November 1, 2011

Goodbye Halloween, Hello Thanksgiving!!

I cannot believe that the month of October has already come and gone!! Each Halloween gets better and better as my kids grow up and start to really enjoy all the festivities (pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, fall festivals at schools, dressing up, decorating, etc) that come along with the Halloween season!  And I must say, this year I got into the act of trick-or-treating as much as they did!!

{This is how we do trick-or-treating in our neighborhood- load the kids up in the wagon and GO!!
Yes, that's me in the Velma costume-pretty convincing huh??}

So before Halloween gets long forgotten with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays coming up (wait, I've already seen department stores with garland and wreaths hanging up!!), I figured I would share with you what my Halloween looked like last night in my neighborhood.  We had a blast with all of our friends, lots of little people, and of course CANDY CANDY and more CANDY!  I was pumped  to see how many adults/parents dressed up this year and took Halloween to a whole new level!  personally proud of mine and my hubby's costumes- I think it was my best year yet.  Let me know what you think...

{Me (Velma) and Scott (Shaggy) in our holiday best!!  I actually think my hubby had his wig on backwards, but oh well- it made it certainly shaggy!!}

{Here's the original Scooby Doo gang for you to see where we got our inspiration from!}

{Me with  my Princess Leia from Star Wars. She was terrified of her mommy's wig the whole night!}

{Some rockin' 80's aerobics instructors}

{Velma and Roller Girl who literally skated the streets the whole night!
I love a good wig;-)}

{Some of our crew dressed up! 
We had everything from Sebastian the Crab to Bobba Fett from Star Wars!}

{A kid favorite- me with DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba!}

{Viv being spooky playing in the fog machine next door!}

So now that Halloween is in the past, and today is the first of November, I need to take down the bats and jack o lanterns and put up the cornucopias and pilgrims to get ready for the month of feasting and Thanksgiving!!  

But before I start thinking of what to make with a turkey dinner, I gotta figure out what to do with all of this leftover Halloween candy??!! Any ideas??


Dirty Hair Halo said...

I usually hide candy from myself in the freezer. It's semi-succesful... sometimes i forget, though usually I find it.

CottonCandyINK said...

aw these pics are great!!! you and your hubby look adorable!!!

Ally Garner said...

Oh my goodness, y'all look great! Vivi was so cute as Princess Leah. Poor thing - I don't think you've ever shown a pic of her crying. DJ Lance Rock is pretty awesome haha!

Dani said...

Thank you for your comment you left me! This is awesome! I love your costume. Scooby Doo was my absolute favorite cartoon when I was little! :)

JennySue said...

@DirtyHairHalo- I am totally going to start putting that candy in the freezer!! Because I can't bear to throw it away;-)
@CCink- thanks girl!
@Ally- I know right??! I don't like to see her cry, but in this instance, it was pretty freakin funny bc she was so beside herself and the wig!
@Dani- so glad you stopped by!! Scooby Doo is a favorite around my house w my 2 boys;-)