Sunday, November 1, 2009


I tend to be a "bah-humbug" when it comes to Halloween, but my kids have been SO SO SO excited. We had to make a calendar at the first of the month for Caleb to count down because otherwise he was asking me ten times a day "how many days until Halloween?" (Of course the calendar was good to help him with his numbers too which he is working hard on at school.)

The day finally arrived and the kids had a great time. There was a school carnival on Friday night. Caleb came home from school and told Cara that the principal had told them to bring their brothers and sisters. Cara sounded concerned as I heard her say "but my sister isn't here yet." I assured her that she could go even without a sister.

Caleb dressed up as Captan Jack Sparrow on Friday night and as a Storm Trooper on Saturday.

Cara was an adorable little witch. It was so fun to hear her say Trick-or-Treat and Happy Halloween to people. I may have been the only one that could understand Happy Halloween, but her speech is improving.

Andy was a bumble bee. He was so cute crawling around and scavenging the floor for dropped candy and begging for candy from Caleb and Cara. Without words, he sure knows how to beg.

I had to also post some pictures of carving pumpkins. Carving Pumpkins, like coloring Easter Eggs, is a tradition I could live without, although this year it really was quite painless. I just have to post pictures to prove to my family that I do it even though I don't like to.

Andy enjoyed snacking in Caleb's Jack-o-Lantern lid while the rest of us were carving.


Diane said...

I love seeing kids dressed up at Halloween. If nothing else, it's a time to dress those sweet cheeks in something stinkin' adorable. Congratulations on #4!

Janes Family said...

That sure is a cute little bunch of cuties you got there! It was fun seeing you trick or treating. I love how Kaleb asked if he could have one more snickers bar for his Dad, so cute!

neil said...

Sometimes we just have to meet the needs of the children. It is easier to say this now mine are grown. I just Luv your KIDS.

The Ravsten's said...

Way to not be the grinch! So proud of you. It's now November! We'll be seeing you in a few weeks. I can hardly wait. I need a count down so I'll stop asking myself how many days! Love ya.

Iva said...

what wonderful, brilliant, creative, expressive, beautiful children you have.

Cathie said...

Cute Carrie! I just love those kids too!

Karlenn said...

That picture of Caleb snacking on his pumpkin lid is really, really funny. What a funny kid. And Caleb is getting soooo tall!! Holy cow! I am a bah-humbug Halloween lady, too. I hate dressing up. I hate carving pumpkins. I hate the sugar-high my kids get on all the candy. Oh well.