Monday, November 1, 2010


This year Halloween was spread out over 9 days. From October 23rd to November 1st we celebrated Halloween.
It started with our ward party on the 23rd. Henry wore his skeleton PJs all day long--and loved it--but changed for our "real" costume that night.
We dressed as detectives Sherlock Holmes (Henry), Watson (Todd), and Irene Adler (Rachel). We received 3rd place in the best family costume category. I attribute our not getting first due to our tardiness. We arrived 30 minutes late, darn it. (Wink, wink.)

Our only Halloween picture all together was with the missionaries. But, that's okay, we do have the best missionaries--Elders Christensen and Kroll.

We had a plethora of chili choices, corn bread, popcorn balls, and homemade root beer. We played pumpkin bowling, bobbed for apples, and pumpkin bean bag toss.

"Pssst, Dad, you're all wet!"

It was a blast.

While the rest of the kids were out trunk or treating we stayed in and cleaned house a bit, and I spied Henry doing his own investigations. He made a great Sherlock even though he wasn't trying. I'd throw a plate away here, pick up a pen there and glance over to Henry. He was picking up clues all over the place. These photos weren't staged, I swear.
In the middle photo you see some of Henry's favorite friends: Jack and Alaster. He loves them. A lot. And we do, too. Jack was a great vampire and Alaster a mischievous Robin.

Next came trick or treating at the First Christian Church Friday the 29th. Henry chose to be Spider man. I think he made this decision after seeing all the awesome super heros at the ward party. Being a detective wasn't as cool anymore.

Despite my attempts to convince him to dress in his skeleton PJs and detective hat and coat to be Dirk Bones (the main character in one of his favorite books) he made an awesome Spider man.

Check out his spidey moves.

We met our friends Chihirio, Jay, and Theodore (or Red Power Ranger) and together they and had a ball exercising their super powers--or stretching.

Two costumes Henry was amazed by were Darth Vader and "the ice cream cone man". I think they alone made Halloween a memorable experience for him.

Darth's wife was a trekee.

Saturday the 30th Henry trick or treated and made holes in his heavy candy bag as he dragged it around the village. This kid loves candy, and can now sing the "Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar" song while eating a Kit Kat. We have high hopes.

Then, to top it off and because we forgot to on the actual Halloween night, tonight we watched It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Todd and I laughed hard when Charlie kept getting rocks while everyone got gum, chocolate bars and popcorn balls, and now Henry is collecting rocks and seems to be wondering why he wasn't as lucky as Charlie to be getting rocks. Henry believes rocks are a great thing to get trick or treating. Two year olds love rocks.
Well, I never got to that last Halloween decor item I was going to do, but maybe next year . . .

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Henry is the best.

And I'd vote for you for first place in the costume contest any day of the week.