Trick or Treat

After our “spooky” dinner the kids got into their costumes, and we went trick or treating around the neighborhood.


A cute little bee, a red power ranger, and a clown. (he kept rubbing the paint off his face)

Knock Knock

“Look what I got!”

Look What I have

The Haul!


Pumpkin carving part 2

Yes, I am going to drag this Halloween thing out as long as possible – I don’t have anything else right now to blog about.

Clark Drawing

Ben gets his stick-out-the-tongue-thing from my mom.  It tickles my heart every time I see him do it, and think of her.

Ben Carving

Yes, I do wash his face.  Just not very often.

Dan Carving

The finished product.


Halloween cont.

Ben, on the other hand is not as concerned about what to be as he is about the sad fact that our house doesn’t have


Halloween decorations up.

Terrible, I know.

So, the son of my husband decided to make some.


He stayed busy for several days making ghosts,



and bats,


to string up.

Now we have Halloween decorations!


One thing I love about having kids is sharing their enthusiasm for life.

Since the first day of October a regularly recurring topic of conversation in our house has been Halloween.  Daniel keeps talking about what he wants to be for Halloween, starting with  a

“bad guy”,






– it changes every time I turn around.

Halloween Fun

Halloween is so much fun. The boys each picked out a pumpkin and then chose the face they wanted Dad to carve into their pumpkin.

In the evening they both headed out to trick or treat (with Clark again, Hannah and I passed out candy). I couldn’t believe the amount of junk they brought home, as if I NEED that much candy tempting me…..

Daniel LOVED being batman, he didn’t want me to take his costume off (could have been because he just didn’t want to put his pajamas on). Ben had so much fun being a pirate last year, he insisted on the same costume this year – hey, works for me!

Three and a half weeks till Thanksgiving, another month past that to Christmas, the holiday season is upon us. Everybody ready? On your mark get set …..GO!