Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011

I'm just noticing how much RED was in our costumes this year for Halloween.
Me (yes, I know my eyes are closed) a pirate.
Jeff as one of the best Nacho Libres I've seen,
Griffin as Harry Potter (who,by the way, just recently told me he might be changing his name to Harry in the future),
Trey as a ninja in a power ranger suit (he didn't know the difference, plus it was $6 at Goodwill)
Kai as Superman (in a saggy diaper).

This was the first of three nights dressing up which is why Griffin and Kai let me spray their hair black. They didn't know any better. This first night was our ward's Trunk or Treat. The boys ran around with their friends like crazy and were sweating 30 minutes after we got there.
Black droplets of perspiration streaming down their faces was not in the plans.
Neither was the itching.
Kai was fine, but Griffin was practically clawing his scalp off blaming all his discomfort on the hairspray-dye.
Drama, drama!

The next night was the Gardner Halloween Dinner.
Always a good time.
Julia as a zombie prom queen........Courtney as Medusa.

I caught Danica in a perfect position to "elevate" (get it?)
her cute ghost costume.

The next night was Halloween.
We set up a scary goal we had used for the Trunk or Treat.
This gave trick or treaters the chance of scoring a king size candy bar.

I took the boys around our block to get the actual Trick or Treat experience and discovered that Kai's kindergarten teacher lives on the same street as us! Does that make ME a bad neighbor or would it be HER fault because she's lived here longer?
Doesn't matter.
After that we picked up some of my crazy siblings and found a neighborhood haunted house.

This is Katie with her fiance', Brandon.

My always-willing-to-pose-sister, Shannon.
(I can make fun of her because we share that same trait. Although, one of us (**cough**Shannon) is a tad more willing.)

Allan, the cross-dressing-Geisha, who I'd bet was dressed by the sisters.
What a good sport.
And yes, he wore those shoes the whole time.
They actually forced him to walk more accurately for the character I think.
Smart move Allan. Smart move.

The haunted house was really well done, and made me scream once even though the people putting it on turned it down a few notches when children went through.
The boys loved it and were so proud of themselves for not being scared.
All-in-all... a great Halloween.


Shirl and Bill said...

I would say that was one great week of Halloween and fun and candy and dress-up. Love the costumes

Danielle said...

Wow! Halloween at your house looks awesome!

becky d said...

Oh my stars....! Thanks for the post! I didn't even know for sure if Shan and Allan dressed up.