Kick off to Chaos 2007...

October 25, 2007

 So here is your sneak peek of Hallowe'en 2007. The Halloween extravaganza always kicks off for us with Trunk or treating which is from what I gather a Mormon tradition of having everyone park in the church parking lot and hand out candy from their trunks. We usually have a party to go with this and it's is the moment of Costume Unveiling.
So this is what we've got this year:
Elephant, Ladybug, Jack Sparrow, Vampire
Tusk Buddies
Spots and Dots Forever
This is what Trunk or Treating looks like-for the uninitiated....
Dishing out...
Gabe's current dental state saved us money on fake fangs. Actually that is what inspired the costume.
And Benj's new goatee made this costume an obvious fit too.
Exhausted Elephant.
And what of the house, I hear you all clamour? We are practically a tub-free zone!! It is getting there. I have til Halloween itself to prove myself though right?
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The kids look adorable!!! I thought trunk or treat was a Mormon thing too until we moved to Missouri then I wondered if the state started it and Mormons just caught on. I have been getting flyers for Trunk or Treat from everywhere, the local schools, pre-schools and churches. We will only be attending our wards trunk or treat though and then make the rounds in our neighborhood. Enjoy all the chocolate the kids bring home!!
Posted by: Carolyn | October 25, 2007 at 10:16 PM

I miss the BG Trunk or Treat! Our ward party is tomorrow night - no Trunk or Treat though. The kids go trick or treating around to the classrooms. I prefer the parking lot ;)
Love the costumes - especially the elephant!
Posted by: Melissa | October 26, 2007 at 09:19 AM

The part about Benj's goatee made me laugh out loud! And Finny looks so adorable in all your photos... it makes it hard to believe your stories about him whining :-)
Posted by: Samantha | October 26, 2007 at 08:34 PM

Do you get to use hand-me-down costumes, or do they each demand a new one every year? They look great.
Posted by: Genevieve | October 27, 2007 at 05:01 PM

Carolyn-Naturally those Missourian's stole it from the Mormons ;)
Melissa- we miss you guys and your trunk too :) Yes I agree, the parking lot definitely has better atmosphere especially when people decorate their trunks.
Sam-Finny really doesn't whine all that much, it was just that one pay-back day that was a particularly bad one. He's really as fun and adorable as he looks, more so actually. He is incredibly charming (in my unbiased opinion).
Toad-if you look at Halloween through the ages in a previous blog entry you will recognize the elephant costume from a few years ago filled with Gabe. We recycle and borrow different elements from generous/talented friends but it's not so much them demanding as us living vicariously through them, it's really fun to figure out who everyone is going to be each year.
Posted by: Kirsty | October 28, 2007 at 09:21 PM

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