Sunday, November 2, 2008

"HOW-WEEN!!!"

*The title above is from how Ewan would say "Happy Halloween" when he was about 18 months old.* Unfortunately, our Halloween this year turned out to be a bit of a bust for the boys. Since I'm still recovering, and since Corgan is still so tiny, we decided I would just stay home and not pass out candy this year. So he and I sat on the couch and I watched several episodes of "How I Met Your Mother." Bryce and Keith met up to take the kids trick-or-treating in another neighborhood. Apparently, Ewan should have taken a nap that day because he threw so many fits and was acting rude and ungrateful to the homeowners, that Bryce snatched him up and brought him home. I couldn't believe it when they walked in the door and only had about ten pieces of candy between the two of them. Bryce felt a little bad, but we can't and won't tolerate Ewan acting that way. We made up for it a bit the next night, but before that, some pictures from Halloween:

Corgan wearing the t-shirt I thought he'd be wearing in the hospital.

And later in his "costume" that Aunt Ashley bought. The cutest kitty I've ever seen, and I've seen some cute kitty-cats.

All three boys in their costumes: Optimus Prime, Giraffe, and Kitty-cat.

I still need to get this on video, because it's hilarious, but here is a still of Ewan "transforming." Sound effects and everything.

The next night, we were suffering from cabin fever but couldn't really take the baby anywhere, and we still had our intact pumpkin, so we decided to carve it. I made cookies and we watched the Incredibles with all the lights out while our Jack-o-Lantern shone from the table in the living room. We had tons of fun and the boys don't even realize they missed real trick-or-treating.

Fynn wanted nothing to do with cleaning out the seeds, so...

...I let him color on his mini-pumpkin we bought at the pumpking patch.

Ewan's hands were covered in Halloween "guts" and he kept cracking us up by asking Bryce every few minutes to scratch his cheek or forehead. He ended up carving most of the pumpkin himself with special safe tools.

The final product.

6 comments:

Sarah Smiles said...

Beautiful! Glad the day after was better for you guys!! Thats one cool pumpkin!

Ashley said...

These are really good pictures! I am glad everyone is doing well, and that the boys had a good Halloween. 10 pieces of candy is ok, I am letting the kids choose 10 pieces and then the extra I send to Jon's store. I have done it the last several years, of course they did have free reign for a few days...

Shannon said...

Such great pictures! Corgan is growing so fast already and he looks so precious in his sweet Halloween stuff!

Missy said...

I agree with what Jenny said on my blog that sometimes the best holidays can bring out the worst in kids. Good on you guys for teaching Ewan what's appropriate. There were so many kids out when we went trick or treating that were acting horrible and most of them didn't even have parents around! So so sad we missed you guys on Saturday. We'll definitely make up for it!

And I seriously can't believe that is the same baby! He's so adorable and looks so different! If Fynn isn't the cutest giraffe ever then I don't know what is!

Cris, Jon, Austin and Ethan said...

just gorgeous! I love you Kelli! thats a beautiful baby.

Marisha said...

OH my gosh! Caleb does the transforming thing also and it is hilarous. And like you I still need to get it on video.