Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween fun

A few of the girls in my ward threw an adorable Halloween party yesterday in the park. The idea was to get the kids in their costumes, play a few games, and enjoy some good Halloween treats, no candy allowed. I was in a cooking mood so I tried something I've always wanted to make, homemade caramels. And even with my total lack of experience and uncooperative children, they turned out really good! I made about 1/3 of them with walnuts. I knew I would like them better with nuts but I didn't know about everyone else. But, they ended up being the ones that went the fastest.
Scarlet has a really cute chicken costume my mom bought her and up until the day before the party that is what she was going to wear. But while I was running errands the day before I realized how hot it was! It is a pretty fuzzy, warm little costume and I was so afraid Scarlet was just going to melt in it running around the park. So, in a last minute ditch effort, we threw together a pixie costume. It was not my best work, but she did look pretty cute!

Of course, as my luck tends to go, the sun was out but there was a cold wind that blew through the whole party so it ended up being plenty cold enough for the chicken! And, the pictures were taken after the wind ruined her hair.

Here are a few of our friends in their costumes. So darn cute!

One of the games was bobbing for apples. Well, the kids found the apple bin a little early and before we knew it, half of the kid were walking around snacking on apples and the other half were splashing in the big bucket of water. Oh well!

Rhode did get dressed up this year but didn't show his costume off too much as he slept through most of the party. I thought I loved my little boy as much as I possibly could. Then I saw him dressed as tigger and I loved him just a little bit more!
And now with our jack o' lantern on the front step, we are officially in Halloween mode!
Somehow our pumpkin ended up looking exactly like the indian chief on Peter Pan.


Angie Larkin said...

That's quite the fancy pumpkin! I found myself snapping picture after picture of Rhode...AND HE'S NOT EVEN MY BABY!

Mindy said...

You have the cutest kids. It sounds like you all had lots of fun.

Mandi said...

Gee, what would it be like to have a warm Halloween? We definitely don't know out here in SD, it is always FREEZING! Looks like you had fun, you're kids are darling.

Peggy Dee said...

Scarlet makes an awesome fairy cuz she has no trouble holding up those wings! Some scrawny little kids just can't handle their wings. And the wonderful thing about tiggers is tiggers are wonderful things! Rhode is proof positive.

Portia said...

oh how fun what a great idea!!! Love the costume!!

Earl Family said...

I want to squeeze that little Tigger. Seriously. Your kids are so adorable.