Monday, November 5, 2012


The kids decided on a Harry Potter theme this year.  Carter was Harry, Gavin was Ron and Jemma was Hermione.  Cute little Hogwarts students, huh.  :)
Here they are before the ward Trunk-or-Treat

And here they are at the Trunk-or-Treat.  Gavin kept putting his bag on his head...I kinda looks like Frankenstein. ;)

We carved pumpkins for Family Home Evening the Monday before Halloween.  Brandon informed me that no one looks very good in this photo, and he's right, but this is the ONLY picture I have been in since we moved to Georgia.  I just wanted you all to know that I am still a member of this family.  

We had a spiderweb dip with chips for dinner before Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.  I know it doesn't sound like much of a dinner, but my kids LOVE 7 layer dip and I wanted them FULL before they went off to collect MORE candy.

Ready to Trick-or-Treat.  
(Gavin would not cooperate with me, so I didn't get a picture of him alone.)  Another side note, we are quite aware that Harry's glasses were not taped together on the side, nor did they use duck tape.  Those glasses really were broken...five minutes after we got them they were broken and I was not going to try to find another pair.  

Some friends from church came over and joined Brandon and the kids trick-or-treating in our neighborhood.  They were gone for a little over an hour and I sat in utter silence at home (aside from the occasional trick-or-treater) and it was complete bliss.  I think we could make that a Halloween tradition.  :)
Left to right, back to front: Brad and Brandon in their awesome bird hats, Aubrey, Jemma, Courtney, Carter and Gavin.

When they got back, I met everyone at the door, but quickly noticed Gavin was missing.  After a brief look around, we found him in the dining room, sitting on the floor surrounded by his loot.  He wasted NO time digging into his treats.
These kids got more candy than we will probably EVER eat.  They're wittlin' away at it...(And I am not opposed to sneaking a piece of chocolate or two from their bags daily.)  :)


Sharee and Arthur said...

The costumes turned out great! Your kids look adorable. And I love Carter's broken glasses. Sean broke his tweedle dee hat 5 minutes after it arrived as well, so he had tape on his costume also. :) Happy Halloween!

Kristina said...

Your kids look too cute. I love the capes, and the ties, Jemma's hair, and even Carter's broken glasses! What a fun holiday. I love the idea of dad's taking the kids trick or treating. I probably would have been tempted to turn off the porch light. We miss you guys. And I agree, we need to see more of you on your blog, Jen.

Mitch n' Molly said...

Hattie just said, I wemeber when we went over to that little boys house. When we lived in grove garden. And his house was close to our house... I wanna go over to their house again...
She remembers!!! LOVE your adorable family and we miss you all the more for it! Beautiful costumes!

-tracy said...

I am always impressed by the amount of effort you go to for your kids. They are lucky little ones!
Their costumes were adorable and they look SO big!

Brian, Natalie, Kyrie said...

such cute costumes! They all look so cute. Jemma looks so cute with her two front teeth missing. Love it! Love you and miss you guys!

Mikelle said...

LOVE IT!!!! also, I am stealing your dip idea! So smart:)