Happy Belated Halloween!

I hope you all had as much spooky fun as we did. This was a great year for Halloween. Because of Halloween being on a Friday, we got invited to five parties this year, but we only made two of them, one for kids on Thursday and one for the whole family on Friday.
My girls were very into costumes. Isabella was a nerd, complete with bandaid-repaired glasses, and Sophia was a bride at school and did her own makeup in the evening to transform herself into a zombie bride. We tore up the dress and veil, rubbed it in the dirt and sprayed it with some green hairspray. Zack was going to be a mad scientist, but decided at the last minute to be a football fan with some gear he already had in the closet. That meant I got to be the scientist, complete with safety glasses and beakers full of jello.
Halloween 2008


Halloween 2008


Halloween 2008

 

Halloween 2008

We headed out to my friend Lisa’s house at 6:00 with chile and cheese cornbread in tow. She had the best spread. She made homemade chili with all the fixings, and everyone else brought a dish. I hadn’t known she was making chili, but the cornbread turned out to be the perfect side dish to bring.

Lisa has the greatest Halloween decorations all around the house and yard. Even her plastic flamingo dressed up for the occasion.
Halloween 2008


Halloween 2008

Halloween 2008

After eating, some of us headed out with the kids for trick-or-treating. This is the neighborhood we used to live in, and it is Halloween central. My friend Ellie blogged about it with great daytime photos last week, and here are some night time shots of some of the same places. The storm trooper house was tons of fun, and the house with their own mad scientist does it up really big every year with lots of people in scary costumes to frighten the kids.
Halloween 2008


Halloween 2008


Halloween 2008


Speaking of frightening the kids, Nick showed up late. He was supposed to wear something else, but he found this creepy costume at Big Lots on the way home. He scared the heck out of my older two (which he thought was hilarious), but Sophia took one look at him and said calmly, “Hi, Daddy.” She’s been boasting of her bravery ever since.
Halloween 2008


Unfortunately for my three-year-old nephew, we ran into them on the street. He really didn’t like Nick’s costume, and even after Nick took off the mask, Jeremy wanted nothing to do with him.
Halloween 2008


Luckily, kids are resilient, and The Flash was once again ready to take down the bad guys in no time at all.
Halloween 2008


This Wild and Crazy Guy is our happy host, who ended up wearing Sophia’s veil.
Halloween 2008


We headed back to the party for a little bit of Wicked Spirits (top secret recipe) and the kids settled in to trade candy, which was so fun to watch.
Halloween 2008


Halloween 2008


Here’s Lisa’s daughter asking for an offer on the pack of balsamic vinaigrette that someone put in her candy bag.
Halloween 2008


At the end of the evening, Lisa strung a sheet up in the back yard to show The Nightmare Before Christmas, everyone’s favorite Halloween movie.  Halloween is always fun in our town, but this one was the best in a long time.

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~ by bekaboo on November 3, 2008.

6 Responses to “Happy Belated Halloween!”

  1. Wow, this is a fabulous celebration! You’re the prettiest Mad Scientist I’ve seen 😉 Jaylene and I think the Flash is so cute! (She’s partial to super heroes).

  2. What a fabulous Halloween party!! Love your photos!!

  3. What a fun family time you all had. Love the costumes and decorations at your friends house. So have the kids eaten all thier candy yet??

  4. Aw, look at that cute couple!

  5. wow! sounds like you guys had fun! 🙂 great pictures!

  6. I knew it – Californians do have more fun. grrr.

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