Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Hoopla

Halloween Week 2009
Who knew Halloween was a week-long celebration? We haven't even hit the 31st and we've had four events! It's been so fun watching the kids get into the spirit and enjoy all the festivities. Kennedy has been supremely out of sorts this week, so who knows how much fun she's had but Carter has loved every minute of it. Well, almost every minute...he is not a fan of anything spooky or scary. He's definitely a G rated Halloween-er at this point. I can't say that I blame him, as I've never enjoyed the scary, gory side of the holiday. I realize now that I should have made individual posts for each of these, so please forgive the mass quantity of photos.

We kicked off the week of fun at our neighbors wonderfully done annual Punk-o-Rama pumpkin carving party. We came prepared and Kyle carved an amazing Chicago Bears helmet onto our orange gourd. We didn't win any top prizes, but Kyle was proud and I was super impressed at his free handed, mad carving skills. He even worked up a's that for dedication? Carter enjoyed running around and playing with friends and eating a dinner that consisted of candy, chips and cookies. He had a blast!

He helped carve for about 2 minutes. He wanted no part of cleaning out the pumpkin, either. There were much more fun things to do, like raid the candy dish and play with Nathan's trains.

The finished product on display
On Tuesday, Carter had his "harvest" party at school. He was sporting his cowboy costume from last year (as you'll see in later pictures, this is just his first costume of the week!).

I was lucky enough to be a parent helper for the party and had a fun time watching Carter and his friends enjoy the party.

All lined up and ready for trick or treating down the hall.
(Grace, Brooks, Carter, Hailey, CJ, Ally, Sophie)
His class is so sweet.
An attempt at a class photo with their teacher, Miss Laura. Carter greeted her with a "howdy partner" when he arrived in class.

Carter and his buddy Brooks - Carter informed me that he had to stand next to Brooks in line, because he loves him. They're so cute!

Carter, Brooks and Grace getting their pumpkins at the end of the party

Costume #2
All Carter has been talking about is being a super hero for Halloween. He wasn't specific about which super hero but with a little imagination, we came up with Super Carter-Man! It's a little ghetto, but he absolutely adores it, so I'm trying to get over the fact that's it's not a perfectly put together costume. He's worn it every day since Wednesday.

Trick-or-treating at the Boo Bash in downtown Camas with the Pikes. It was totally chaotic and crowded but the kids had a great time and got some yummy treats.

Carter and Brevin

One of the few smiles that she's given this week. Oh how I love it when she's happy.

Outside with the pumpkins
This morning we headed over to Henry's for a Halloween party. Jess went way overboard and created such a wonderful party for all the kids. Carter had a great time and once I got Kennedy out of her costume, she was much happier too. Her she is with Kelton the giraffe.

One of the few shots I've gotten of the two of them.

An attempt at a group shot (minus Henry the host and Kelton): Carter, Cooper, Tommy, Kennedy and Annalise

Bobbing for apples

He got one!

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