Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween has come and gone again. I have to say I love this holiday. This year has been so much fun. We kind of celebrated all week long. We took a trip to Disneyland the first part of the week, which I will say is definitely worth doing in October. Along with our passes to Disneyland, we got tickets to Mickey's Trick or Treat Party, which I think I enjoyed as much as (or more than) the kids. They have this at the California park. They have trick or treat stations set up all throughout the park and all the rides are going as well. They only sell so many and luckily I bought them early. We really enjoyed that night. But, I have to say by far my favorite thing about Disneyland at Halloween is that they decorate the Haunted Mansion with all things "Nightmare Before Christmas" (one of my all time favorite holiday movies). So I would say if you haven't been there in it! Plus the longest we waited in line was 15 minutes.

On Thursday we let the kids carve their pumpkins. You can't carve them any earlier here or they "cook" and wilt far too quickly. Now the kids pretty much did these themselves. Kalysta and Walker chose to use stencils while Brooklyn and Levi chose to "free hand" it. I think they all did a Spooktacular job!

And of course tonight was Halloween and the kids all looked quite adorable in their costumes. They've gotten good use out of them this year which makes my heart happy. It ain't cheap buying costumes for 4 very picky kids!! But after they all got dressed up I decided it was well worth it! Plus it couldn't have been nicer weather. I know I complain about the heat but I'll take trick or treating in 85 degree weather to 50's and rain or snow any day!

Brooklyn was a "fancy" witch.
Kalysta was a "pretty" witch.

Levi was Speed Racer.
Walker was Luke Skywalker

The boys only made it about an hour and were done so I brought them back to help James hand out candy and toothbrush kits...notice we also handed out candy so as not to be egged by bitter, angry, sugar-infested adolescents...scary.
I then took the girls back out for another hour and a half or so. We had a great night and the kids made out quite well! So Happy Halloween All!! We hope yours was as memorable and as fun filled as ours!!


Gray Family said...

Hey it sounds like you guys all had a fun time at Disneyland. I wish we could have come. Mabey next year we should all go at Halloween. I miss you guys, but can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 3 1/2 weeks away?? I can't wait!! Love ya!! Vote on Tuesday!!!

Mike Wachel said...

I wish we had gone with you! Unfortunately, it didn't work out. I am glad to see that you had fun though!

The Wachel Family said...

Dang we're stupid. Shoulda went with ya. Oh well, there's always next year right? I love the costumes...I think Luke Skywalker was my favorite, GO WALKER!

Joseph and Lianna Quillen said...

What an adorable family! And you know, I was thinking about it, and when I grow up, I will probably be the one crazy, health-conscience freak who hands out tooth brushes for Halloween. >.< Oh well, such is life. =) I enjoy your posts, keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

Hey stranger! Um, if either of us would stay in one place long enough I would totally hunt you down and take you to lunch! I still have yet to see the finished product on the house, and that my friend is pathetic! I am sooooo jealous of your D land trip. We went every year growing up over Halloween, because my sis (who's b day is on the 31st) always wanted to for her big day and I miss it! No lines, perfect weather......ah, yes.....jealous :-) So I'll probably see you after my Hawaii trip since I leave tomorrow! I'll call you later today so we can catch up. Miss ya, and your cute goblins!

Robin said...

Love, Love, Love Disneyland! The decorations for the holidays are great.