Wednesday, November 2

2011 Halloween Outakes

This year, we celebrated Halloween.  We normally attend the annual Powell Ranch Halloween party and that's about it.  I say that only because I'm not a huge fan of the holiday, but I've found that Ashton loves it... surprise, lol!

We started by painting and decorating some pumpkins and Ashton had a blast with those projects.  We then purchased the boys' costumes (nothing fancy or expensive) at Target and Party City.  Ashton was AMAZED at all of the party things at Party City and couldn't get off of the themed party plates, napkins, cups aisles.  The whole trip was filled with "Look!  There's Buzz and Woody" or "Mommy, come here, I want to show you something!" or "OH!  It's Diego."  My favorite was, "Mommy, there's Spider Man.  I don't like it because he is MAD!"  That gave me a laugh.  I guess Spider Man is too mean looking for this kiddo!

Halloween weekend was filled with festivities.  Friday, we had a play group birthday party/costume party for Brennan.  Saturday, we attended the party I mentioned before, the Annual Powell Ranch Halloween Party and had a great time with friends and family.  That lasted all night and we finally got home around 11pm.  I hardly saw Ashton and tried to monitor candy intake as much as possible, but... well, you know, how it can be with a 3 year old child.  Candy is king!  Sunday, we went to church and then met some friends at the RE Trunk or Treat celebration.  This was my first year to go, since last year I was a little preoccupied with a new baby on board, sweet Brennan.  In the rush of things, I forgot my camera and only have a few not so great shots on my iPhone, bleh.  Finally, Monday, we were able to trick-or-treat in our new neighborhood and Ashton LOVED it.  Aunt Timby was able to come with us and we had a great time, watching all of the kiddos running around in their costumes.  We made it home in time, to hand out some candy and Ashton was able to participate in that as well.  He loved seeing all of the different costumes.

I was a bit disappointed that while we were gone for the an hour trick-or-treating, some of my mini pumpkins that I had as decor on our porch turned up missing.  NO those were not the treats for you trick-or-treaters, haha!  Silly kids!  Who gives out real pumpkins for Halloween?!

Well, all in all, it was a fun weekend and it has shifted my thoughts on the holiday.  I still don't like everything that it represents, but it is a fun holiday for the kids.  Of course, the post wouldn't be complete without some photos of my lil guys!  There are quite a few!


Rachel said...

The boys look absolutely adorable in their costumes! And I love those pumpkins too!

Unknown said...

Great pictures!

Mommy said...

Those are all so cute! How can I save them so I can get some prints?

Lindsay said...

Yay for an update!! Very good pictures. Your iphone pics are better than my everyday camera. :) Your boys are adorable. I am so glad Ashton is one of Blake's best friends. He cannot wait for Friday!!!