Our Halloween celebration started on October 25 when we went to Sam's Grandma's retirement home to visit her and attend their Halloween party. (Well, actually it began on October 7th when I let the boys put up the Halloween decorations and start wearing costumes, but it would have begun in August if I would have given in to their constant pleading.) Here are the boys, great grandma and some of their other cousins:
Henry was a pirate, Miles was an elephant and Kincaid was a power ranger. Their cousin Colby was also dressed up as a pirate and him and Henry happily played pirate sword fights most of the party.
Kincaid found the cupcakes and that's what he did most of the party.
Saturday night our friends Sammy and Rodney (below as Jesse and Buzz Lightyear) threw a Halloween party. It was a blast. I didn't get pictures of everyone there, but here are some of the costumes: (FYI: Rodney made the Buzz costume. It was very impressive. Kincaid was jealous.)
This "Mulch" and "JoDeen." It was their wedding day, don't they look fabulous?
Wes and Amber decided to take a quick hike that afternoon and got lost along the way.
We went as Popeye and Olive Oyl. It's a shame I didn't get a close-up on my fake eyelashes, those were serious business. It took me most of the evening to figure out how to blink. I thought we looked great, but Sam said he felt like he looked like a member of The Village People.
On Sunday we went to my sister's house and carved pumpkins. I forgot my camera so I don't have any pictures of it. But we only finished 2 of our 4 pumpkins so the boys and I worked on them some more Thursday night.
Here are the boys and their pumpkins. Notice Kincaid's costume has now been 'morphed' into a No Stall race car driver. No Stall is one of the lesser (or un) known race cars from the movie Cars and Kincaid wanted to be No Stall's driver for Halloween. Lucky for me it turned out to be easier to create than I thought. And even Luckier for me, Kincaid was happy with how it turned out.
On Friday Kincaid's 1st grade class had a fall festival and I volunteered to help and brought along my mom and Henry to join in on the fun.
After helping Kincaid's class my mom took Henry Miles and I out to lunch. Then we went home and she made some baked donuts with us. It was a fun day.
That afternoon I finally finished the last 2 pumpkins (the third times a charm I guess. Come busy week, come unfinished Halloween costumes, come power outages- I was determined to carve all 4 pumpkins.) Then we got dinner at the taco truck and spent a half an hour wrestling Miles into his costume and arguing with Henry about which costume and accessories he was going to wear ("I want to wear the (too small) Woody costume, or the (even smaller) fireman costume.") We finally got him into the (right size) pirate costume and happy (no small feat). We didn't have quite as good of luck with Miles. (And seriously, can we just once have a normal picture of the boys, or even just Kincaid? I guess this is just how they are going to record themselves in history.)
Although, once Miles was outside he was fine. And once we got home and he saw loads of candy and figured out how to unwrap a sucker all by himself I think he decided Halloween was really alright after all.