Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pre Halloween Fun!

We have had fun over the past week getting into the Halloween spirit! I know some of you don't "do" Halloween and Matt and I have talked about that but we have decided that as of right now it is right for our family. We don't celebrate the craziness that some people do but we do enjoy the fun fall side of it and just the fun of it. I have loved over the past 3 years picking out costumes for Ben and getting excited about the fun! So this year I decided that I was going to "make" his costume! He told us he wanted to be a pirate so we started putting together a pirate costume a couple of weeks ago. It turned out so cute!!!!! I can't wait to show it to you all on Saturday!! But we have been doing some things to get into the Halloween mood...

Last Friday night our life group had our annual pumpkin carving contest. It is always a lot of fun. This year the kids painted pumpkins which Ben loved. Here he is painting away. I love how when he is concentrating his little tongue sticks out!

Here is our pumpkin we carved. Not as elaborate as the last few years (the awesome train and frog) but we liked how the pirate turned out!
Ben is proud of his pumpkin!

Our neighborhood also has been doing the "we've been boo-ed" over the past couple of years. It is where you drop a treat on a neighbors doorstep and run. Then you put a sign in your window to tell people you have been booed and then you do it to someone else. It is a lot of fun to see it spread through the neighborhood. Ben was so excited when our doorbell rang last week and there was a treat. This is him getting ready to go boo one of his friends!

It is such a fun time!! Check back this weekend to pictures of the world's cutest pirate!!!