Sunday, November 14, 2010

Halloween 2010


Halloween of course started with the carving pumpkins.  This year all our pumpkins came out of our very own garden...unfortunately they're the only thing that came out of our garden!



 It wouldn't be Halloween if Jake didn't carve a Pumpkin!  Someone even asked for his card this year...maybe this could become a seasonal money maker! ha ha 





3 little Cupcakes...
 Apparently, clouds were moving in extremely fast behind me which was cause for concern from our weather conscious girls Gracie and Brynlee...Lydia on the other had no idea.
 We were able to convince them it was ok ...

 But we were wrong!  We should have been paying closer attention to those clouds because even though we were literally across the street and up 3 houses from our house we got caught in a hail storm that came on faster than I've ever seen. When it hit we ran for it.  Brynlee lost a shoe and of course thought she needed to stop, sit and put it on even though she was so terrified she could get it on!  We couldn't make it to our house so when we came to a fence we were able to smash the girls up against it and cover them as best we could.  I felt like a mother hen trying to get my babies under my wings, but my wings weren't big enough!  We thought it would pass as quickly as it came and even though we were getting drenched we were at least it a position where the girls (not Jake and I of course) weren't getting pelted by the hail, so we stayed put.  Unfortunately, it wasn't letting up so with the girls screaming, sure they were going to lose their lives, and Jake and I laughing hysterically at the situation we were in, Jake made a run for it to get the van.  The girls were now traumatized and had No desire to go trick-or-treating....until about 20 minutes later when the rain/hail stopped and we promised we'd take the van this time just in case.  

Drenched!
 We hit about 10 houses and man were they thrilled with the abundance of candy before them!!  Jake and I were laughing pretty hard and how much they were freaking out how much candy they got...we just went right along with it with our "WOW!"  "Holy Cow!"  "That's a TON!"  Some how in a few years I don't think those 10 pieces of candy are going to cut it!

I love that in Utah everyone just trick or treats on Saturday even when it's on Sunday, it's great!

After Church on Actual Halloween

Happy Halloween!

6 comments:

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

I'm so excited to be the first one to comment on your newest post! I've been waiting for ages for this :) K, stop the cuteness... I mean, don't stop. But for reals... you are the cutest little mama EVER! Not only are the costumes ADORABLE, but black and orange everything for Sunday too. Too cute. So sad (but funny) about the hail storm. What the hail?!! (oops, does Grandma Murdock read your blog? that might be a bad comment for her to see, heehee) Anyway- the main reason I've been waiting for this post is to see Jake's pumpkin! Again... amazing! He really should start taking orders and charging! Way to go, growing your own even... see... cuteness! Thanks for posting! miss you tons Ken-NA!

Natalee said...

Are you kidding me!?!?!! That's a PUMPKIN! He really DOES need to make that a side business! How do two people have so much dang talent?? Wow! I'm beyond impressed! LOVE the Sunday outfits! You are just too cute of a Mom! I must not REALLY be related to you! ;)

Peggy Merrell said...

Kenna, your 3 litte cupcakes are the cutest things ever! Adorable costumes!!!! I could just eat them--hahaha! And yes, Jake's pumpkin carving skills are truly amazing! So glad to see your post and your darling familiy! Sorry about the hail storm! I can just see you trying to cover all 3 girls and protect them!

Joel and Lisa Wagenman said...

Great story! I love the worried looks on their faces before the storm hit! Their costumes are adorable and I love their Sunday outfits!

Derrik and Claire said...

I can't stop laughing... or wanting to be you. The cupcakes are to die for, and your girls always make priceless faces/poses! They sure know how to work it! I can't believe you even had them coordinating oh so cutely on Halloween Sunday! But then again, I can believe it because that's how cute and put together you are! I CANNOT wait until Thanksgiving.

krista said...

Jake did not disappoint this year! The pumpkin of the girls were amazing, and the other three were mighty cute as well! Loved the 3 cupcake costumes, they were darling, and I am also mighty impressed that the girls were all halloweened up for Sunday, too darn cute! Have a happy Thanksgiving:)