Saturday, November 20, 2010

Halloween 2010

I know we are a little late posting these...but I know when it comes to photos...its never too late...especially for Grandparents that live far away! So here's to you, Jaima and Kenyon! I hope Kansas is treating you well! XOXO!

For Halloween this year we decided to dress up as a family. My 3 favorite parts of all of our costumes:
#1-Tink's Shoes-Rylee and I made these together!
#2-Wendy's bangs that curl inward (did people really do that?)
#3-Peter Pan's green tights-probably the only time I will be able to get away with putting green tights on my son!

Once Landon tasted one of his trick or treat candies, he quickly got the hang of it, as is evident by the fist fulls of Crunch and the messy face.

Rylee went to more house this year than ever before and actually accepted the candy at each house she went to...unlike one previous year when she had enough candy but still wanted knock on people's doors to say hi!

Pumpkin Celebration

Last year we started a new tradition in our home (if you don't remember its worth revisiting Landon with his 1st pumpkin). It is called our "Pumpkin Celebration". Basically it is a night were we totally get everything that is pumpkin out of our system. This year the menu was : London Broil with Pumpkin Risotto, Pumpkin and White Bean Soup, Pumpkin seeds, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins. Yes we kinda overdo it but that's part of the fun!

Of course, we carved our pumpkin as well.

Landon was a little curious about what was inside...

...and liked what he found!
Rylee took a very active role in the pumpkin carving this fact she designed our pumpkin's face all by herself.

Ta-da! We thought her design was fantastic! My favorite part was its big toothy grin! (I carved the ghost pumpkin at a YW activity at church).

Rylee took it totally upon herself to make us all a game to play. She drew two pictures, pinned them up and blind folded us. Then we played pin the ghost in the mouth and the pumpkin on the spot. How creative!

We finished off the night by dancing to the Monster Mash (no pics...sorry!) and with baths to wash off pumpkin goo. It was a great night! Trick or Treating was fun this year...but in the end it was our Pumpkin Celebration that I enjoyed the most!