Monday, October 31, 2011

Hook and 'Bell

We had quite the Trick or Treat extravaganza this weekend! 

First up was Trunk or Treat on Sunday night at our church.  Our theme this year was Peter Pan.  My sister did her trunk up like the Indian Camp and the girls dressed up like Peter Pan and Wendy.  (We convinced Emma that many famous actresses have played Peter Pan on the stage)

Our trunk was Pirate Cove and JD was Captain Hook and Meg was Tinkerbell. 

My mom's trunk was the "Darling Nursery" where the kids fly out of at the beginning of the movie.  All very well done and pulled together by the artwork of my Uncle Daron and Aunt Robin who came into town to help us celebrate Halloween!

Here are the kiddos in character.

And here they are just being cute!

This morning, our playgroup had a Halloween party with lots of great food, games and a pinata!!

After all the kids had a turn, JD finished it off to bring the candy down. 

Tonight was trick or treating in the neighborhood.  We had to wait for daddy to finish school, so the kids were pretty antsy! 

Meg had perfected her "Trick or Treat" and "Thanks for the canny!"

Neither kid was ready to pull of the costumes tonight, but I'm sure they will enjoy a candy treat tomorrow!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time for Pumpkins

Yes, I took a little hiatus from blogging. The picture posting is really irritating me on Blogger, but I'm going to stick it out a little longer.

The kids and I had some Halloween fun this week with lots more to come this weekend!

After school on Wednesday, I took the kids to a local "Pumpkin Patch" and I use that term very loosely since it was pretty much just some overpriced pumpkins on scattered hay. But JD was thrilled to be at a "real" pumpkin patch, so we made the most of it.

Meg loved the painted signs and pointed out "Kitty" and Mickey right away.

JD found the perfect pumpkin and was very happy to pick it up to show me.

Meg thought the pumpkins made great chairs.

Both kids helped decorate the pumpkin once we got it home. We are all about potato heads in this family, so carving wasn't even in the discussion!

Today was JD's preschool nursery rhyme dress up day. They pretty much laid down the law about wearing a regular costume. It had to be from a nursery rhyme.

Sooo here is what I came up with. See if you can figure out what nursery rhyme inspired us.

Okay, didn't get it right away? Try this picture.

Still haven't figured it out?? Maybe this will give you a hint. JD is pointing to the nursery rhyme character that they made in class that he is dressed up like.

Sheesh! Is it not obvious?? JD is Humpty Dumpty! Didn't the crack in his beanie cap give it away? Okay, so I'm not the most creative costume maker in the world... On the plus side, JD thought it was the best costume ever. And I thought he looked really cute in his bow tie!

Here's a cute picture of his class at their party.

JD spent most of the afternoon today practicing his "trick or treat" skills with a decorative Halloween basket. Watch out Trunk or Treat - JD knows his business!!