Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bumblebee and Snow White

Well of course there was no question as to what Hunter would choose as far as a Halloween costume went. The big question was whether to be Optimus Prime or Bumblebee. We went around to all the stores and Target had the best quality for the best price. Deke and I loved the Optimus costume but bug was sold on the Bumblebee one so Bumblebee it would be. Of course he was in true Transformer character, he would lift the mask as we walked from house to house and then "transform" with full sound effects as he approached each door. He loved trick or treating and especially loved the house we went to that had a man disguised as a ninja perched on his roof. One of the funniest parts of the night was when Deke walked Hunter up to a house that had a strobe light on. I think the strobing threw off his depth perception because Hunter walked up and ran straight into the front door, smack right with his face.Deke and I tried to hide our laughter since he was so serious about it, he gets very into character. I was so excited when we decided to have Avery be Snow White because it was so fitting for her with her dark hair.
She was so sweet, at first she was a little apprehensive but then once she got the hang of it she loved it. She would follow Hunter up to the door and then say "treeeat" and once they put it in her bag she would run back to us yelling "I got some daddy, I got some." We went trick or treating around the neighborhoods for two hours and she walked the whole time in that dress and flip flops. She refused to let us carry her or help her carry her bag that by the end of the night she was practically dragging behind her. It was so sweet to watch the kids we all really enjoyed it this year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Getting ready for Halloween

One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the fun the kids and I have making Halloween related dinners and treats. The picture above is Hunter's favorite thing to make... Boo Bugs. His favorite part is getting to decorate them by squeezing the ketchup and mustard through a syringe. He also loves making the "web" out of ketchup and ranch dressing. We have a tradition that every year we make "ghost pancakes" for the kids with different scary faces. They are so easy to make and the kids get such a kick out of them.
This year we made a really cute Frankstein pizza...

This is Hunter's monster pizza :)

It was soooo funny to watch the kids with their pumpkins this year. My favorite part is taking out the seeds and I thought that this year Avery would get a kick out of it. No way! She absolutely refused to put her hand in and touch the seeds. When we put her hand in the pumpkin to have her try this is what happened....

When we finally convinced her that she was fine, she would reach in and grab some seeds, then ask for a towel to wipe off her hands. This continued the whole time we cleaned out the pumpkin, oh boy what a girly girl.

We let Hunter design and carve his own pumpkin this year which he was more than ecstatic about. He did a great job for only being five I was so proud of him he is so cute :)

And here were the end results we all had so much fun. I'll have to put up pictures of them in their costumes later they were so cute.