Saturday, November 1, 2008

This is Halloween, This is Halloween

Hope everyone had a grand Halloween filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snicker bars and not those ghetto peanut butter nougats in the orange and black wrappers. Those things can seriously ruin the best of Halloweens. In case you are wondering (and I am sure you are), we had a grand ole’ holiday at our house. Because I was slightly worried that Brynlee wasn’t going to get enough Halloween candy to rot out every last one of her baby teeth I suggested that we start the Halloween festivities with some pumpkin shaped sugar cookies.

See that red bowl? That is full of extra butter popcorn. ‘Cause the entire batch of cookie dough that we consumed didn’t quite have enough sugar to get us through the dreadful stirring and rolling that sugar cookies entail.I’m also pretty sure that her bare feet in the frosting zone violates a good 114 health code laws, but it’s really a minor thing compared to the fact that after she realized she had frosting on her clothes she finished the task in her underwear (this was after going through three outfits). And I’m not sure what health code laws say about licking all the cookies before they get frosted or eating the sprinkles straight out of the bowl, but I am guessing it’s not good. On a side note, these are not the same cookies that we took to the ward party or to your house Katie. I know you just gagged a little when you read that. Then for Halloween, Brynlee was a killer, a queen, a bumblebee. She tried to talk me in to letting her go as hobo as evidenced in this picture where the costume is modeled by its designer. I insisted that she be the bee since I had already made the cute little tutu and she agreed.
My little guy was a pumpkin. He threw a bit of a fit because he wanted to be something scary for Halloween, not a silly old pumpkin. Plus, he argued that all the kids his age were going to be pumpkins. I bribed him with a few extra treats and he gave in, but claimed that he wasn’t going to have fun and definitely would NOT be smiling. Here is the little bumblebee and her daddy heading off to go trick-or-treat a few neighbors…in which I was not invited. Brynlee saw an episode of Caillou where Caillou and his daddy go trick-or-treating and the mama stays home with the baby. And since we do everything that we see on TV she was prompted to do the same. And here she is afterwards with the fruit of her labors. I think she might have inherited a small bit of the OCD from her mama, the proof is in the way she organized all her treats before eating even one. Happy Halloween!

11 comments:

Our Bingham Family Blog said...

WHAT A CUTE LITTLE BEE AND PUMPKIN...How adorable!!!

sarah louise said...

The tu-tu turned out perfect! Cute Cute!
And just to make you feel better, my kids sort their candy too...oh wait I am also OCD so I suppose that doesn't help!

Cute baby too!

Janita said...

Cute kids!

Jessica said...

That is to cute. When Maddie got home she went a step further and put each different kind of candy in its own seperate ziploc bag.

Mikey and Anna said...

Your kids look so cute. Pumpkins are a big costum this year Jace is probably even more embarrest that his cousin was a pumpkin too.

Kyle and Janel said...

I am glad you guys had a great halloween that consisted with lots of sugar and sweet and organizing candies. That is what the holiday is all about. Ha! (Oh and if I ever get a plate of cookies from you, I will have to just block this post out of my memory while I eat them. Ha)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I finished all of my cookies before reading this. But I must say, Brynlee's feet and saliva tasted awfully good!

-Kate

Miranda said...

Dude. Bumblebees w/ tutus were tres chic this year.

The Jones Family said...

I had to laugh. I always love your narration. I hate to admit that Kobe watches Caillou but he likes watching it at lunch time, but deffinately no Barney :)
So are adults no suppose to lick their fingers while icing cookies? I thought certain rules only applied to kids.
I just love seeing pictures of the kids in their Halloween costumes! Way cute!ains

Lacy said...

hahaha I love it, I love the whole post. I love your little cookie licker bee with OCD and the cutest baby pumkin ever :) my kids wern't ever pumkins so I can say that honestly hehe. I remember way back when you thought licking the batter when making things was DISGUSTING. I'm just curious as to whether or not that goes on in your house now.

Spencer and Kimberlee said...

Lacy-
I still think it's DISGUSTING! Makes my slightly queasy, but Brynlee and Spencer would both rather eat the cookie dough/batter than the finished product.

What do you do?

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