The kids had so much fun with Halloween this year. The pumpkins, the dressing up, the trick or treating...all fun! Mal was really into it this year. A few days ago we showed her how it would work. She rang out doorbell and proudly asked, "PICKLE TREAT". Pickle Treat...Trick or Treat, whatever!
On Tuesday night we all carved our pumpkins. Dad helped cut and gut. I de-seeded. Jake designed and carved and Mal...well, Mal sat on this chair looking through all the Pumpkin Princess Possibilities, looking bigger than ever!
What did we come up with?
Well, can you tell which one is Ryan's? Ryan has been so busy at work he hasn't had time to check financials. Bob, one of the other owners called with some REALLY good news! Ryan is beyond his goal for the year and we still have a couple months to go. We are busier than ever and don't show any signs of slowing down. THAT is a blessing! That would also be the reason that Ryan felt that Harris Dudley (HD) deserved it's own pumpkin this year! :) The symbol above is part of our logo.
Jake on the other hand went with a traditional look...with a JAKE twist. He designed, gutted and carved all by himself! GOOD JOB BUD!
And what of Mal's pumpkin? CINDERELLA, blurry Cinderella! She LOVES this pumpkin. This morning she laid on the porch in front of them, talking to them, and then gave them a hearty goodbye, complete with a kiss, when the bus pulled up!
Jake got to dress up for school today! He wanted to be Indian Jones. I think we did a good job of it!
Complete with Facial Hair.
Complete with Facial Hair.
Jake had a fun day at school. Parade and all. At about 5pm we all headed out for one of my favorite Hailey Traditions. All the shops down Main Street close down for the night...well, to customers at least. It seems that the whole town comes out to walk the streets and gather plenty of candy from the shops. EVERYONE is dressed up and having a blast. There is live music playing from the center of town, and dinner served...free to those that are in costume. I love it all!
This year we were behind and didn't get much of the bands. Mal was in her element, she loved it all. Jake had a blast of course, and a previously onry Dawson was enjoying every second of his costume and all the attention it gathered.
We missed some of the festivities because we had to hurry to the church at 6:30pm for TRUNK or TREAT with the 3 wards in the valley. It was crazy. So many people and so many fun costumes.
Then it was home, run to the neighbors party...which turned out to be quite a party...booze and all. So, within about 3 minutes we were back home. Mal was in the shower and then they were all off to bed. It was all SO much fun!
Look how cute they are! Doesn't Dawson look cozy and cute?!
Mal turned quite a few heads. She sat patiently, with promises of makeup and lip stick floating around in her head, while I curled every last bit of her hair and then sprayed it all black. She LOVED the new look.
Jake said that she looks really pretty like this and we should leave it black forever.
I think she liked all the blue eye shadow and blush. She even got a little mascara.
This girl is going to have a lot of fun with those lashes one day. They are SO dang long! I would say close to Dawson's length! Just look at those blue eyes! She is so darn cute!
My camera is having some serious issues lately! Howeva... just a shot of the back of her hair. Everyone kept asking if that was her real hair all night. If you have a little girl and don't own a 1/4" barrel curling iron and some spray gel, you are missing out! It takes no time and curls perfectly. I think in order to get the 1/4" you have to go to a beauty supply place, but it is well worth it!