Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mega Halloween Post

These first three pirate pictures were taken by my talented friend Cecilia when we did our fall photo shoot.

The sky was amazing this night. This is actually our house. For real this time (click HERE to see the house I tried to claim, ha!)

Alexander and I decided to make haunted houses out of milk cartons. I admit, I still love to play with scissors and glue, just like I did as a kid. We used supplies I had on hand, including; aluminum foil, black-and-white scrapbook paper, ribbons, halloween stickers, etc. I bought a few extra battery operated tea light candles to light them from within.
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On Saturday Alexander's whole class was invited to Max's house for a birthday party. Costumes were required. It was a wonderful party.

Last night we carved our pumpkins. We have kept them indoors so far because the squirrels are relentless. I carved a more traditional face with a bat for the mouth. Mark carved Milo from the band the Descendents (see his t-shirt), and Alexander special ordered Thomas the Tank Engine. The girls colored pictures and The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown kept them entertained, as did the candy. The girls have discovered lolly pops and Helena even bit through a wrapper to get to a Butterfinger. Alexander, Mark, and I were up until midnight finishing up Thomas and taking pictures, but it was well worth it.
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Happy Halloween Everybody!

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Anonymous said...

Actually, it was a self-portrait in a Milo theme. Milo wears a patterned tie, has hair and no eyebrows. I wear a black tie, have no hair and more generous eyebrows. But yeah, the rest is a rip off.

Anonymous said...

Love it all! What a fantastic family activity. What a great family. Are you guys for real?! Looks like you have the family you always dreamed about. Keep up the good work!
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