Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Fun Night

My three boys and I had so much fun last night. We met up with some of our closest friends for some trick-or-treating. This is the first time Tristan has been trick-or-treating since he was seven months old (when we basically just carted him around to show how cute he was in his costume). Every year, we've stuck with fall festivals, but this year, we decided to do something different. We decided to see what it was like to trick-or-treat, so we went walking around the neighborhood behind us, where many of our friends live...the neighborhood is HUGE and is Halloween central. Seriously, some houses we had to avoid! I mean, chainsaws? SO uneccessary. Tristan knows we don't participate with the evil stuff. Ok, back to the subject...

Here are some shots from last night. Thanks, Rachel, for sharing the pictures you took!!!

Asher's new costume was too small, so we had to go with last year's chicken costume. It was a little small but did the job. And yes, I know chickens are girls. Let's pretend he was a rooster.
Tristan was Iron Man. He wore the mask for about 30 minutes, then it was gone. It's just too hard to see (and breathe) through it.
And then there's sweet baby Noah. He is the adorable little monkey. What a doll!I love these girls! Rachel is here visiting from Aman, Jordan, where she and her husband are missionaries. I am enjoying all the time I am able to spend with her, her sweet baby, Noah, and her husband, Nathan.
And of course, my sweet friend, Karen. She didn't get to navigate the neighborhood with us because she had a sore throat and is pregnant. She didn't want to make it worse, so she stayed home until we were done. Isn't she adorable?! If only we could all be blessed with such a tiny belly when expecting. Yeah, she's halfway through her pregnancy and looks the way I look at nine weeks!This is Karen's husband, Jon. He's wearing his "costume", some random glasses he found in his pocket. He was quite proud of them. :) Jon, you're not the best at costumes, but we love you anyway!
Jon was so helpful last night, and despite not having a child yet, he trick-or-treated like a pro!Another shot of Channing, Jon, and the boys, minus Jon's fabulous costume. :)Our family shot of the night. I am SO incredibly blessed!At the end of the night, we returned to Jon and Karen's house to meet up with some more friends and to head out for some yummy Mexican food. Before we left, Rachel got this super sweet shot of Asher with Noah. Asher was so enamored with the "babia". He's a little "babia" crazy right now.We missed Ashley, David, and the boys but were all impressed that Timothy only wanted to spend time with family. How sweet is that?!

Thanks, guys, for a super fun night! I love ya'll!!!


Amy said...

Such precious children!
I SO enjoy your get me pumped up. I commented on the "I have to say this" post.

holly said...

yeah, alex only kept his clone trooper mask on for 5 minutes...wish he would've kept it on longer bc he was running up to a house in the dark and ran into a tree limb. His eye got all cut up, and we ended up in the ER fighting with the DR. about tetanus fun!

annieck said...

Thanks, Amy!
Holly, that's terrible. Poor guy!

Donna said...

Precious pics! I loved the movie Iron Man! Yay Tristan! And, girl animal or not, Asher is an adorable chicken!!! Glad you got to "really" trick or treat!

The Greenfields said...

we had a great time! i love the last pic of asher and noah- look at their little cheeks- MADE FOR KISSING UP!!!

Karen said...

We just LOVE your family and enjoy every second we get to spend with you guys!!

The Hairston's said...

Looks like so much fun! Your little Iron Man and rooster are looked so cute!!