Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween 2009

Finn is not really "in" to dressing up. But when he found out that was the only requirement to get candy from EVERYONE in the neighborhood, he was all too willing to participate. Earlier in the month we had a costume party with our play group. It was so fun to see all of his little friends dressed up! Getting them all to look at the camera was a different story I love the fact that Kate has no idea she looks different than any other day.


On Halloween day we took the kids to a ward party. They had a few trick or treating stations and Finn got to decorate and eat a cupcake as seen in the first picture.
He also went on a "ghost hunt" where they covered a bunch of lollipops with tissue paper to look like ghosts and spread them out over the lawn. Here he is picking up his umpteenth one:

That night we went trick or treating. Kate just chilled in her stroller and enjoyed the nice fall weather. Finn buckled under pressure and couldn't say "trick or treat" to people's faces, but every time he walked back down the driveway he said, "Hey Mom! Get...more...candy!" We could tell he was LOVING it.

He really liked seeing all the different jack-o-lanterns...especially at this house that had one on every fence post.

When we came home we introduced him to hot chocolate, which -- judging by his reaction -- elevated his day from pretty awesome to freakin amazing. We all had a really great time together as a family...and I love using Finn's candy stache to bribe him to eat his dinner!

9 comments:

Jess and Matt said...

These are really cute Halloween pictures! Kate's costume is awesome! Crazy that last time we went trick or treating together, it was my kids that were about your kid's same ages... time flies! Oh and we are coming up there for Thanksgiving and staying the whole week! We can't wait to hang out- I am dying to meet Kate!

Micah and Marilee Woolstenhulme said...

Okay that is officially the cutest post ever. Sounds like he had SO much fun! Man, to be a kid again...

JoSue said...

So cute! You got some great pictures....I'm glad to hear that Halloween wasn't dreadfully cold and snowy. Then you just have to wear a coat over the costume. Now don't go eating all of Finn's candy!! He worked hard for it!

What the Hecklinger?! said...

I think hot chocolate always elevates my day to freakin amazing too. It must be in the blood. Or maybe that just happens when you drink too much...

Butchike Bunch said...

Adorable.. you must have the funnest days at your house with those two sweeties. Also from watching your videos of the kids...isn't great to have a husband so into his children, I'm so grateful for Robert and what an incredible dad he is too.

L.A. Harker said...

Where did you get those adorable costumes! Kate makes a beautiful flower! Super cute pictures!

Parks' Place said...

LOVE the costumes. Kate looks so big now! I know exactly what you mean about using the candy as a bribe....only I use it to bribe them to just about anything!

Lindy Kyle said...

Oh my gosh, your kids are so cute! I love the costumes!!!

Kathleen said...

I miss those days of having children scoring their own rewards! Cute kids, cute costumes (isn't it great to have cousins just a bit older???)wink ;) Loved the videos of Finn counting and Kate smiling. You can tell she loves Finn by the way she brightens up when she sees him. And his dot to dot pictures are GREAT!!