind with her. She was super excited so say trick or treat and yelled it on the side walks but got scared when she got to the door. She would say it but really quietly. She was good at saying thank you too. We eventually caught up to the big kids. I could hear Macy being very polite at the door. The other kids would just grab candy but Macy would say trick or treat and thank you. After going to one house she ran up to me saying, "mom, I even said happy Halloween!" She was so proud of herself. 

We looped back around to our house so Ja could take the girls the other half of the night. I stayed back to hand out candy. We almost ran out of candy so we borrowed some from our neighbor. Around 8pm it started to sprinkle. Then it started to pour and got really windy. It was a nice way to end Halloween night. No late night trick or treaters!

Macy and Anna poured out their candy over at Austin's. They ate a lot! Well, Anna would eat half of something then put it down. If it was a good candy I would finish it for her. 

It's now November 3rd and the thanksgiving decorations are out. Bring on the holidays!

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