Daddy and his little devil!
The Black Ninja
He has many moves.
So many in fact, that it is impossible to show them all at this time. You will just have to trust me. :)
Spence actually did the boys makeup...I can't believe it...I love it!
The finished product...so hilarious! Thanks mom for sewing his costume!
Once we were dressed and "makeuped", it was off to the Humphery's for pictures and trick-or-treating. Can you believe that they are all sitting still and looking where we want them to for a picture? This has to be a first....am I right Kris ??? Oh wait, now I see that Briton's (the cowboy) face is the right direction, but his eyes are looking somewhere else. That sneaky, little rascal.
There, now he's looking. (the picture below)
From left to right: Ewok Parker, Ninja Hayes, Devil Chase, Cowboy Briton, and Ewok Charlie (Jane was strapped in her car seat and had already shed her bee costume)
Some of our favorite houses to visit are Anna Hanson's (Spence got a candied apple :), Louise Platt's (scared Brit half to death), and the Heap's for homemade rootbeer (Chase spilled his on me then I spilled mine on me). (Note to the Whitings and the Capps: Try to be home next year, please!)
THE MORNING AFTER
Hayes wanted Parker to spend the night (as he does every night) and watch Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D. They fell asleep on the couch with their Halloween makeup still caked on their faces. I wiped Chase's makeup off a little since he had the most on and because I was sure he would end up in my bed at some point in the night (he did).
I had to take an extra one of Hayes since he basically just looked DIRTY.
Time for their once a week bath. :) Check out the black bath water.
I had kind of been dreading Halloween, but I guess I'm just a kid at heart....I had a really good time!
On a side note: My mom is the Holiday Decoration Lady! Growing up, my mom always made holidays so fun and special, and she decorated like CRAZY. She still does and I love her for it. Chase loves her even more for it. His favorite holiday is Halloween. He loves all of the spooky and scary decorations. So this year I decided to try and be my mother's daughter and do the house up right for Halloween. Well after all of my effort, I had to take pictures to congratulate myself. So now, I'm posting them on my blog even if it is a little self-indulgent. Is that OK?
I used to help my mom do a yarn spider web across our posts out front. I went all- out to out-do the ones we used to make. (I do realize that I use way too many dashes, ellipses and parenthesis when I write, but "it's my blog and I'll over-punctuate if I want to!)
I got these spider sheets(?) for a dollar at Alco...a great bargain I thought. I also added an anchor and a new screw to our skeleton tomb that Chase had broken and got it working again. The hot glue I tried last year did not work. Hayes timed pressing the button so that it would be open for the picture. :)
I can't think of a caption for this other than my dad built this storage bench for me. Cool huh?!
Chase wanted me to light these ghost candles every day. We actually did light them for a minute on "Halloween Eve" as Hayes calls the day before Halloween. Hayes didn't think we should do school on Halloween Eve. :)
More cheap and scary spiders.
The rats a nice touch don't you think?
Thanks for indulging me...if any of you ever want to post pictures that just make you feel good about yourself, I'll be happy to look at them. :)