Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pre- Halloween Hype

I love Halloween.
We all love Halloween.

It's an unordinary chance to be with family to do unordinary things and look unordinary while doing them. (And yes.  I do realize that "unordinary" is not a word.  And that I shouldn't start a sentence with "and" but this is my blog not yours, right?)

Also it's the time of year.  Cooler outside.  Fresh.  Crunchy underfoot, sometimes squishy. :)  Pumpkin is my favorite seasonal ingredient.  And squash, all varieties.  Soup time.

Also it's all the hype that comes before the actual holiday.  I guess all holidays are like that.  But pre-Halloween hype is extra fun.  Decorating, planning costumes, reading Halloween and other fall themed books, baking, sniffing, enjoying it all.

Once again, now that we are in Utah, we get/got to celebrate with both sides of the family.   

With the Meyers side, we got to go to 2 pumpkin patches with all the fixin's.  Fixin's being hayrides, slides, corn mazes, etc.  Haylee actually went to the same farm with her kindergarten class so she got to do it 3 times. 

Oh, and just a note about how cool these mazes were!!!  Aren't you soooo jealous?  Yes, I walked through the "golden" tangles of Edward's hair!!! Ha!

Also with Meyers cousins, we had a Halloween gingerbread house making party!  Complete with frosting fight!

A Saari House

 A Hatt House

An Edwards House

Being in town (or in state rather), we were able to attend the annual Edwards Family Halloween Party.  I regret to say that I could not include all the pictures of everyone bobbing for apples.  But it was fun.  So fun.  All the "traditional" games plus some with a twist or two.



Bobbing for apples

Donut "Bobbing" with a partner

Treasure hunt for spare coins in bloody brains spaghetti

This pic I just had to include because I think it is so funny.  Ha.


Cara said...

How Fun!! I would have to say I am also a huge seasonal pumpkin fan... although I dislike carving them and gutting the seeds out! but, I discovered this year "dinner in a pumpkin". Have you ever heard of that? I'll send you the recipes if yo haven't. Way cool!!!

Emma said...

How fun for you guys to be able to enjoy the family parties this year! I bet the girls had a blast!
P.S. Are you really Team Edward??? ;)

Mindy and Jason said...

How come you didn't mention looking for the "S" to finish Edward?