I promised myself I wouldn’t wait forever to post our Halloween pictures on our blog…and here we are three weeks past Halloween. At least I’m getting this posted before Thanksgiving. I’ll consider that a victory.
We’ll begin our Halloween adventures with our ward Halloween carnival. Here are the kids in all their costume glory:
We have a unicorn, Anna and Elsa, and Lightning McQueen.
Me: “Let me get a picture of each of you alone.”
Brooke: “Yes, okay. We all need to have a pose. This is mine.”
I guess this is Spencer’s?
Madison liked eating her skirt:
We went to the Monster Block Party at the Gallivan Center one Saturday. It was so fun.
They had a guy making huge bubbles for the kids to pop.
(Love that there are three Elsas in that picture.)
Madison loved watching the giant bubbles float by:
Free pony rides? Heaven for at least one of my children:
They got a crane fire truck and dropped pumpkins off of it. Here we are waiting for the pumpkins to splat:
We took advantage of the free train rides.
Heaven for another one of my children:
Then we had the highly-anticipated family Halloween party. In our planning stages we started off with a Frozen family theme. Caroline was going to be Elsa. Check. Brooke was set to be Anna. Then we went looking for costumes and she found that lovely unicorn hood. There was no turning back after that. Madison was going to be Olaf, but I had the hardest time figuring out how to make that costume. Once Brooke bailed on being Anna I decided to make Madison Anna. Perfect.
From day one Spencer was dead set on being the snow monster. I didn’t even recall a snow monster in the movie but a quick Google search showed me this character:
So much for thinking the Olaf costume would be my biggest hurdle this year. Spencer was so adamant that he be the snow monster…until the day I went to buy supplies for it. For some reason he completely changed his mind and decided to be Lightning McQueen. Perhaps you recall he was Lightning McQueen last year? And by that I mean Dallas cut out a felt lightning bolt and the race number and we sewed it onto a red shirt. Spencer’s change of heart made my job a whole lot easier since we could just reuse the felt pictures so Lightning McQueen it was! Then on the day of the party he decided he didn’t even want to wear the “costume” we had made, but instead just wanted to wear his regular old Lightning McQueen T-shirt. Whatever.
Then we have me and Dallas. I thought it would be fun to go as the Love Experts. Need a picture?
So that’s what I was in case you couldn’t tell. (No one could tell.)
Since the family theme had totally disintegrated, Dallas decided to do his own thing. And that’s how George McFly was born.
My parents impressed us all with their costumes:
My cousin, Wes, was a shadow. Brooke had the idea to both pose the same way and this picture was born:
Then Caroline took a picture with her shadow:
We saw the girls in their school costume parade. Here Caroline had spotted Madison, hence the enthusiastic reaction:
Finally Halloween day was upon us.