Saturday, November 03, 2007

Happy Haloweeeeeen!

Do any of you remember the particular voice of some sort of scary witch or something that screeched those words whenever you walked past at the mall? I do.

We had a Harvest party at our church on Wednesday and invited the neighborhood. it was good and we did have neighbors come. We had a bounce house, an apple cider press which made delicious cider, a maze, glow in the dark water game, trike races, bobbing for apples, fishing, corn toss, tractor racing(kind of like at the fair with the water shooting and the horses racing along a board...), pumpkin smashing, seed spitting, freshly fried doughnuts, finding candy ina whole bunch of hay, and some chili and corn bread for dinner. Did I forget to mention there was a friendly photographer at the front door taking pictures of everyone in front of a cute little barn scene?
Well, my kids were actually able to borrow costumes from friends . Aiden started off as a gorilla and ended up as spider man when he got too hot. Emma was a Barbie cheerleader. Izzy was an dancing elephant and then took off her tutu making her a plain ol' elephant. Ben and I were both farmers. Good times, rotten teeth!

11 comments:

sarah said...

Ben looks a bit like the bug at the beginning of men in black.

Eric & Tara said...

Edgar?


The kids look hilarious! Izzies face is priceless. And Aiden in that pic sums up his personality...I don't know exactly what that summed up word would be but the pic says it all.
Remember when I only want to be a cheerleader ever year for Haloween? I secretly hope Emma does that.

Chezam said...

A dancing elephant. This is going to make me laugh for about a week whenever I think of it. :)

arwen said...

you and your 10' tall husband make me laugh :)

Rizzle said...

I'm pretty sure that Ben didn't dress up. I think that's what he wears all the time.
Secondly, did anyone from the neighborhood show up? How exciting!
Thirdly, it's such a huge coincidence that I also was a dancing elephant for Halloween!

Ben said...

For the record, Ryan, while it appears that my Halloween outfit would be a normal get-up for me (I have grown to love plaid shirts with rhinestones), you should look carefully and notice that I am wearing over-alls (which I haven't loved ever since they stopped being popular after my 7th grade year).

The problem was that when my wife purchased the over-alls she refused to pay attention to the pant size. I wear a 34/34 and the over-alls she bought were 34/30. This created a serious high-water effect which by itself would have added something special to the farmer motif. However, it also created a serious crotch crease that left nothing to the imagination (if you know what I mean). If I was going to an adult party or a family get-together I would have risked it. Instead, I was standing at our church doors welcoming people from our community to our wonderful Harvest Party.

I would've had to say something like, "Welcome to our Harvest Party! Please try not to pay attention to my mid-section and in case you're wondering, I'm not a pervert, my wife just bought over-alls that were too short."

It would have allowed me to quote Burgundy, though..."Don't act like you're not impressed!" Now that I think about it, I regret not having the straps buttoned.

Jen said...

Let me just say - I was shopping at the Salvation Army! How many pairs of overalls do you think they're gonna have? It's not like we're in Texas or something and there's a plethora of overalls donated. There was uno pair of overalls which happened to be heck-a-nice and it is not my fault that you're 10 feet tall. Maybe you should just stop thinking about your crotch and donate those nice overalls to someone without pants! Think about other people for a change!

ben said...

For the record, I was thinking about other people. That's why I didn't buckle up the over-all straps. Secondly, I didn't know you had forgotten that pants have a little thing called a tag!

Jen said...

You're right. You should have gone pantsless. The pantsless farmer. How dare I clothe you! Ungrateful!

Ben said...

What's pantsless? Did you mean pantless? It's funny we're 50 feet apart in two different rooms posting on the same blog.

Jen said...

Doesn't pantless sound like it's only one leg?

Too bad for Ben and I. This is our only way to communicate... Poor, poor marriage.