Friday, November 05, 2010

Halloween Adventures

This years Halloween was a LOT of fun in this household. We did LOTS of crafts, shopped ALL month for the candy, and we spent a TON of time planning out our costumes - trying to find a theme that we were all ok with. One that was cute, and one that the dad and the three year old could agree on. The Three Year old wanted us to be princesses...the dad wasn't so sure. The dad wanted to do nothing...The Three Year old wasn't so sure. So the Mom came to the rescue and the baby didn't object. And since we were the only two in agreement, our costumes were the only ones considered. I like having a baby on my team.

So Hailey got to be a Pirate

Paige got to be her trusty Parrot

I was lucky enough to be Peter Pan

And the Dad - because he was so enthusiastic, got to be a Lost Boy - which means he wore his normal clothes. (I personally think Captain Hook would have been way cooler, but I can't really force him into his costume like I can the other two kids).

Anyway, before we actually did ANY of that, we carved a pumpkin (with our friends, the Allred's). I'll admit, I may have been the artist behind this amazing cat...who's left eye is just decomposing away, it really was there to start with.

Then Hailey got all dolled out in her gear for her Preschool Class:

Then next, I had a little Halloween party at my house for a few of Hailey's friends and siblings in town (with the help of some of my closest friends here)

They may have danced a little

And Decorated Cookies...which was apparently waaaay too much fun

I may have stolen the only picture of me in character from my friend Julie's Facebook album...of her daughter. Sorry.

The kidlets even went through a little Haunted House in the basement (which was too scary for pictures...but still very very cool)

Then the next day we went to the "Trunk or Treat" hosted by our ward...and the girls got WAY too much CANDY (which I may or may not have eaten too much of)!

And that pretty much sums up our Halloween this year. I can't wait for next year...I've already got a few ideas for costumes all planned out. The goal is creative, cute, themed and original. It will be fun.


angie said...

cute. good job on the cat pumpkin! i can hardly draw a normal jack-o-lantern face without a pattern!

Francis Family said...

I love that you did a family theme! Everyone looks so great!
I wanted to do that this year but the motivation just wasn't there. Maybe next year.
Looks like you guys had a great halloween!

Lahni said...

Again, with the orange! Just kidding...thanks for hosting the fun party!

The Taylors said...

Great job on the costumes Meagan, and you threw a kids Halloween party! Wow! You are super mom! Coolest mom on the block I bet! You could teach me a few things...

The Harker Family said...

What cute costumes! I loved your Peter Pan outfit!!! Adorable.

Anonymous said...

Great costumes!

I loved this: "I can't really force him into his costume like I can the other two kids."

Other two kids..! :)

I love the cat pumpkin, it still looked good a few days later, but it looked best all lit up.

Can hardly wait to see the themed costumes for next year.

Love and hugs,

Jewel said...

Darling costumes. You are such a fun Mom!!!!! (of a couple of pretty darling little girls!)