Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

So the last 2 days have been full of Halloween festivities at our house. Yesterday Gabe had his preschool Halloween party. He was so excited about puttting his costume on, having his party and going trick or treating with his friends in class. Several kids didn't make it to the party for one reason or another, but Gabe was still excited and had a lot of fun.

As you can see in the picture though - Hunter was less-than-thrilled to leave Gabe at preschool. Hunter has been catching on to Gabe having fun without him. Earlier this week I was dropping Gabe off at a friend's house to play. On the way to his friend's house Gabe was trying to convince me to let Hunter go play too. He said, "But Mom - Hunter will be so sad if I go play without him. He will cry and cry if he can't come play too." I told him that Hunter wouldn't even notice it. However, the second we got to the door and Gabe got out of our wagon Hunter did just that - he started crying and cried until I took him home and put him down for his nap. He did it again today and was sad that he couldn't go to Gabe's other play-date. So my sweet friend offered for Hunter to come play too - so Hunter had his first play-date and loved it!

Tonight was the official Halloween celebrations. Gabe was just dying to get out to go trick-or-treating, so we were some of the first in the neighborhood. There were certain people that Gabe was excited to go see, so we rode the ranger around the neighborhood to go see some of our friends. Then one of our old neighbors came by with their little boy Garrett who is a few months older than Gabe. They had gone trick-or-treating together last fall, so Gabe had planned on going with Garrett this year too. When they came by we got a laugh out of the cute costume Garrett was wearing - another Buzz Lightyear. Gabe's other friend Noah was going to dress up as Woody (from Toy Story also) - but didn't want to wear a costume - we got a cute couple of pictures with the boys still though.

Now I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween - the gore really gets to me. But to see the boys enjoy it this year, and have fun with going to people's houses and wear their cute costumes - it was worth it. Now if we could keep them wearing cute costumes from here out - we'd be good :)

Hope all of your Halloween celebrations were fabulous, your bags full of yummy chocolate, and your halloween face make up washable.


The Mullen Family said...

So Cute. Love you Gabe. Kisses back at ya

The Rhiens said...

Hope your had a good night, too, Gabe. (insert Nana and Papa giving you kisses back).

We had a surprise visit from Taylor and went trunk or treating with her at the church. Looks like you have had LOTS of fun these past few days. We love you all to infinity and beyond.

Nana and Papa

Anonymous said...

Yummm, Gabe Airkisses. What a great way to start a crummy Saturday at work. Loved the update. Cheers, Sandra

Alicia & Justin Clark said...

Cute Cute! Looks like fun. Love you guys

Jesse and Ashley Packer said...

I found your blog. Your boys are too cute. You guys seem so happy. I am glad that everything is well with you. We wish you were still close. We miss doing things with you guys. Let us know the next time you are up this way. Take care.

April said...

oh Joanna! That picture of Hunter makes my heart hurt! Poor little brother.