Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Well of course we celebrated Halloween in style this year. The Nieders were kind enough to invite us over for chili (and candy), and Owen couldn't wait to go trick or treating with Carson and Livi.
Here is Miss Arielle.

Getting ready for a big night of trick or treating.

Little Miss had some cuddle time with MiMa. Love the dark hair on that baby girl. I hope it stays! 

A MiMa and her littlest ones.

The oldest four. I tried to crop out Carson's friend in the lower left =) I promise they were more excited than I was able to capture.

I was trying to get different views of the costume. Highlighted here are the flippers. I made this costume in August/Sept as a project to keep myself occupied in the 3rd trimester. I was pleased with the way it turned out, but it took a loooooooooooooong time, so I can't promise I'll continue to make costumes in the future =)

He found the Butterfinger bowl and tried to carry as many as he could.. just like his matchbox cars.

The back.

I love this picture of him in the wagon. Mike took him out while I was in with Amelia. He says O got the hang of trick or treating pretty quickly, but they didn't stay out long.

Apparently we picked the right neighborhood in which to trick or treat...  O literally received a 'Giant' Hershey's candy bar.

But he picked the tootsie roll pop. How many licks does it take to get to the center of it?
Meanwhile, Ava was showing off her 'almost-walking' skills.

The loot.
Stupidly, I asked Carson how he 'made out'. He said, you mean with the pretty ladies? Clearly I am not the mother of an 8 year old, or I would choose different wording.


  1. Home-made costumes are the BEST!!! My grandma used to make all of ours, but she passed the sewing genes on to my aunt, not my mom or me, so that will not be a tradition in our house:) Your turtle is great! Even if it's the only one, it's a great costume.

  2. You did a great job, Momma!! He does make an awesome turtle...and little Millie is just a doll! Love you!