Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween was probably one of the FuNnEsT Halloweens we've had as a family! (Probably because Jemma is old enough to understand that it's PaRtY TiMe, and Carter is old enough to tote himself around during all the festivities!) Anyway, the pictures are pretty much in order of occurence...we had a party the night before Halloween with a bunch of other Optometry students and their children, then the night of Halloween, we had chili and cornbread and decorated sugar cookies at our good friend's Shannon and Molly Mitchell's house before attending the church "Trunk-or-Treat" and then we finished off the night with some traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. (The trick-or-treating at houses was a first for us this year...Jemma LOVED it!)
Here are the kids in their costumes, just after getting ready upstairs. I had a lot of fun putting their costumes together this year. Jemma wanted to be Dorothy (or "Dorpy" as she calls the character) and I was a little relieved that it wasn't a princess! So that left Carter with 3 options...tin man, scarecrow or lion...he made a darn cute scarecrow if I do say so myself! :)

The kids out front, set to collecting all their goodies! (Carter was actually saying "cheese" in the pic.)

Jemma and Carter at the party we had with fellow Op students...this was after the donut eating contest...Carter snagged that donut out of the box when no one (except me...:) was looking. Too funny.

This was Carter right after he had settled down on the edge of the stage to devour his loot. :)

Jemma (who says you can't use your hands!?!) chowin' down a donut in the donut-eating contest.
All Done!

Sharing a cupcake from the "cake walk".

Jemma showin' off a cookie she decorated at the Mitchell's.
Carter on his way out the door to the trunk-or-treat. I told you he was a dang cute scarecrow!

The kids with Brandon in towe.

Me, Carter, Jemma and Jemma's friend Kiera handin' out candy at the trunk-or-treat.

Jemma with friends Addi (left) and Kiera (right)...takin' time out for a little sugar on the trunk of our car. :)

Jemma and Carter even met up with a few fellow cast members from The Wizard of Oz...the Wicked Witch of the West and one of her flying monkeys! Pretty sweet! (Thanks Julie and Jace for lettin' us snap a pic with you!)

When we got home that night, Jemma said COUNTLESS times, "Thank you so much for taking me to Halloween! Halloween is my favorite! I loved it. It was so COOL!" Let's just say that Halloween is "so cool" when you have kids that make it SO MUCH FUN!


Sharee and Arthur said...

I've been checking frequently for the costume post! They turned out soooo cute! Dorpy and the scarecrow! They were perfect. Great job on the costumes, Jen! I'm in process of getting mine done. I took too many pictures so it's taking me awhile . . . hopefully tomorrow?
love ya!

Melanie said...

Jen! did you make those costumes!? they're legit!!! Carter is the cutest scarecrow ever!!! and Jemma looked so pretty!! I loved reading your post and I'm glad that they had so much fun!!! you and Brandon should have dressed up!!! you could have been galinda and Brandon could have been the tin man!!! that would have been sweet! (sorry for the multiple exclamation Jemma says..."Halloween is so cool!!")

Love you guys and thanks for the post!!!


Eric & Jewels said...

I loved Dorphy and the little scarecrow!!! Super cute! You and Sharee did such a good job on the costumes for your families I was lame and didn't do anything this year but I promise not to make that mistake next year. I thought it was so cute of Jemma how she was so grateful to you and Brandon for taking her to "Halloween"!! Again good job on those costumes they were awesome!

MarshandKrissy said...

So cute!!! I'm assuming you made them b/c you are a Stone daughter. So those are amazing!!!

Angela said...

Awww! They are so cute!! Did you make those!!

Brian, Natalie, Kyrie said...

I love those costumes! I can't believe how cute your kids are. Carter is turning into a little man. So cute!!