Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!

We had a very eventful week that was a lot of fun. Jeff's mom started a tradition of making "scary" food around Halloween and getting together to eat it. She was out of town, but Laurie and I decided to continue the tradition in her honor for family home evening on Monday. Here's our food. I made some witches brew soup and some mummies....

Laurie made these very yummy candied apples for the kids. Not scary, but yummy.
She also made these cute ghosts to dip in a spider web of guacamole dip. It was fun to get all of us together and enjoy the beginning of Halloween week.
On Wednesday, the young women in our ward put on a trunk or treat night with dinner and activities. We still don't have an activities committee in our ward, so we were grateful they were willing to take this on. We all had a great time. Here's my little princess Regan.
Jeff had fun passing out the candy while I took Regan around.
Here's my cute primary Valiant 9 class at our ward activity. I have my cute Brooke, my niece Bailey Skipper, Madison Bailey, Melissa Ault, and our one and only courageous boy Carson Rees in the back. This group is a lot of fun. I just love being their teacher.
The cousins also got together to carve pumpkins during the week. Everyone bailed on carving the pumpkin except for Brooke. She did the whole thing by herself and loved every minute of it. Here's her great creation.
Brennan was sick for Halloween so he missed out on the fun. Poor guy. Jeff stayed at home with him and passed out candy while Laurie stayed at her house with Maddox since he was done after just a few houses. SO, I had the great privilege of taking these cute kids trick or treating by myself. Here's Kaisey & McKay in the back. Taelyn, Jadyn, Brooke and Bailey in the middle. Maddox and Regan are in front. We went all the way from their neighborhood and looped up and down through many streets until we got to our neighborhood. It was quite a walk, but we had so much fun. Regan squealed and laughed with delight as she pranced from door to door. Later she said, "Mom, I can only hold 3 candies in my little hand!" I just LOVE going with these kids and watching them. It's my favorite part of Halloween.
And here's all the candy they got without Brennan's help! Regan must have eaten more than we knew because she ended up throwing up at 1 a.m. That was fun. We had enough candy to send a big bag with Jeff to work, and two other big bags with the girls to their teachers on Monday and still had a ton left over. Hopefully I can keep it out of my sight! I just LOVE Halloween.

10 comments:

The World of Rob and Mary said...

I love the scary food tradition a definite must have next year for Halloween. It sounds like you had a fun week and the kids look great.

laura said...

cute kids, cute mummy hot dog thingys, cute everything! I'm just a little afraid of that witches brew. What the...?

sweetieabbott said...

I love the scary food idea! Nezt year I'll have to do that. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great tradition! Next year maybe we will be coming out for Halloween, it looks like you guys have way too much fun.

Daily Comics said...

OK Kristen - it's crazy how you start to see people all of a sudden - I was checking out Janelle's blog today and saw your blog - your fam is sooo cute!

Cheri said...

Love the fun food! I'll have to remember that for next year!

Melissa said...

Maybe next year I'll have to steal your mummy hot dogs idea. Sad, that Brendan missed out on the fun, guess this isn't his healthiest year, huh?!

Reeses Pieces said...

I love the dinner idea. How do I get an invite???

That picture of your primary class is so cute. I might need a copy of that.

I'll never forget the t-shirt comment at the ward trunk or treat~if you know what I mean. Hillarious!

Anonymous said...

What a fun Halloween. I love doing a theme dinner of Halloween foods. We did this one year and it was a super hit with the kids!

Clement Family said...

love the food idea, I will have to do that next year! Your family is very handsome. :)
Robyn