Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Bash

Since we already had a tiger costume that would fit Charlie were were throwing around some ideas like Jungle Book and Winnie-the-Pooh; however, Alec wanted to be a lion so we worked with that. I found a lion jumpsuit at Savers and threw together the rest.

In the early afternoon we practiced trick-or-treating along one of the main streets around here that had the businesses pass out candy. Charlie got the hang of taking candy out of a bowl, but didn't really want to put it in a bag... not when his mouth was ready for it! Then we had barely any time for naps before going to our two-ward party/carnival. Alec was mostly scared of everyone costumes and the crowds but had that bizarre fascination where although he didn't want to do anything by himself or even let go of our hands, he also didn't want to leave. It wasn't too hard to convince him to head on over to our courtyard party with words like, "watch a movie outside, pizza, friends, jack-o-lantern contest, costume parade, caramel apples and more trick-or-treating."

I actually got to relax at this courtyard party for a few minutes. It helped to have two other awesome CAs and to have the children basically immobilized with a movie. Alec was a pro trick-or-treater, said "thank you" and even happily gave ("just one") candy to other kids who came to our patio. Charlie, having already mastered the grabbing part, perfected the stashing part, yet still had trouble with the stopping part. Luckily most people let him take a few handfuls before Chris had to tear him away. Overall, it was a fun Halloween.

Alec was crying from something seriously trivial and my mind wandered from concern to "we don't have very many pictures of this face even though we see it daily" I couldn't resist.

11 comments:

dixie said...

Great pictures! We wish we could have been there for all the fun!

Barb: said...

I love the costume theme--great idea! It looks like you all had a lot of fun. And I can't believe Charlie is already a year old-wow! And my other thought after reading your blog is that it is sad (for us, not you) that your fall entails short-sleeved shirts and our fall entails snow.

Ryan + Jess said...

So cute. You are so creative (I say that like every time I comment!).

Only one more holiday before Christmas! WAHOO!

Shelly Beth said...

Looks like such a fun Halloween filled with LOTS of candy - a mommy's dream. I love all the things your courtyard friends do together. What a great place to live, filled with friends and kids!

mmbateman said...

Looks like so many fun times there with your friends Brittney1 Glad you can treasure these memories!

brittany said...

My first thought was that Chris was a party pooper, but then I actually read the sign on his shirt and laughed really hard. Yall are so creative! Cute pictures, and it looks like the party was a hit. You do so good with those court yard parties.

Skyler said...

ohmygoodness. So cute, I actually thought Alec was laughing on that last pic. until you said otherwise :)

Katie B. said...

Way to take a step back and document his development. You'll have fun looking back at that later.

Carli said...

You get the prize for cutest kids--and cutest halloween costumes. Congratulations :)

MandaMommy said...

I keep thinking on first glance that that tricycle behind you is part of your costume and that you're a teletubby... Weird.

nethaby said...

it looks like SUCH a fun halloween! you took awesome pictures that really captured the event. the looks of wonder and excitement/protest on your boys faces says it all. :)