Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!

With Steve's temporary work schedule - 3pm to 11pm - I thought we wouldn't be able to celebrate Halloween together for the second year in a row. Fortunately, his wing commander gave the entire wing the day off, so he has tonight off! Yay!

If you don't know my husband, let me tell you a secret about him...he struggles to let out his inner child. Fortunately, he married me, a gal who struggles to rein in her inner child most of the time. I make him do things like carve pumpkins and dress up for Halloween. My first idea for his costume was a flower, since I'm dressed up as a bee. He nixed it since it wasn't manly at all. I then suggested a bag of flour...get it?! He nixed it too, and since I didn't know how to make the costume, I didn't push it, even though I thought it endlessly clever. Then last night, I had an epiphany. Steve is a big sports fan and we enjoy going to the local baseball team, the Salt Lake Bees. So, he dressed up as a Bees fan and I'm a Bee.

Tonight, we're going out to eat then will spend the rest of the evening handing out candy to trick-or-treaters...if we get any. Part of me hopes we'll have tons since I love seeing all the costumes AND because if we don't get enough of the little squirts, I'll eat too much Halloween candy. The other part of me hopes to be able to eat all, or at least a good portion, of the Halloween candy. *sigh*

Here are some pictures:

The first pumpkin is my creation and the second is Steve's. For someone who has only carved two pumpkins since he was 8, he does a really good job...especially at the cleaning out of the pumpkin.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and stays safe and warm!


Cardine said...

Ah, those were great costume ideas, but I think you ultimately decided on the best one!

I like the pumpkins. The have real character, and I bet they'll look great with candles in them!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I didn't make the connection with "Bee" when you told me about the hockey idea. That's great!!

I hope you get trick-or-treaters!

Mellissa said...

I truly love the crying pumpkin! Steve did a great job carving!

You're so good to still dress up. I think if I had more time, and more money, I'd be more willing to get into the whole costume thing. Honestly, if I could get a costume for Mary Poppins, the part where they drop into the chalk pavement picture with her big, white, twirly dress, I would do it in a heartbeat.

I hear you on eating the candy. Ben and I always pilfer the kids' stash after they go to bed. They never know!

julie said...

Cardine, you know, we actually forgot to light our jack-o-lanterns! I couldn't believe it this morning when I remembered that we had forgotten. Ah well. We didn't get a single trick-o-treater, so no one noticed our lack of lighting. What did you do for Halloween?

Sarah, I actually didn't think of the Bees fan idea until late Sunday night, until then I could only think of the hockey fan idea. I was just happy he dressed up and especially happy that I was able to spend the evening with my Bees fan.

Missy, I come up with a different costume once every 5-6 years, so it's really easy to dress up - I already have everything I need! And, it's easy for me because I don't have to come up with costumes for three kids as well (just my big Kid). I think that Mary Poppins costume would be AWESOME! I hope someday you're able to find one.

No trick-or-treaters = lots of candy for me to eat. So, I brought whatever I didn't eat (I controlled myself fairly well) to work so the students can have a little treat when they come to see the doctors. Well...that was the idea but I left the bag of candy in my car, so I'll have it on my hands for one more day. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Ha! So, I just realized the Bees are baseball, not hockey! I guess I wasn't really paying attention... and haven't been paying attention for... ever... regarding sports, I suppose. :)

Good luck with the candy! I brought some extra stuff to work with me today, too. But, I think I'm the only one eating it.