October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Carving and Trick-or-Treating!

Since Halloween isn't celebrated at all overseas (instead, they talk about and have the spirit-world as a part of their everyday lives)- we got excited about carving a pumpkin this year and about buying Isaac a costume. (Isaiah has a onesie that says "I love my Mummy"...glows in the dark!)

I think I'm determined to soak in all the American-ness before going back overseas sometime next year. America has so many fun cultural things that I never appreciated before I lived away from it all. We're not into Halloween and all the scary stuff... our beliefs about the spirit world come from the bible, not Hollywood movies about ghosts... but c'mon folks... the costumes for kids are just waaaay too cute these days. And we're good with our kids having fun and dressing in funny costumes and getting candy. No mention of ghosts, goblins, vampires, etc.!!!

So...here's way too many pictures of some of our fun.

We carved a pumpkin... Anthony did the goo and I did the carving...Isaac helped with all:)Hard to believe the baby in the picture below is only 7 weeks old! So chunky and so expressive!
Click on the picture below... check out the bottom lip on baby Zay! That child gets me everytime with that lip! Whatever you want kid! :)
Checkin' out my pumpkin carving skills. Definitely some brain wrinkles being added!
Kisses for brother (x 1,000 per day)The next day we went to the library (spooky huh?) to go trick-or-treating with cousins Kate and Lizzie (aka- Little Bo Peep and her Lost Sheep). If we go out on Halloween I think I may write "Fender" on the head of Isaac's costume. He's the cutest Stratocaster ever! Fun!
Napping on the way... (I love the Florida-scene out the window. Home!)
The Durrance girls being adorable as usual! I asked Kate (3 yrs) if she could tell me the Little Bo Peep rhyme... and she did! Perfectly!
Isaac and Lizzie are only a few weeks apart. She talks well, but Isaac has her on size. I love that both my boys have cousins a month older than each of them (Lizzie and Isaac, Emmett and Isaiah)
The smile on Isaac is just TOO fun! Love it! And don't you just want to squeeze little Miss Elizabeth Claire?!?!
This picture of Isaac sums up most of my days! What a fun little boy!


Brandon and April said...

You got skillz!! Numchuck skills, computer hacking skills, pumpkin carving skills! I'm impressed! :)

And that lip on Isaiah is TOO cute!

Elizabeth said...

Such cute pictures! I love that you get to do so many fun "American" things with your boys this year! :) Enjoy every minute of it!!