Thursday, November 08, 2012

Pumpkin carving and Halloween 2012

Our ward hosts an annual trunk-or-treat, since they clearly don't get enough candy trick-or-treating...or something like that.  Anyway, it is a tradition, and the kids won't let us forget!

It doesn't seem that long ago that curly, blond-headed Melissa was wearing the pumpkin costume.

Isaac requested to be a tiger again this year.  The child knows what he likes.  This year I got him a tiger sleeper so he can be a tiger every night and dream wild dreams if he wants to.

What is painted on Isaac's face?  A pumpkin, naturally.  He's our pumpkin boy and is somewhat obsessed with them.  Today I called him my little pumpkin boy and he called me "pumpkin-mama" and his father "pumpkin-man."  I'm so glad he grew into a rolly-polly pumpkin-baby all those years ago.

Melissa bowling.

Matthew with his buddy, Jacob.

Another night we invited the Dewys and Thomases over for pumpkin carving. 

Matthew, being goofy, which at times is synonymous with being 10.  

Melissa got right into scooping out the "pumpkin guts."

Baby bubbles.  Oh how we love this cute little girl!

I helped Isaac scoop,

 and Jonathan helped Isaac carve.  

Mark Dewy helping Carmen with the design she sketched onto the pumpkin.  Later she stuck a donut on top of the jack-o-lantern stem and proclaimed her creation "Mr. Donut-pumkin"

 Matthew cleaned, designed and carved his pumpkin all by himself.  

And last it was Halloween night!

This year everyone ate their chili and cornbread.  With full tummies, they were ready to hit the streets running.  I insisted on a picture first. 

After multiple out-takes, this is the best I could get.  Enough with the pictures, they were ready to go trick-or-treating already!  Matthew and Melissa went trick-or-treating with friends while I took Isaac and Corinna around the neighborhood.

Isaac showed Corinna the ropes on bumming trick-or-treating for candy.

She was a quick study.

He pulled her in the wagon when her little legs got tired.  Eventually she just wanted to eat her loot so I took them home.  Isaac, however, wasn't ready for the night to be finished.  "I not done trick-or-treating!"  He convinced his Dad to take him a second time.

Not the best picture, but here are Matthew and Melissa with their jack-o-lanterns.
 What a night! 

1 comment:

Renee said...

7man are your kids getting big! why do they do this to us!? i can't believe the baby you *just* had is running around looking so cute!