Sunday, December 19, 2010

Halloween

Yes.  You read the title correctly.  Halloween.

Two months ago, we celebrated Halloween.  To begin with, I'm not a big fan of the holiday.  But I'm not enough opposed to it to prevent the kids from celebrating what they see as one of the best days of the year.

Bethelle saw some costumes at Costco and immediately wanted the most beautiful one.  She was Merliah, a mermaid from a Barbie movie.  She's never even seen the movie, but that does not bother her.
 Rigby was drawn to some of the muscle-y costumes, like Iron Man or the Incredible Hulk, but in the end he wanted to be Shang, Mulan's counterpart.
 I put a lot of TLC into Rigby's costume.  The man looks good, right?  His wig is really a crocheted hat, in case you're wondering.
 Curie was her usually cute self.  Except dressed as a chicken.
 Our ward hosted a "trunk or treat" night at the church on the 30th, due to the 31st being a Sunday.  I'm not so sure about walking from car trunk to car trunk for candy.  It's all a little too easy.  There should be a lot of running and strategy involved in trick-or-treating.  Just walking around a parking lot does not really make a holiday.  In the future, we should at least park farther apart.  Although, I think we'll be back to the neighborhoods when the holiday does not fall on a Sunday.

After the trunk-or-treat, the youth put on a carnival for the kids.  Below, Rigby is fishing for prizes behind a screen.  Bethelle and Rigby had a great time, even winning the cake walk in succession.
I spent about three minutes in the dress-up box to come up with a costume for myself.  And guess what? I won a prize for best "what are you?" costume!

On the actual holiday, Paul and Patsy (Grandpa and Grandma) came up to our home for dinner and to watch the kids answer the door for the trick-or-treaters.  They dressed up again and loved handing out the candy.  Rigby wore that costume every day for at least the next two weeks.  Maybe longer.  Two months later it is still his favorite dress-up.

1 comment:

Garth said...

Curie is absolutely the cutest chicken I have ever seen. Everyone looks like they had a lot of fun.
Love, Grandma and Grandpa J.