Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HaPpY HaLLoWeEn !

 Although this is not my favorite holiday the children sure do have fun!

They have been so excited for Halloween! 

They get to dress in a costume AND get candy!

Sam loved digging in the pumpkin and cleaning it out!

Ava was our other volunteer!

Katie made it very clear she did not want to carve a pumpkin...
And here she is, carving a pumpkin!
Thanks Kate!!

Ellie was very excited about carving this year too!
(I helped her a little)

And Sarah carved a pumpkin, too!

They did a great job!

Yes, we only did three pumpkins, 8 would be way too many!

They kept talking about how many Halloweens they have been home for!
Anna- 6
Sarah- 4
Emma and Ellie- 3
Ava- 2
Sam- home for 2 but only celebrated 1 because he was having surgery in Cincinnati last year.
Abby and Luke- 1

The children were so excited!

Including the big kids!!

And then, of course they each wanted pick with the littles!
(Katie's turn!)

(Luigi and Kelly's turn!)

(Astronaut Mark's turn!)

The children took the photography session as well as could be expected!

Then were ready to get on with the trick n treating!

So Katie and I were left to pass out candy!

Except there weren't any trick or treaters at our house... 
 : - (

(We live on a little private drive with 4 other homes. Obviously the children nowadays are much more savvy, they know how to get the max amount of candy while traveling the least amount of distance!)

our own little 8 children rang the doorbell when they were done and we gave them candy!

If your in the area PLEASE stop by!


Emily said...

They are ALL so cute! Big ones, too!


Sarah said...

How cute! We didn't get many trick-or-treaters at our door either.

Sue said...

Happy Halloween, great costumes...hope your son is feeling better.

Sally-Girl! said...

I love seeing Katie at home with the kids! The kids looks so happy and cute in their costumes!

Lori said...

I knew we should have stopped by last night! :)

Well, I feel like a real slacker after seeing how you were able to accomplish costumes for so many little ones. If my kids see this blog post, I will have to go into the witness protection program.

I will continue to be your friend, for now. But you really need to tone down your fun mothering just a tad, okay?

Hahaha! Love you, girl!

Janet and Kevin said...

Very cute trick-or-treaters - the little ones and the big! :)

janet and gang

Annie said...

Aw, they all looked so cute!!!!! Just think, next year, 3 more:):)

Wife of the Prez said...

All adorable, even your big kids!

So glad Katie was able to come for a visit. I know you all must miss her!

We live on 1-acre+ plus lots, and everyone heads to the neighborhoods with 1/4-acre lots for maximum haul on the candy LOL!

We opted for church deal this year and then hit a few houses on our street. Now if only I still had some of the Nestle crunches left that our children gave to me! ;)