Friday, November 23, 2012

Day At The Park

One day while Kourtney was in town we met at the park to play, and then went to dinner together.  It was an unusually warm November day, so we took advantage of the nice weather and played outside.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Halloween 2012

In preparation for Halloween we carved a pumpkin, and we stuck with the traditional jack-o-lantern style.
I attempted to roast the pumpkin seeds, and maybe I didn't follow the directions correctly, but I can't say I loved them.  Next year, maybe I'll try a different recipe.

It makes it easier with your mouth open.

Ewww, pumpkin guts.  

Halloween night, Brody got dressed in his lion costume, and we took him to the trunk-or-treat at the church.

He walked around with a nervous look on his face the majority of the night.  He probably wondered what all those kids were doing, running around in weird costumes.

"We're off to see the wizard". . . 

Again, Brody tried on parts to mine and Brent's costumes.
I think he makes a pretty cute scare crow/ lion cross!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Autumn Leaves

My parents have a large yard, with lots of trees, which amounts to lots of leaves in the fall. 
Brody, and his cousins didn't miss the opportunity to play in the perfect playground.

Life is good.

Halloween Party Time

Just before my parents left for Arizona, our family got together at their house for a Halloween Party.  
Steve, and Sue started the party when they arrived with their stellar Trekkie costumes.

Everyone came with their costumes, but the little kids tried on parts, and pieces to everyone else's costumes as well.  I think Brody sampled pieces from about everyone.
My dad was prepared with several costumes, and rotated through them throughout the night.
Landon's bushy eyebrows are complimentary of my dad's collection of costumes.

Brody started out as a lion.

My dad put together a haunted house upstairs, and haunted pit that took us into the downstairs storage space.
The 3 older kids were chicken, and made their 2-yr.-old cousin go into the haunted house first!
Brody wasn't afraid.

And the Academy goes to. . . 
This is Mel's best scary face.

"The Pit" included "rat city," feeling brains, and eyeballs in your hands, booby traps, and scary noises.
Grandpa is the most creative, spooky, coolest guy around.

Brody is checking out rat city which was down in the crawl space.

Of course, we ate tons of Halloweenie food, and Grandpa made witches brew drinks.

The following day, the kiddos played some games.

And Brody tried on some more pieces to others' costumes he'd missed the day before!

Last, but not least, pumpkin carving!
In my opinion, the holidays are best celebrated with loved ones.