Monday, November 2, 2009

We love Halloween!!!

We began our Halloween festivities off with H1N1 flu shots and some cookie decorating. You can see Tripp here in the picture wishing he was just a little bigger and could show off his mad cookie decorating skills. Next year buddy!
He did get to participate in getting a flu shot, lucky him. There was finally a clinic that we were able to make it to and I got them all their first of two vaccines. I was so happy to get those done. It was stressing me out a little that I was unable to get my hands on those vaccines. I know that they may still get sick, but at least this will make me feel a little better about it anyway!Riley was very neat and took her time while she decorated.
Cash was a bit more of a mess and was more interested in eating than the decorating.

The weather was really nice on Saturday so we were able to burn off some energy in the backyard before we got all dressed up. We decided to go with a farm theme this year. I got Tripp this cute chicken outfit from Old Navy. I really wanted to make him a pig, but the chicken was cute too! Don't mind the one red eye. I live for the day that they make a red eye button on a camera, but one that doesn't have to blink a half dozen times before it takes the picture. Kinda makes capturing those impromptu, touching moments hard when the kids are distracted by the flash in their faces!

And here are my ear of corn and farmer...tractor and all! I think she looked like a pretty good ear of corn considering she is REALLY hard to get to wear costumes. This was about as much as I could get on her. A nice corn hat and some kind of bottom to her costume would have made it a little better, but I knew that was pointless.

I love this~We trick or treated with my friend from college, Tricia, and her little boy Merak. Cash and Merak are good buds. I love Riley looking into her bucket to make sure her candy is safe inside. They LOVED Trick or Treat!

And this is the last picture of the tractors debut...

It was just slowing Cash down too much so it rode on the stroller with Tripp. I spent a little too much time on that thing to just leave it back at the house.

We made it to about 6 houses and then the kids were done. They loved it and kept saying "more candy?" Some of the houses around here were pretty done up for the night with ghosts and scary monsters. One house kind of creeped me out so I could see why they kids were so scared. They really didn't like anyone with a mask on, especially those creepy Scream masks. If they saw someone coming at them with one of those masks on, they would stop dead in their tracks and turn the other way saying "no, no, no!" We made it though without seeing too many scary costumes and we let them each pick out one piece of candy to eat before bed. They both picked out the same thing, what else...a sucker!

Me and Tricia with Riley, Tripp, Cash and Merak.

Here they are with Darin trying to find the moon. They are fascinated with the fact that the sun goes "nite, nite" and then the moon comes up.

Tripp on his last of his FIRST holidays...the little guy will be one in just two weeks!

After we trick or treated, we let the kids help pass out candy. They loved that just as much as getting the candy themselves. Cash would get all excited and say "I give lots of them!"

At least they liked the tractor and were able to play with it!

Hope everyone had as much fun as we did! Happy onto Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. Rachel,
    Those costumes are adorable! I loved the tractor! You went to a ton of work! I almost did that for Andrew last year (a "Thomas" train) but Craig reminded me he had just learned to walk so I couldn't make him wear something like that! lol! I love all the pictures- your blog is great! Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!
    Jen, Craig & Andrew