Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloweenie!!

When I lived in Washington DC, my roommate Betsy's mom sent her a Halloween card with one of those hunky, mostly naked, and unreasonably tan men on the front. The inside read, "Happy Halloweenie!" It has since that time been my favorite holiday card, so unexpected from a somewhat conservative Holiday, Utah Mormon mother of 4.

Halloween happens to be among my favorite holidays. I LOVE getting dressed up, going to parties, carving pumpkins, roasting pumpkin seeds, and eating the yummy fruits of fall. This year I had three opportunities to get dressed up...

The old fall-back (our ward Halloween party was on October 12th, waaay too early for me to have thought up something fun and creative).

Saturday Night's Party (I stole Emily's idea of going as Punky Brewster and it was a hit!).

Our last minute attempt to dress as boo-ritos and get a free burrito from Chipotle on Halloween .

This is a photo from last year (before I entered the blogosphere), which will forever live on as the BEST HALLOWEEN EVER (nothing beats a Halloween on roller-skates). I would be remiss if documentation of this amazing night and ridiculous costumes didn't make in onto the world wide web in some way or another.
Here are some pumpkins the wardies carved. The bat one ended up at our house for a few days, but quickly molded and collapsed on itself and was sent to it's forested grave off our back porch by Stacey. We got a HUGE amount of pumpkin seeds from these bad boys and Ashley did a fantastic job of roasting them up. That HUGE amount was consumed in about 3.5 days.

I was really hoping to be home for the trick-or-treaters this year. It has been a long long time since a little tot dressed up like a fairy or a fireman has rang my doorbell looking for candy. Unfortunately, I had to work late and the little ones were all in bed by the time I got home. Are kids still doing the door-to-door thing? When I lived in DC, our first Halloween on 25 Sunset Drive was the Halloween right after Sept 11. So, all the kids up were holed up in their houses for fear of terrorists. Did the terrorists win? Have they kept the kids off our doorsteps forever? I sure hope not.


Kaydi Rae said...

did you get your free burrito? if not, i bet they're still hiring. :o) thanks for rejoining the blogging world. we've missed you!

Evan said...

I'm terribly jealous of your Halloween exploits. It kind of escaped us this year, and before we knew it November happened!! Sad, sad, sad...

Hurray Posting Renee!!

gamine said...

You are the best Punky Brewster ever! Why haven't you done this before!