Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our little chili pepper!

Norah's costume was a gift from Aunt Stephanie and picked out by Megan who declared that in wearing it Norah would be 'one hot mama.' Indeed. Here she is in full chili pepper glory:

The left arm of her costume was apparently quite tasty.

We walked up the street to the annual Belmont costume parade and contest. Doesn't she look thrilled to be there?

We hung out with the Hale's and their cute baseball player, Ethan.

It was the Hale's dog in his witch costume that got the most attention from the crowd.

In true Norah fashion, she was up all day and then as soon as something fun started, promptly passed out.

The babies had no interest in waiting around for the contest to start, so we headed home to check out our front yard.

Now, with BVZ's crazy work weeks we didn't have much time or energy to do the kind of display we wanted to. We waited too long to get pumpkins and even missed out on jack-o-lanterns. But, we did make a decent showing with the zombie man and his beating heart. It was hard to get a good picture in the dark, but it glowed so brightly and the trick or treaters went nuts for it. (**special thanks to Karyl who came down earlier in the week to help me put it all together**)

Before it got dark we let Norah escape from her chili pepper outfit and took her around the neighborhood to check out all the decorated houses.

Some were really scary!

This was one of my favorites... very subtle, but actually very spooky in person.

Don't forget to vote (for Obama) on Tuesday!

We went back to our house for our traditional dinner of hot dogs and tater tots and waited for the trick or treaters. We thought the rain would deter a lot of them, but by 7:30 we were out of candy (and I had bought over 400 pieces). We have to step it up next year, I think. BVZ is very jealous of the house across the street. They put on a full on haunted house and their line of trick or treaters is at least 30 kids deep at any given time. I think we do okay. It isn't like we give out raisins or anything.

Happy Halloween!


Sam+Ave said...

Excellent costume. Next year let's get a bunch of kids together and go as a salad bar.

on the verge said...

Kudos to Auntie Steph and Megan! That is the cutest costume ever! And I love the beating heart on the lawn. Keep that year-round, and I'll visit more often;)