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Monday, October 29, 2007

Trunk or Treat

Here are the carnival pictures from Trunk or Treat..... didn't take any out side actually getting treats from the trunks.

David and Troy -- I'd just told David, he'd dressed up as a looser in that shirt! Pooooor Bobcats! I'm a Griz fan and he bought this shirt to bug me and other friends who are Griz fans. He also bought a Griz shirt, but tends to wear this one more often-- gets a rise out more people... I wasn't the only one to tell him he was dressed as a looser! He then asked his wife for a glass of water to pour on me and my camera--- nice friends I've got, huh?Robby got some stubble for his pirate costume.Hannah Montana {aka Shantel} and Tigger {aka Heather - married to David}.Savanna and EmmaLece get some face painting done.

The jester {aka Cody}.
Spiderman {aka Scott} gives Dora a hug.Shantel tries out the doughnut eating contest. No hands, but you can use your shoulders.It looked so fun, I had to challenge these two .......Sorry ladies, I win! You had to have the whole thing in your mouth to win, I couldn't breathe cause I stuffed in {as you can tell from the picture!}.Savanna competes against her sister.Time for the pinata! The young women made this bat out of a milk jug and papiermache` wings, it was pretty strong. I think all the kids got to take a whack at it.Savanna takes her turn.Cody was the first to actually get 3 good whacks on the jug. Finally the young women's president broke it open -- But I think she was cheating ... her head was tilted up so as to see just where the jug was.
The fight over I mean rush for the candy!
There was also 'booling' in the hall. EmmaLece knocked these over on her first throw... this is the action shot of her second attempt.
Scott and David.

Shantel and I -- Self portrait. All in all it was a fun evening. There were some nicely decorated trunks out in the parking lot and a prize for the spookiest. What a mess there was to clean up inside afterwards! It fell on our turn to clean the church! Thankfully there were others who also stayed and we had it done and headed home by a little after 9 pm.


Matchbox Mom said...

ahhh!! That looks like fun!
Our trunk or treat is tomorrow! Can't wait!
Your little family looks so good! Love the Hannah Montana costume, that's very clever.


carrie & troy keiser said...

Matchbox- Thanks, we had the dress in our dress-up stash and grandpa got the wig. Have a good time at trunk or treat and take pix! :-)

smithfam said...

Looks like so much fun. We missed our Trunk or Treat this year. Bummer!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Smithfam- That is a bummer :(

Holly said...

It looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun!! Loved the donut eating contest; such a great idea.

Kami said...

Hi Carrie, it was fun to read about you and your family. How did you and Kate get hooked up? Thanks for visiting my blogg, it was so fun to get comments!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Holly- it sure was! goodfood, good people and candy what else do ya need?! :-)
Cynthia- It was lots a fun.. the doughnuts were homemade and they were yummy! :D
Kami-I found kate through her comments on someone's blog -- it's how I found everyone or how they found me. Like I said, blogging is addicting! :-)

Anonymous said...

That looks like fun, and it looks like you had some great costumes!

Brooke said...

What fun! I love all the fun games you all played. Our last ward did a little carnival inside and it was a blast. The ward we're in now only does a parade of costumes and then the trunk-or-treating...in daylight! Bummer! But still fun!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Lauren- It is a lot of safe fun. We had fun creating and putting together the costumes.
Brooke- yeah I checked out your pix of trunk or treating. Bummer you don't do the carnival .... we also did a simple dinner this year. I still take my kids trick and treating ... I think because I never got to go when I was a kid. :-)

Sherri said...

Wow..what a great evening!!!
Our church has its carnival on Halloween night, but we never go to it. We used to do the church carnival until we took the kids trick or treating one night. They have been hooked since then. We will go to Jeff's brother's neighborhood and trick or treat with them. We had a great time last year!!!

angie said...

Looks like a really fun evening. We just had our trunk or treat as well.....cute costumes!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Sherri- Since the trunk or treat is not often on Halloween, we go trick and treating too. then we can wear the costumes more than once.
Angie- Thanks... so ya posting pix of yours?

Andrea said...

I bet it was a blast! I can hardly wait for Tree Faerie to be old enough to enjoy this type of thing! We're just going to pass out candy tomorrow night.

Keeley said...

Hahaha, what great pictures. =) Your trunk or treat looked like a hoot.

And did you clone yourself when you had your daughter?

carrie & troy keiser said...

Andrea- yeah it is fun and when she gets a little bigger you'll have a blast! I think Cody was 3 and Shantel almost 2 when we took them for the first time.
Keeley- we are such a amall ward that it's like a big family get together and we just all have fun! Yeah, I guess Shantel is a mini-me, huh?! :-)

KATE said...

How fun! I LOVE Trunk or Treats!! You ROCK on the donut contest. Right on sista!

Anonymous said...

i love it.

i also love it how the chapels all look practically the same no matter what state you are in. we are so blessed. happy halloween, kathleen :)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kate- Thanks! We always have fun trunkin' treatin'!
Greatful- Isn't that cool how you can spot an LDS church with ease?!
Hope you both had a wonderful Halloween! :D

Anonymous said...

hi carrie,
yes it is cool. it is comforting to me, too. i feel so at home. i am grateful to have been blessed with this since that turning point week in may 2005 when i chose this. you got me thinking about this. what can i say, kathleen