Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Never Jump into a Pile of Leaves with a Wet Sucker.

Anybody else watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown??  We hadn't seen it in years.  I don't know if the kids had ever seen it.  We bought it the other day and have watched it 2 or 3 times already.  I love it when Linus jumps into the pile of leaves Charlie Brown just raked. 

We don't have any leaves to jump into, but we did have some pretty cool costumes last night!

It's been a long time since the kids have gone trick-or-treating in America.  They haven't gone at all for a couple of years.  Last night we just had to do it.  Especially after hearing people in our neighborhood give out whole candy bars.

Before heading out, we had dinner, buffet style...including this Jello brain!

Taylor had some friends over and they all went Trick-Or-Treating.  I wasn't sure how well that would go over - a bunch of teenagers trick-or-treating.  They all dressed up though and everyone seemed to love them!  Especially the BOY dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!!  Taylor went as Super Bum - complete with a "Will Work for Candy" sign.  I could not believe the amount of candy they came home with.  They even got a quarter and a nickel!

Compared to the other teenagers we saw in the neighborhood, no wonder people loved these kids!

Haley decided a while back that she wanted to be a washing machine.  While trying to think of something for Jenny and Joey, we thought they could go as a "family".  Here are the laundry kids:

It was so much fun making their costumes.

Joey really was happy, he just REALLY wanted to get out there and Trick-Or-Treat!

We only went around our little block, but they came home with a ton of candy.  And someone really did hand out WHOLE candy bars.  They even gave the kids one to give Mike and I because we looked so "cute"....

Bum Daddy & Mommy-who-doesn't-have-time-to-get-dressed-cuz-she-can't-keep-up-with-the-laundry.

Here they are with their stash.  I kept teasing them about going through it when they were at school, but they didn't like that idea!

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  1. Love the costumes! Halloween is my favorite!! I miss my kids being little...thank goodness for great nieces and nephews!

  2. OMGoodness, love that you made those.
    Just excellent!

  3. Looks like a fun time and those costumes are awesome! Like Carol I miss Stephen dressing up! BUT, I got to make my great nephew's monkey costume and it was so fun. He was an adorable little monkey!

  4. Glad to see Taylor has a fun group of friends and I LOVE your costumes! Mike looks especially hilarious!

  5. Amazing how much happier your son looks in the pictures AFTER he got his candy :). Love the boy who wore the Dorothy costume and those washing machines are great, I can't believe you made those.

  6. I love those costumes! All of them! But the washer and dryer...those really spun my cylinder. Ummm... okay. Never mind.