Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had a great time on Halloween! A huge bonus was that Ryan was able to be with us, so the augmented family time made the whole day better. We began the evening at our "trunk or treat" by having dinner and playing games at the carnival. After that we packed up the kids to go trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. They were so excited to learn there was more fun ahead as we were leaving the church! That's one thing I love about experiencing holidays with the kids. They inject their magic into everything with their enthusiasm and excitement about every little aspect of the day.

This year the kids anticipated Halloween with great angst for several months, and every time we'd ask what they wanted to be, their answer would change. Since we couldn't nail a specific theme down, we decided to go with Superman. Ryan was Clark Kent. Matt was Clark Kent changing into Superman. Drew was Superman, and if you recall the classic Christopher Reeve movies, Brady portrayed Superman as a baby when he landed on earth. I went as Lois Lane, and since my wardrobe lacked one of her snazzy pastel business suits, I looked like "Flight Attendant Lois Lane..." "Passengers, we are beginning our decent into El Paso. Please see that your tray tables are in the upright and locked position." I thought Ryan looked great--tall, dark and handsome! The kids don't look very enthused in the picture, but they loved what they wore. Drew even said throughout the night, "I sure love my costume!" Matt gave people demonstrations of how he could pull his shirt apart and start changing into Superman. He does the same thing around the house, only he sprints from one side of the house to the other, spins in a circle, pretends to put his boots on, and then "flies" to the other side of the house as Superman. Brady just stood there and looked cute, and for any wondering, he wasn't cold. I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. You can check out our Monster Mash Halloween video at the bottom of the page.


Rebecca said...

CUTE! You are so creative!I love that you all dress up AND even coordinate your outfits. I can just imagine the fun you will have decades from now looking back on years of great family costumes.Glad you had fun!

R and D Ginkel said...

SO cute!

Sarah C said...

I LOVE your Halloween costumes. Your family is awesome. I am glad you had a fun time together as a family.

R and D Ginkel said...

I apologize that Ross is beating everyone so badly. HOWEVER, I am pretty sure I told you that the family league is the FOURTH one he's in this year, so that should have given you SOME clue that he's pretty into it. :) I made him change his original team name (Dante's Drivers Ed) because I didn't think it was appropriate for the kiddos. He didn't realize that there were kids in the league too. Ha ha He does wish that he was doing as well in one of his other leagues as he is in this one, because he has the opportunity to win about $700. Sadly, this is not the case. :(

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