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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Celebrating Halloween

Now that my finances are all caught up from the last 6 months, I need to work on catching up this blog! So I will start about where I left off, which was just before Halloween. Since we had only been home for a couple of weeks from Utah and I still had a newborn, I was pretty laid back about celebrating Halloween. It was unusually warm for being October (which was wonderful because we could still get outside with the baby) so we played in the leaves a lot.

The week just before Halloween my sister came home from Utah for a visit and to celebrate her birthday. Since she was here my Grandma and Grandpa decided to come down from Michigan for a visit. So we had lots of company and did lots of playing. We all went to the zoo one day, which was lots of fun.
Here are the kids with their Great-Grandparents. Rigdon was being so cute just staring up at Grandma. And of course the other three are being silly as usual.
Then we carved pumpkins. Kendall and I tag-teamed this year. I cleaned out the insides with the kids one night and Kendall did the actual carving the next night. Talmage picked the spider, in honor of Spiderman.
Avri said that she just wanted 2 hearts. We tried to talk her into something a little more elaborate, but once Avri has made up her mind it is hard to change it.
Sadie picked a bat which was surprising to me. For such a sweet little girl, she has a real flair for scary things. Her very favorite movie (which she currently asks to watch about 3 times a day) is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Kendall decided to carve a pumpkin of his own as well. Here it is without the lights.
But when you light it up it is really cool! Here is a picture of my cute hubby 15-ish years ago!
And finally, pictures of the kids playing in the leaves. Notice they are still wearing shorts!

With Halloween being on Sunday we decided not to trick-or-treat on Halloween. So we used the church Halloween party as our celebration and candy experience. We decided to just go with random costumes this year rather than a theme. Avri really wanted to be a fairly princess, so I had about 2 hours to make a dress to go with the wings that she so desperately wanted to wear. She was so excited about the dress. She said she looked "Just like a princess" which made me happy to see that she was pleased with such a simple thing.
Rigdon made a darling little tiger.
Aunt Amber was Super Girl. But she changed out of her costume after just a little while because Talmage kept telling her how much more he liked her costume than his own. Hers was shiny and had boots. :) She didn't want to make him feel bad about his costume.
For Halloween we stayed up late and watched "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" with everyone and ate popcorn and drank orange pop. It's so nice to have little kids who are so easily pleased. :)

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