Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Fun

This past weekend we attended 2 Halloween parties to celebrate the holiday. We dressed Colin up as a pirate for both, but Matt and I declined to wear costumes.

Colin is 13-months-old now, so I hope that's enough explanation for why we weren't able to get any decent pictures of him in his Halloween costume. It's also the reason he has a crooked mustache and why he doesn't have a pirate hat. There is NO way he was going to keep it on.

This boy does not sit still for a second. He's always racing from one thing to the next, not to mention trying to play with anything he's not supposed to. Colin knows how to keep me busy.

Other exciting news from our Halloween festivities...

Our ward's Halloween party included a chili cook-off and a pie contest. I entered two pies in the pie contest, and would you believe I won both first AND second place?!

We got 145 trick-or-treaters. We had no idea how many to expect, so we ran out of candy. Good thing we had our giant box of fruit snacks from Sam's Club so we still had something to hand out :)

And speaking of trick-or-treaters, what's the deal with teenagers going trick-or-treating? I'm pretty sure that the sport of trick-or-treating is more about seeing cute kids in their cute little costumes. That's why my philosophy is going to be that once my kids are old enough to go out on their own, they shouldn't be going at all. So take that!

We had a great Halloween full of fun and treats, and now we've moved on to November. Hooray for November!


Elder Kundis said...

What a CUTE Pirate!!! Even without the hat...I'm sure it was awesome, also! I am with you on the whole trick-or-treat thing...especially when we had groups of _______ from a town in Mt which starts with the letter B...they came in BIG groups and the adults (who weren't even dressed up) had pillowcases and were saying trick-or-treat, also...ya, i would have liked to have given them a piece of my mind for a treat...they got single sticks of licorice from me...cute LITTLE children got GOOD candy! THANKS for the pics of Colin!!!! I WUV that pirate!!

Kara M. said...

Ahhh Colin makes such a cute pirate! :) That's great that your pies won! What kinds did you make? Glad to hear you guys had a great thanksgiving!

Niki said...

Hahaha! What a cute pirate. He looks so giant. I can't wait to see him again. Do share what pies you made! They may come in handy for Millie's Pie Party!

tate and eleece said...

Costco. Get it straight Tiner.