We love Halloween at our house. I usually have the kids costumes ordered by the first of September and it's generally a theme... however this year Kanyon and Scarlett just couldn't agree on costumes that went together (so opinionated!), so I had to give up on that fun idea this year.
We carved pumpkins on Friday night. I guess I should say that Steve and I carved the pumpkins while the kids watched and yelled "gross!!" and then laughed uncontrollably as we gutted them. ;) Can't wait until they are actually capable of doing it themselves! They turned out cute though.
Kanyon's was the dragon... of course.
Scarlett's was the cat.
And Cohen's was the bat.
Kelan didn't get a carved pumpkin this year... after doing 5 (including Steve and I's)... one more was just too much for a little guy that wouldn't even know.
I took some pictures of the kids in their costumes Saturday night before trick or treating.
We had a Ninja Warrior... Kanyon.
A pretty pink princess... Scarlett.
A stinky little skunk... Cohen.
Not a fan of the hat, until we were out and it kept him warm and he figured out that you get candy for wearing it... he was in heaven.
And a sweet little giraffe... Kelan.
I finally caught a real smile on camera... he was such a happy little thing all night. He got to stay at home with dad and hand out candy. I love this age!
Here were our pumpkins all lit up.
Just as we were about to head out trick or treating, it started pouring rain with thunder and lightening and then hailing with crazy wind. We decided to wait it out and hope it cleared up a little. It eventually did and we went up and down our one street before calling it good. :) I did snap a cool shot of the rainbow that appeared just after the hail storm. You can see the hail gathered around the edge of our grass.
Every Halloween, I let the kids eat as much candy as they want (after dinner of course) and then the "candy monster" pays our house a visit that night while they are sleeping and eats all their candy. The older two actually think it's funny to hear about the candy monster and don't mind that he eats their candy. Steve and I had to laugh though as we were cleaning out Scarlett's bucket that night...
I guess if you don't have time to eat it all before bed, then you just sample what you can and toss it back in the bucket. ;)
It was a fun night... my parents, my brother Trent, and my sister-in-law Alex all came over to hang out. We had pizza, salad, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and cider... it was lots of fun!
Now on to November... can you believe it will be Christmas soon??