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Thursday, November 1, 2007

All Hallows Eve

It was crazy hair day at school and I woke up to this nice do. Good thing it was also Halloween! Cody just worked into his costume.
Here we are ready for trick or treating... after tearing through the masses of costume makings, we have: Hanna Montana, Greek Goddess, the Jester, Pippi Longstockings {thanks to the pix of Steph's blog}, a pirate, Spiderwitch, and Spiderman. Troy doesn't dress-up... he said he was an undercover detective ... ie, he wore jeans and a t-shirt!
First stop was Grandma and Grandpa's.We trick or treated a fairly good sized area and then went to see Heather. One of our last stops was our favorite Pirate, Laura. She does a whole pirate scene out front and Scott is scared of it. He walked back out to the suburban with his face covered and Troy running interference between the pirate skeletons and Scott. Poor kid!
The haul! Scott fell asleep in the car and missed seeing how much candy we got for our efforts.
It was a fun night and the kids were pretty good only a few fights over who got to ring the bell... we had to make the boys be last cause they were pushing up in front Scott and EmmaLece.

18 comments:

Holly said...

Great costumes and quite a stash of candy. Wow!

KATE said...

Holy Cow, look at all that Candy! I love the costumes. Good job!! You have cute kids!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Holly and Kate- there is a plus to having a few more kids.... more candy on Halloween! :D Thanks they mostly dressed themselves. I like to go to the stores after Halloween and get the deals on the costumes and to places like The Attic (similar to DI) to build the dress-up box.

angie said...

Great costumes. I'm so GLAD it's over! :)

hotmamabeads said...

Thanks for your sweet comments, I'm glad that you finally came out! It looks like you had a crazyfun Halloween! What a cute family!

Melissa M. said...

Holy Cow is right! :) I do the same thing go to the store and get next years costumes 50-75% off!!! I love a good deal! :)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Angie- Yes it can be too much. That is definatly how Troy feels about almost anything!
Hotmama- Yup, Thanks ... feels good to not be a lurker! :D
Melissa- Good deal rock! Hey look ya got a profile picture! :D

Dancin Queen said...

Holy cow that's a lot of candy! Gotta love falling asleep in the car though.

Sherri said...

It looks like making the costumes was half the fun :)!!! Everyone looks great!
Don't you just love pouring all the candy out!?!

carrie & troy keiser said...

DQ- worth it to have a half dozen kids!:D I carried Scott in set him in a chair, we dumped, sorted and ate candy, then I took his coat and shoes off and carried him up to bed -- he never woke up til about 8:45 this am! Gotta love falling asleep in the car! :D
Sherri- We always have fun dressing up! I would have to say yes I do love to pour it all out and see the take! :D

Cynthia said...

Amazing stash of candy! Everyone looks so good in their costumes.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cynthia- Thanks! I think we may still have some of the nastier stuff around at Easter! :D We all had such a good time dressing up!

Vonda said...

Big families, lots of candy! Yay! Love the costumes.

Andrea said...

That's quite a candy haul! Do you actually let them eat all of it (i.e. until it runs out or only the bad stuff is left)?

Cecily R said...

Gracie has started making things out of her candy. I imagine your kids would make candy statues too...

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

way cool. glad you all had fun. i especially like the wild hair do that goes about a foot length out each side of her head. funny! kathleen

carrie & troy keiser said...

HEy thanks everyone. We had a blast on HAlloween. We eat all the good dtuff and end up throwing out the yuky stuff about Feb!

Steph said...

What cute kids in their cute costumes! What a stash of candy!
And by the way, pippi's hair ROCKS! Glad to be and idea giver, thanks for the linky love!
Hope your computer gets home from the Dr. soon.