After 6 weeks of festivities, the actual week of Halloween finally came!
We kicked off the holiday with Evil Ball #8.
Brett and I had no clue about costumes until about 4 days before, and we maybe bit off a little more than we could chew.
What started as some simple paper mache pumpkin heads, quickly turned into sculpted, lit from inside, harnessed pumpkin heads.
That's what you get when you're married to an artistic wizard.
Let's just say we stayed up some late nights and made a few runs to the craft/hardware stores before it was all said and done.
We took home the Most Original Costume prize...2nd year in a row!
Next year, I'm going as a ghost.
I'm still tired from pulling that one off...and Brett did all the dirty work!
They were a bit of a pain on the old dance floor, but definitely provided some humor!
Brett, Becky, Mom, Annie, Me
Minus our Heads
Mom, Annie, Randy, Dad
(Lady from the Birds, Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Crazy Bird Witch Thing)
Not a clue who these people are.
This was Jack trying my pumpkin head on for size during the construction process.
Funniest thing ever.
On Monday, we picked 3 of our 16 pumpkins to carve.
I wasn't quite sure how Jack would take to cutting up his precious pumpkins, but he had no problem with it.
He also had very little interest.
Apparently, the smell of the pumpkin innards were just too much for him.
He kept a safe distance.
Tucker was a happy bystander.
The crazy artist at it again...
He made for a good peanut gallery
I should never be trusted with sharp objects.
I broke every tool in the kit.
Here's Brett's Jack the Pumpkin King creation...
My pumpkins are hardly worth sharing.
Wednesday was Halloween, and we started the day with Jack not really feeling like Halloween.
He couldn't stop talking about and celebrating it for weeks...and then the day came and he kept telling me "Halloween is broken."
Luckily, a visit to Kate's school got him out of his funk, and he was ready to sport his bones costume and get into the true Halloween spirit.
He particularly enjoyed marching around the school with Principal Ross (Dorothy) and all of the other kids.
After some naps... we were off to Annie's for our traditional Halloween festivities.
Annie's boys were off by the time we got there, so my Griffin pics are lacking, but Lucy and Izzy were beyond perfect for prancing around the neighborhood with Jack as he trick-or-treated.
He was excited at first, but quickly realized it was a lot of walking and effort to just get a bunch of candy he wouldn't eat anyway (weird kid!).
So, his trick or treating lasted about a half hour, and then he was more than content playing at his girlfriend Annie's house the rest of the night.
We enjoyed yummy soup and breadsticks, and had fun just hanging out.
Tucker, as usual, was a huge problem.
(In case you can't tell, he too was bones.)
I could not wait until November 1st to take down and collect all of Jack's hundreds of random Halloween trinkets that were cluttering the house. We really did have so much fun watching his little obsession, and I can't wait to celebrate the next holidays with him as he is older and starting to understand better.
We most definitely exhausted this holiday!
Now, onto the next!