We had a lot of fun this Halloween. With the new baby I was originally not planning on doing much this year. Borrow some costumes from a friend, go to the ward activity, and then maybe some trick or treating Halloween night. Somehow I found the energy to do a little more and even make the whole family costumes. The week before Halloween, while Aunt Joan and Uncle Russell were visit us from Hawaii we took to Murry Farms. We had never been there before and discovered it was a lot of fun. They had corn mazes, free samples, a large ant farm, corn box, and a hay ride where you got to pick out a pumpkin to take home. The kids had a lot of fun!

Then during the week of Halloween our ward had a Halloween party and Trunk or Treat on Tuesday Night. I barely got everyone's costumes done by the time of the trunk or treat. As we have done almost every year we had a family theme. I love coming up with costumes for the whole family to wear. It started out with the girls being flowers. Each girl a different kind and color flower. I thought it would be really simple to make them petal headbands and cute tutu skirts. Then from there the idea to make Joshua a weed, James a scarecrow, and me the gardener came about. At the trunk or treat James and Lilly past out candy from our decorated van while I took the other three around to all of the other cars.

Finally to top off Halloween week we orignially were going to take the kids trick or treating but got invited to go to our next door neighbor's church's trunk or treat. We figured it would be a small activity so we were only going to stop by to show or neighbor the kids costumes. It turned out that it was a huge Fall Carnival with a hay maze, carnival games, trunk or treat, train ride, bounce house, bouce slide and lots of free food and candy. We ended up staying there the whole time and still didn't do everything that they had. The whole week was a lot of fun but for some reason was over really fast. No I need someone to take some really cute pictures of my girls in their tutu costumes. Mine didn't come out as nice as I hoped. Maybe one day I will get a nice SLR camera. One can only hope!


Blake 'n Ashley said...

Awwww cute cute cute! You're amazing I can't believe you did all that after just having a baby! What great memories!

i said...

OHH, i always love a good theme. are you surprised?? : I've sooo been intending to make a tutu! good for you.