Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Edition Random Questions


1. When it comes to Halloween, which are you? 1) All about it. 2) Don't really care. 3) Avoid it.

We like Halloween at this house - not really just Halloween, fall in general I guess. The kids love to dress up and go to the church and play and do all the fun activities on Halloween night. Avery's birthday is the day after Halloween and Isaiah's is on the 5th so they really have a week of celebrating and getting stuff and having fun and its a good time all around. So we might categorize ourselves as "all about it" but we avoid the evil stuff and stick with the pumpkin patches and the costumes and candy - what else could a kid want?

2. What's your favorite element of the Halloween season? Candy, pumpkins, costumes, or kids knocking on your door?

We love the pumpkins and the costumes the most - the kids all like the idea of candy of course, but really we end up throwing so much of it away because they forget about it (that is after mom picks out all the really good chocolate!)

I used to love trick or treating when I was a kid - we lived in the perfect small town for it - so many people you could trust and safely walk around with your friends and even TP a few houses when you got into upper elementary school. So growing up with that I always looked forward to being able to hand out candy when became an adult and got my own house - but it's just not the same around here - it's mostly older kids that come around, older kids that are too old to trick-or-treat and they're in not-so-cute costumes (or no costumes at all, just a pillow case to hold the candy!)....so we don't hand out candy, we go to the church fall festivals instead....and that's a new fun tradition.

3. Which candy is the one you always hoped you'd get lots of when you did your trick-or-treating?

Snickers bars!!!! What's not to love about that chewy goodness of caramel, chocolate and peanuts! Although I will settle for a Reese's peanut butter cup too.

4. What's your favorite costume that you had, either long ago or recently?

My favorite costume.....hmmmm.....I remember being Chewbacca one year for Halloween, you know those plastic painted smocks and masks with the eye holes cut out that would make your face sweat. I don't know why I remember that one, but I do. I think I was Smurfette one year too. As an adult, I would just like to say that there are very few decent adult women's costumes....a lot of them a quite risque! This year I took an old yellow shirt I had and a yellow head band and hot glued fake sunflowers all over them and I was a field of sunflowers.

5. If you've got kids who are dressing up, what are they gonna be this year?

Now here are the pictures of my kids in their costumes for Halloween this year - our first theme year. Isaiah was a farmer, Huston was a scarecrow (thanks Jen for the idea) and Avery and Lillie were ears of corn (thanks Tammy for that idea). I took Tammy's suggestions, plus a few ideas I had on the internet, plus a few of my own and mixed them all together and I got it all done....and it was relatively inexpensive all in all.


The farmer...


The scarecrow - notice the hay coming out of his cuffs...I tried to convince him to let me stuff his shirt with polyfil but he wouldn't do it...or wear the gardening gloves....oh well....


The harvest of corn....


The cute little baby corn...


The candy corn....ha!


I like this shot because Avery is trying to be a scarecrow too...


The farmer and the scarecrow....


So that was this year's Halloween fun. It's exhausting, but worth it. Working and planning the church event kind of takes away the mama and kids enjoying it all together, but I get to enjoy helping them put the costumes together so it's all good.

6 comments:

vicki said...

The kids are cute. I like the corn especially. The little farmer looks like what a lot of little kids look like around here everyday. That wouldn't be a costume for them. You would notice that even the rubber boots would be normal. ha. Isn't that funny, what's a costume to your kids, is normal stuff here?

Jessie said...

that is funny...it's not like you wouldn't see any kiddos dressed like that around here - on the outskirts of town you would...but they are few and far between.

And it is hard for Isaiah to part with his rubber boots!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Such cute photos!!

Vicki W. said...

I guess there are two Vicki's here!

My kids aren't allowed to dress up scary. Hunter was an alien this year, maybe that qualifies.... maybe not.

I still take my kids trick or treating to that perfect little town. :)

Jessie said...

Thanks Melissa

And Vicki - the memories I have of us wandering those streets TPing and trick or treating - fun times!

And an alien doesn't have to be scary - he could be a very diplomatic alien hoping to establish peace among all planets :o)

Jen said...

Ahh, they look great!