Oh Halloween, I love to hate you! Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween just as much as Christmas. I think I have as many Halloween decorations as I have Christmas ones. But dang, Halloween is WORK! I counted it up and Tabby (my oldest) has to dress up in her costume SEVEN different times this year. Remember when you were a kid and you not only wore your costume once for trick or treating but you constructed it the day before out of a paper bag or something you had around the house? I remember one year wrapping a box with Christmas wrapping paper, slapping a bow on it and cutting a hole out for my head and walking out the door to go get candy. And I think one year I wore a trash bag and called myself a California Raisin. Remember those cartoon raisins that played in a band? Anyway, now our kids pretty much need the couture version of a Halloween costume and you have to buy it like in July or they'll be sold out. Like I said before, I truly love this holiday. I love getting my kids dressed up and man they look cute. But I need a break and the real Halloween hasn't even happened yet. And by the way, all of our costumes are already worn and stained. I guess I got my money's worth! Oh well, my kids really love going to all the different parties and Tabby looks forward to Halloween pretty much the whole year so watching them have so much fun really makes the headache worth it!
Regardless of all the work, we had a great weekend because we had our ward Trunk-or-Treat party last night and my parents had a Halloween party for the grandkids tonight. Here are some pics of those cute little boogers!
Here we are right before our Trunk-or-Treat party:
Magi (my sis) handmade this flower pot costume for her girl Madeline. Cutest flower I've ever seen!
The kids loved the "mummy" races. Thanks for letting us waste your toilet paper Grandpa!
Yum! Yum! I have to give it up to my friend Tresure for the inspiration to make these little gems!
Okay, not only did my sis make her daughter's costume she also made the most hilarious cake! And it was delicious!
Grandma and grandpa had stuff to make s'mores. All Rex wanted to do was burn as many marshmallows as he could to a crisp. He'd get 'em blazing and then wave the stick around. Who says 2 year olds can't play with fire?
Here's Magi enjoying herself. You even look cute with your mouth full, Mag!