Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All Things Halloween 2011

Well, it's a little strange to be posting halloween pics when it's December already, but better late than never, right? Here are our long overdue adventures from the end of October...

in the days leading up to Halloween, the kids wanted to wear their costume hats all the time--here they are eating breakfast in them!

Anthony was a mailman for Halloween...I might have mentioned the idea early on, but he took it and ran with it. He loves watching the mail lady out of our front window, so he kept insisting he wanted to be a mail LADY. Eventually he understood that since he is a boy he has to be a mailMAN! silly boy! He waited for the mail lady one day all dressed in his costume so he could pick up the mail get a picture with the mail truck!

handsome little postal worker with his homemade trick or treat box

Lucas was a UPS delivery man. We received the costume as a gift from some friends up in Chicago when Anthony was born. The combination of these costumes was the biggest hit everywhere we went!

cutie little UPS worker also with a homemade box

some pics we snapped in the backyard one day

i couldn't get enough of them!

the hugs are so sweet

love anthony's sweet smile in this one

lucas' face in this one makes me giggle every time!

they are teasing me because i kept telling them to leave their hats on! haha!

one of the activities at our church's fall festival--they had a little kid play area with tons of different sizes and shapes of colorful mats

the kids had a ball climbing...

jumping and balancing...

... rocking, sliding, and rearranging. genius idea!

taking a little break from the games and having a taste of those treats

we ran into Anthony's good friend Audrey while there--what a cutie little strawberry! (thanks for the pic, lacey...i helped myself! all mine turned out blurry!)

the boys try their hand at the bean bag toss

another day at home, the boys decorated mini pumpkins with markers and stickers

posing with their big pumpkins in the fort

we decided to paint our pumpkins this year instead of carving them! so fun!

almost time for trick-or-treating...can you tell they're excited?!?

sweet, goofy boys
these little smiles tug at my heartstrings every single day!

posing for a pic while trick or treating

(i promise we didn't go around the neighborhood in the afternoon! we go right before it starts getting dark)

they really enjoyed the glow sticks that Nonna sent them in the mail...what a fun surprise!

And a couple of quick movies...

we made it to the fall festival early, so they had the entire bounce house to themselves for a little while!

this one's for you, mom! i know you wanted to be with us again this year! we missed having you here! the boys had a ball once they got going...(this was the first or second house they stopped at). love you!


Mandy said...

Cutest idea ever for costumes! And great pumpkin idea!

Lindsey said...

Your boys are precious! I have been a blog slacker, but happy to be back to check on your sweet family! Merry Christmas!


Aaron, Lacey, and Audrey said...

Mel, your blog header picture is just too cute! And I love the Christmas card pic, their smiles are precious :) such sweet boys!