Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Halloween is always so much fun.  But to get ready for the big day, there are some things we have to do.  First of all, we have to rake leaves.  We have an overabundance of leaves.  This pile was just from "round one." 

Next, we had to carve our pumpkins.
 When Josh was cleaning out his pumpkin he thought it was cool that almost his whole arm fit inside.  All the way up to his elbow!
 The finished products....
 We had several Halloween parties that we went to, which are always fun.  I just snapped some shots of the kids before going to one.  I kept yelling at Kate to come take some pictures but she wouldn't come.  Come to find out she had buckled herself in her carseat and was waiting in the car to go.  Oops.  So we didn't get any of her here. 

But for our costumes we had a totally awesome Ninja....
 And the cutest little cheerleader...
 I just realized we didn't ever get a shot with our whole family.  Will was asleep during this picture.  O-well.  Kate was a duck and Trav and I were zombies...
 Here's grandma and grandpa with the grandkids that could come.
 I'm just telling you now....don't mess with me.

 Eating doughnuts on the porch.
 I love how Will is just looking at Daddy in this one.  You wonder what is running through his mind.
 Now we're back to our house and a little duck helped me rake some more leaves.
 Will in his Halloween jammies and Kate in her Halloween shirt which she wore at least 4 times a week the past month.  She's still begging to wear it and I don't know if I have the heart to tell her 'no.' 
 Here's the one and only shot we got of just Will as the cutest little polar bear.
 Kate's been talking about being a duck for months now.  She was so excited to say "Quack or treat!"  When we came home from trick or treating she said very sadly, "Oh no!  I'm going to have to be a duck again next year.  I forgot to say quack-or-treat!"  She said "trick or treat" all night long and totally forgot about her plan.  So disappointing!
 Right before heading off into the world of trick or treating...
 Here's a really scary/gross picture of me on Halloween night.  I hope William's not scarred for life with parents like us.