Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Hodgepodge

We're in the thick of it. I'm willing Fall to be present here in California. Have even found some leaves changing colors! We drove into Poway last weekend for a Train Festival (pics to come) and enjoyed the scenery. See? See? OK, it's not the Midwest, but the colors are lovely.

Coco sent me this darling wine glass to add to my collection. Lainey loves the witch. How fitting.

Halloween cards have been ordered and are en route to our casa now. Only printed a few this year, so don't be a hater if you don't receive one. We're currently live on Ramen noodles and the fruit we can steal from our neighbors' trees. Times are tough, peeps.

Got several fun shots......



Vanna?

But, we settled on this one. Super cute punks.

Before packing up to go to the beach recently, I popped a frozen gummy eyeball in each of the kids' thermos cups. Spooky fun.

Did you know Batman is famous? We've been eating Batman cookies like mad around here.

And, we "booed" our neighbors last night. Surely you've heard of this tradition. Read the instructions on this sheet, which we included with another sheet to hang in their window letting everyone know they have been "booed".....with treat bags, too.

I downloaded my templates from this site. Her blog is awesome. Sign up to follow and stick around.

We sat outside to fill our treat bags......and headed out into the neighborhood in Halloween pjs that glow in the dark. Bonus.

Lainey had to be escorted home after not entirely understanding the notion of giving the treat bag she so carefully assembled to someone else. So, sweet Daddy took her home to fill her own.

We never made it to a house without revealing ourselves (which is the point on the game), but we delivered them nonetheless.


Next up? The Pumpkin patch. Have you found yours? The usual, awesome list is located at this link.

18 comments:

The Luis Bunch said...

You are so cool! You move into a new neighborhood and start to "Boo" your neighbors! We did that to each other at school when I taught. It was so much fun!

Love the glow in the dark P.J.'s! I bet the kiddos loved it!

Dee Stephens said...

Love that Boo idea! I might look a little stupid doing it though since we don't have kids?

Allyson and Dave said...

I kind of miss my college days of living off ramen noodles...I kind of really like them. I wonnder if Dave would notice if I mixed them into dinner.

The Soladay Family said...

Everytime T is here, he says, "Alli, will you make me some ramen noodles?" Silly boy.

Love Lainey's expression in that pic.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Love the pics. We do the Boo thing in our neighborhood too. So much fun and my kids don't get the whole idea of giving the treats away!~

~KS said...

I adore all of the fun things your family does...
And your witchy wine goblet??? Heart it. Big time.

Jodee Leader said...

I love, love, love Lainey's Halloween outfit!

We did the boo thing last year in our neighborhood. However, it wasn't a hit! Our neighbors are such rednecks and no fun whatsoever!

The Lenzers said...

I love "booing", remember when we did that at michaels? I might need to start that here....think i will. LC's face in the pic of the 3 kiddos...kinda funny, kinds scary-love it!

Merry Mack said...

I think I will suggest booing at my school. Great idea! Cute and your crew is cute doing it in glow in the dark PJs. Fun! You are great new neighbors. I was eating ramen 2 weeks ago so hopefully things will change for you soon. It wasn't as bad as I thought. We are going to try and head to the pumpkin patch this weekend. We shall see...

merrilee said...

Great pictures of the punks! I love the "booed" tradition. Ellery has very specific ideas about whom she would like to boo and what their backs should consist of. Are you going to Bates' Farm for the pumpkin patch? It is the best around, but a bit of a trek.

starnes family said...

Merrilee - we just got back! Awesome place.....I agree......looks like the best around. I searched via the link I put on this site and it proved to be good!

The Rand's said...

Everyone smiling in a picture! Awesome!

Love being boo'd! We just delivered our boo treats last night. So much fun!

The trees look pretty there. I'm jealous. Although our weather has been pretty nice here in TX.

If the shoe FITZ said...

I joined a PTA group and we got boo'ed! Then I had to boo 2 people and it was so anxious b/c I didn't want to get "caught"! It was fun!

Sassafrass Jane said...

"Lainey loves the witch. How fitting."
and
"...so don't be a hater if you don't receive one. We're currently live on Ramen noodles and the fruit we can steal from our neighbors' trees. Times are tough, peeps."
You're the best blogger ever. So true to your Casey self. You write how you talk. I wish everyone knew how much!!!!
Love you, the punks, and the Blake. Miss you around here.

Carrie Darney said...

I honestly lived on Ramen in college and still to this day LOVE them! Hagen agrees...he LOVES noodle night!!

Sara said...

I love the BOOing idea and I've never heard of that!! So cute. I bought Hudson those glow in the dark skeletonPJ's this year too. Love them.

I love your sense of adventure and how you just dive right into everything. Your kids are going to have so many awesome memories, Case! You and Blake are such great parents. Seriously.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

You send out Halloween cards? I should have known you are that awesome.

Coco said...

Cute. So cute. Good pics of the kids.