Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Preparations

We have been pretty much "preparing" for Halloween all month - ever since the girls got their costumes in late September. They have asked to wear them almost daily. This is the first day we got them:

I think most people think they are angels, but they're really supposed to be fairies.

The weekend before Halloween, we went to a fundraiser at Austin's school. The kids had a lot of fun, and Austin won a cake from the cake-walk. I think he actually won the first walk and had the first selection on the table with over 30 cakes. He took the biggest one he could find. Needless to say, he was ecstatic that we could bring some more sugar home. (mental note: check calendar for the next dentist appointment.)

Austin wanted to be a Houston Texans football player for Halloween, but I totally missed the boat on that one.... I ran out of time to order it online. So James took him to Target that morning and found this Transformer costume. He's never actually seen the movie. He would have been just as good off going as James Dean, the Swamp Thing or King Kong. I guess he just liked the way it looked.

We all made this scarecrow - by the way, it's a lot of work to make a scarecrow. When you stand him up he sort of looks like Pat from SNL.

By the way, the scarecrow is the one seated. :)

When we came home, Austin decided to draw his face, and then write words on him like "scary" and "I love pumpkins." Currently he's sitting outside in one of the chairs, and every time I pass by the window he scares the bejeebers out of me - it almost looks like a real person. Maybe crows aren't as dumb as we think. I think he's ready to be put up for the season.

Of course we had to carve pumpkins and roast pumpkin seeds. Yum! This is how they turned out this year.

Then the kids went out trick-or-treating Saturday night. They got a whole bunch of candy, of which all the Reese's got confiscated and put into my secret hideout. Then half of it got thrown away, and still we are left with way too much sugar in this house and 3 kiddos asking for a treat every 3.312 minutes.

I'm not sure if the kids had more fun trick or treating, or handing out candy when they got home. They loved when someone showed up at the door. They'd look out the window and say, "here comes another customer." Abby was super friendly and told everybody "see you waiter" and "Happy Halloween!" You could tell the teens just loved her.

All that sugar should make for a pretty exciting November.