Sunday, October 31, 2010

2010 Halloween Happenings!

This last week has been FULL of fun Halloween activities. I was afraid this year that my boys wouldn't get much use out of their costumes because Halloween fell on a Sunday, but I was wrong. Wednesday morning, the boys got to enjoy a party at story time with yummy food, lots of goodies and fun games.

Wednesday night was our Branch Trunk or Treat. The kids enjoyed going around to each of the cars (mulitple times) despite the crazy wind! After getting some candy, we enjoyed a some yummy soups, decorated cookies, and ended the night with some eating of donuts off a string...which was rather entertaining...especially when we got the guys to go up and do it!
Happy Halloween!
Carson with his friend, Xavier.
My boys. Last year Christian said he was dressed as a stud, so when I asked him what he was going to be this year, he said he was going to be a dork. And so, he layered on all the Husker gear he had and wen out as a dork!
Go Carson, Go!

The donut got the best of him, but he got some good help from a buddy to finish it off!

The best part of the night was watching the guys try to do it. Christian told them that if he was going to do it, he was going to cheat. And so, to prove he isn't a liar, as soon as we said go, he took the string that the donuts were tied to and threw it up in the air! That's why he's getting "the look" from Mr. Fancy Pants (the guy in the sweet purple costume, Brother Packard) as Carson calls him!

Thursday was Carson's preschool party and I got to go and help out. They got to wear their costumes to school and the last hour they partied. They ate treats and rotated through bowling, fishing, and a cauldrine toss games, and then ended the day with a Halloween story by a sibling of a classmate.

Friday, the boys and I made caramel apples. We tried making "gourmet" apples this year that had caramel, white chocolate and cinnamon sugar sprinkels. They were pretty darn good and will probably be made again next year!

Saturday, was our Halloween Parade down town where the kids get the opportunity to trick or treat the businesses. I guess Carson was tired of being a ninja turtle because he decided the night before that he wanted to be a pirate that day instead.

After we were done down town, we ran home and loaded up our stuff and headed to Kearney for the weekend. Our stake conference was this weekend, so we made a weekend out of it and stayed the night. We shopped, enjoyed some good meetings, ate good food with fun people, swam and came home. It was a great weekend, but I didn't get a single picture!


Staci and Jason said...

Loads of fun! Maybe next year we can join in. As long as Christian doesn't wear his "dork" costume too much, or should I say he needs to wear it more!

Teri said...

Cute boys...and scarecrow. :)
Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.
Tell Christian he can't be the same thing on Halloween as he is all year. ;)

Megan Foulger said...

oh what fun...glad the boys had lots of fun!! They sure looked cute in their costumes...and I love that Carson decided to change his costume...too funny!! I couldn't tell that Christian was dressed up-he always looks like a dork to me! ha!

Stacey said...

I hink Christians Dork costume this year was probably better than the stud last year...he must have really dressed up a lot last year!! :)
Cute scarecrow with the adorable boys! Sounds like you had a great time and a ton of activities.

Matthew & Charlene said...

What a great weekend full of fun. I love the boys' costumes. Oh and Christians too. Jill you make a super cute scare crow.