Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

This morning I was subbing at Sunday school so I took the opportunity to get a few photos of Libi.

Today they celebrated All Saints Day by making saint shields.

They kids then processed into church...

holding their shields...

and some flags. Very cute to watch!

In the evening we transformed Libi into...

Princess Leia!

We headed to our traditional first stop...

to see MeMe and PopPop.

This slightly blurry photo is the only one of our family.

We headed to the Strassner's where Ben immediatly pointed out that a light saber wasn't correct for Princess Leia. After a quick dig through his toy box he emerged with a more suitable weapon. Thanks Ben!!!

Loved these three together: Leia, Hermione, and Harry!

Ben and Amy wore matching shoes-- very cool!

After a yummy meal of chicken enchiladas...

it was time to pull out the bags...

and hit the streets!

This year we got out a bit early...

which was nice! Libi was repeatedly overheard saying, "I'm not scared!" I think she thought if she said it enough she would believe it.

We got to see Uncle Nick and Aunt Jessica at their house.

Daddy's "shirt" was the hit of the night!

While Amy and the kids chatted with their neighbors Ron and Libi got a bit silly!

My favorite jack-o-lantern of the night was the Mickey Mouse!

A few blocks away from Amy and Howard they close down the culdesaq and do a full on pirotechnic show.

We loaded into the car and headed to Grammy and Grampy's house.

We did a few houses in their neighborhood...

with Aunt Andrea and Aunt Violet.

Happy Halloween....

from our family to yours!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

More Halloween-y things

This morning Jammy, Libi and I headed to...

Boo at the Zoo.

We pulled the mingo costume out of the closet one last time.

It's hard to believe that Libi wore this two Halloween's ago...

until you see her squished little hands in the wings :)

We saw a Jedi (aka a zoo employee) and Libi had to have a picture with them.

In honor of Ben we went to the nursery to check in on the baby Komodo dragons. There were about ten of them and they were adorable! I would totally take one home if they weren't so poisonous!!

There was lots to do at the party: Photo locations,


pumpkins to see,

birds to impersonate!

We took lots of photos with the mingos.

Some with wings flapping,

others just looking at the birds,

one with Mom...

and a very smiley one!

We took the tram for a ride around the zoo...

something we haven't done since Libi was a baby.

We used the map to find all the trick or treat stations.

Their candy wasn't as good as Disney...

but their employees had fun puppets!

Radio Disney was having a dance contest...

and our little mingo joined right in!

I love this one-legged pose!

She and four other girls helped to create a dance together..

poor Libs had trouble dancing in her costume!

However, she did well enough that she earned four tickets to a Tangled premiere!!! Love that!

One final photo with Cinderella and it was time to take Jammy back so she could head north to Stockton.

We took this opportunity to carve our pumpkins!

Libi scooped...

with a little help from Daddy.

Libs drew her face...

nice round eyes, a nose and mouth.

While Daddy cut, Libi and I got the gunk out of my pumpkin.

Sometimes the gooey stuff is the most fun!

Libi loved her finished pumpkin....

such a wonderful face for her first time!

While Ron and I carved, Libi painted the small pumpkins.

I chose a traditional pumpkin face :)

A closer version of Libi's pumpkin.

Ron won the prize for the most detailed pumpkin! Go team spirit!

The finished product!

Happy Halloween Eve :)