Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Halloween Low Down

AKA: The Recap and Picture Overload

Ah… the days keep getting away from me. Each year I want to post our Halloween pictures but that is always slighted by our anniversary. These past few days were fun, filled with all things pumpkin and candy.

As in all years past, the boys were super excited to carve pumpkins only to have that excitement fizzle about five minutes into the process. They started out strong and interested.

Man, I love those hand dimples.


And round cheeks.



Mr. Dunbar, of course, finished off the pumpkin.

One pumpkin carved.

The other two well, perhaps next year we’ll carve multiple pumpkins. IMG_3306

Part Two: The Parade

Bogie’s pre-school did not do a “Halloween Parade” instead it was a Community Helpers Parade. And since he is adamant that he is going to be “the police” when he grows up, that’s exactly what he dressed up as. He looked like a New York City traffic cop and he was proud as punch.


The Grandma’s came to watch the parade.


Part Three: Classroom Crafts

I went to help out with crafts in Monkey’s class. It’s still very surreal to be on this side of the whole classroom and parent teacher thing. Monkey’s teacher rocks though, she teaches just like I did and she loves (standards-based) crafts. IMG_3480IMG_3481IMG_3485IMG_3486IMG_3489

Part Four: The Neighborhood


Part Five: Trunk N Treat

Our church does a phenomenal job of TrunkNTreating. The cars and people are decked out, all in good fun. There are no scary, spooky, dark side cars. Which I love and its so fun for the kids. We Treated down one row of cars and then my boys wanted to go play games and bounce.


Nerf guns and large pumpkins? Love at first sight for my boys.IMG_3559IMG_3562IMG_3563IMG_3566

Fierce faces? Scary faces?


Confused face?



Cool skateboard. IMG_3589

And we called it a night.

Wow it was a busy day.

And now its November, so we’re moving on.

~mrs. dunbar


Janna said...

Oh my gosh, I could just eat up that little hot dog! I couldn't wait to see your Halloween pics - I knew they'd be adorable!

jen@odbt said...

Your costumes are so cute! We did not carve pumpkins this year :( Can't believe is it November?!?!

Lori said...

I just got around to posting my Halloween pictures today too, so you aren't alone. (o:

The boys look like they had a great time and a lot of fun. I too am having a strange feeling being the parent and not the teacher in the classrooms

Megan said...

LOVE your lil hot dog and Ninja Turtles! My boy would love those costumes! I have never been to a Trunk or Treat, so enjoyed seeing your pictures. How cool that people dress up their cars! Happy November!

Sarah said...

HAHA..awesome photos! Can you believe it's November and nearly Christmas? Love this time of the year though as for us AUssies the weather is warming up! :)

Nicolle said...

Oh goodness, I smiled because Boyd has those hand dimples too, and I look at them all the time and hope I never forget how darn cute they are!

I love each and every picture here. What a fun re-cap.

Mrs. C... said...

Looks like you had a blast. The pictures really are great!