Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Happenings!

We just love Halloween. Jared and I enjoy choosing a theme each year and dressing up with the boys. This year we chose "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" If you haven't seen it you are kind of missing out. Its a show that started this year on the Disney Chanel. It takes place in Never Land. The main characters are 3 good little pirates, Jake, Izzy, and Cubby. Then there is Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. Captain Hook isn't as evil as he is in other stories. Anyway, the boys LOVE this show. Cayden was "Jake, Jacob was "Cubby". and I was "Izzy". Jared wanted to be Captain Hook but we settled on ......

So with that being out theme. We put our costumes together. With the help of my mom we even made pirate vests for the boys. Our first Halloween stop was "Boo at the Zoo". We headed to the Denver Zoo on Saturday (I was still sick but desperately needed to get out of the house). The zoo had 25 trick or treat stations set up and the boys had a blast. It was pretty busy but so much fun.

If you have been to the Denver Zoo you have seen this.

Jared loved the Hyenas.

After Boo at the Zoo we raced home so that Jared and I could put on our costumes. We left the zoo at 4 and had our trunk or treat at 5:30. Needless to say we were a little late to the trunk or treat. After the zoo and trunk or treat the boys had so much candy that trick or treating on Halloween was not necessary.

Jared's "Smeeness"

Sunday night we finally carved our other 2 pumpkins. (I have a white one too that never got carved. oh, well.) Here are the results! Jared and Cayden did the 2 on the sides and mine is in the middle.

Halloween finally arrived and we were excited! I ran to the store and bought fun plates and napkins, "pumpkin soda" (orange soda), pizza, bread sticks, and cupcakes. We had a fun Halloween dinner.

Then we got dressed and headed out to Trick-or-Treat! This was Jacob's first year Trick-or-Treating. Last year we left him with my parents. The boys had so much fun. Jacob liked the fact that he was getting candy just for holding out his bag. He has such a sweet tooth! Cayden was a trooper and walked most of the time. Towards the end he got tired of walking. ;) We had a fun evening together as a family. The candy has been put away and will be distributed in small increments. ;)

This was Jacob's first Trick-or-Treat house!

Family Picture!

Yep, we sprayed his hair black. It takes 2 1/2 washings to get it all out!

So that's it. We had fun this year. I'm glad its over though because Jared has FINALLY shaved. He wanted to have real chops for his costume.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween too!

~Love To All~

~88 Years Old~

My Sweet Granddaddy turned 88 this week. He is such an amazing man and I couldn't be more thankful for him. I LOVED growing up living so close to him. He never missed a soccer game, choir concert, or play. He is always there when you need him and always has a joke in his head that comes out at just the right moment. He is AWESOME!

We went to Chili's for his birthday and then we went back to my parent's house for presents. Cayden was so cute and sat on Granddaddy's lap the whole time he opened presents. He sure loves his Granddaddy Elmer. We all do!

Happy Birthday Granddaddy!!!