Sunday, November 7, 2010

October Fest(s)

Not the Octoberfest, but here is an accounting for all of the Autumnal Festing that we did this year....
The Annual Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
We went with Chick's preschool class.  Moose wasn't very happy, but otherwise it was fun.  Cold but pretty day.

I made spiders for Chick to take to preschool.  The bodies are peanut butter & honey candy with pretzel legs and raisin eyes.

Halloween Parties
Chick was BoPeep, Monkey was a sheep, and Moose was a wolf in sheep's clothing (enough animals there to really get confused, but I think I typed it right....). 

The first party was a carnival at our church, with trunk-or-treating in the parking lot.  Then the next week we went to my sister's church party, as well as the trick-or-treating in the historic downtown of her city.  The most exciting part about going to that was the costume contest.  The girls got to go up on the stage of the theater with all of the other kids, and then we WON!  First prize for ages 0-4 went to "The Bo Peep Family" (there were about 30 little kids)

My nephew won for the adults.  He deserved it--seriously awesome samurai costume made from Duct tape!

Looks like an ordinary costume, but completely homemade. 
Even the boots were cut and painted
(they were originally black rubber boots)

I disapprove of facepainting at Halloween parties
(usually conflicts with the costume, you know)
but Chick got the butterfly at the end.

Professor Trelawney, Divination.



S.Ann said...

WooHoo!! Wonderful pictures. I loved them all. Were you Cyndi Lauper? This last one is a lovely picture. The only one you don't have here is Uncle Sam. Thanks for the blog...I doublely appreciate it since we weren't here to see them in person. Love, Mom

Melissa P said...

Those spider treats were delicious! I am going to have to get the recipe from you! And I love the Bo Peep Family costumes!!!

nikko said...

Love, love, love the pictures! What cute costumes!

Katie said...

great pictures! Good job on the costumes!!

Anna said...

L-O-V-E Little Bo Peep's costume! And I love the pictures from the Pumpkin Patch!

Steph said...

Super Cute!