Halloween 2009

I’ve always loved Halloween.  There’s just something right about going around and getting free candy as a kid and crazy costume parties as an adult.  Every year Dan and I do something special together to get in the spirit of things.  In California 2007, we all dressed up and started our tradition of cupcake decorating:

   

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Cupcakes 2007 

Last year we carved pumpkins (I was actually pregnant in this picture and didn’t know it) and did more cupcakes:

Skeleton Pumpkin    Ghost Pumpkin

Cupcakes 2008

But this year was different.  Our first Halloween with child.  I really wanted Aiden’s first Halloween to be extra special.  So before really thinking it through I decided to have a little Halloween gathering at our place for our friends and their kids the Saturday before Halloween.  I had this whimsical idea that they’d all come over and decorate cupcakes with us like we’ve done in years past.  Aiden and all his friends would be dressed up and we’d get lots of pictures.  It was all great in theory, but in execution it just ended up being a bit stressful planning to entertain such a large age range of kids (4 months – 10 years).  I think everyone had a good time though and it was really nice to see everyone.  Aiden’s costume ended up being entirely too warm for being indoors so he wasn’t even in costume for most of the party.  Here is the extent of pictures we have from the event (thanks Dan):

 Me & Aiden Kirsten & Leon

Drew & Family  The Chernaults

Tyler and Jathan

Party

Before the party Dan and I made a little pumpkin with Aiden using his hands as leaves at the crafts table we had set up for the older kids.  Honestly, this was probably my favorite part of the day!

Tracing his hand  Gluing on the pieces

Finished product

A week later on Halloween morning, Aiden woke up with a stuffy nose and cough to go along with his pink eye so we made a trip back to the doctor to make sure it was nothing serious.  I refused to let a little case of the sniffles get me down and dressed Aiden in the pumpkin costume his Grandma gave him for the trip.  He was so stinking cute.

Before we left:

Lil Pumpkin 

Waiting at the doctor’s office:

 Tiny Chair     Wha happened?

That evening we stopped by our neighborhood Halloween party.  There were kids everywhere which I must say I’m going to have to get used to.  It’s so different when it’s not your kids – that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Us  Only Scarecrows Here 

Then we dressed him in his oven frog costume (in honor of those crazy frog legs he was born with) and took him trick-or-treating.  We only made it to one house between the bouts of rain.  He got a Kit Kat.  His enthusiasm in these pictures is overwhelming…

Trick or Treat...

give me something good to eat

Can’t wait until next year!

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One Response to “Halloween 2009”

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