Life at 1572: Halloween 2012

Halloween 2012

Last weekend we started our spooky fun by lining up in the freezing cold to go down the spooky trail.  I read that the last weekend they try to make really scary so I was a bit worried it might be too much for Jack.  We through caution to the wind and went anyway.  We figured it is made of local volunteers, how scary could it be? Turns out not that scary, but it was still fun.  There was a werewolf that managed to make Jackson jump a foot in the air.  At the end of the train they have the goodies face painting, hot chocolate, and candy!  Jackson chose his usual Tiger face.  

I'm in love with this bear winter suite for Grayson.  Jackson actually wore it maybe twice when he was about a month old.  I dug it out of our basement, and now I can't get enough of it.  He didn't mind the spooky train one bit.

We continued our Halloween fun with what I am now calling pancake Sunday. I am continuing to show off my preschool artistic abilities.  Pancake art is so much fun.  Jack helps me, and he shouts out things for me to create.  I keep forgetting the letters are mirrored, and I always mess one up.  

 Later that afternoon we carved our pumpkins.  I've never carved pumpkins so early.  Tradition has always been to do it the night before, but I figured this would work out better for all of us.  We were less rushed, and Zach could be home to carve with us.  It has been cold enough outside our pumpkins wouldn't rot, and this way we got to enjoy them a bit longer.

Speaking of pumpkins check out little man.  He's a cute lil pumpkin for his first Halloween.  He didn't mind his outfit at all.  This was Tuesday night we went trick-or-treating around our downtown.

Dad made it home from St. Louis, and he was able to trick-or-treat with us.  It was a mad house out there.  

 My little Batman had his first school holiday party! They actually, had a Halloween party.  I love that they celebrated Halloween, and they let the kids dress up.  So many schools have gone the way of "harvest parties" I volunteered to work at his party, and I helped with the craft table.  We made some really cute bats.  It was so much fun.  I still can't believe I have a kid old enough to be having parties at school.  

We continued our Halloween pizza tradition with a pumpkin pizza.  At this point I was gearing myself up to take the boys trick-or-treating myself.  We weren't sure if Zach was going to get off of work.

We got dressed up and headed out the door to our first stop the mall.

Dad was able to meet us halfway through.  He's so creative, he's a Marine for Halloween.  He broke the rules and wore his cammies inside.  I think he misses wearing them, they are in uniform all the time for recruiting duty.

Jack demanded that I take his picture while he stood up on this wall.  After the mall we hit up a couple of neighborhoods.  Jack got a great haul, and we all had a good time.  

 Our pumpkins, mine, Zach's and Jackson's.  I had every intention of getting Grayson his own pumpkin, but it just didn't happen. 

1 comment:

Elle Noel said...

Hey girl found you through Megan! I just LOVE that pumpkin pizza! What a cool tradition! Hope you're having agreat week!

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