"Smell my feet!!!!" (Don't ask where Tab learned that from... it only serves to enfuriate Jenny.
Our Halloween festivities began a few days before the big scary day with pumpkin carving. Benny was freaked out and WOULD NOT stick his hand into the "kucky" pumpkin to clean it out.
Tab, on the other hand, was eager to get his hands dirty. (Not to mention the entire dining room too!)
Here is Jason "encouraging" Benton to put his hand into the opened pumpkin to remove the guts.
Jenny and the "Cheesers" going to town on Mr. Pumpkinhead.
The finished products and their proud sculptors.
Next on our Halloween activities list was the ward Halloween party. Here are the kids in the costumes that Jenny made for them. Tab was a pirate, Benton was a prince, and Paisley was decked out in bats and foofies.
Ladies and gentlemen... In the flesh... Captain Slobs!
And, next up the handsome prince:
And last but never least, the little miss:
The ward halloween party was a great time. The kids loved the candy almost as much as mommy and daddy. Poor Paisley fell asleep while awaiting her second-hand sugar rush.
The highlight of the night for Jenny was that the boys won the "Best couple" award for their costumes that Jenny had made. That woman is talented... The boys spent the remainder of the evening playing with their prize beach balls.
On halloween day we "broke on through to the other side" of Michigan to spend Halloween day with the Guymons. It was awesome to hang out with them and catch up. While there, we visited an orchard that had an outdoor playground of sorts. The kids loved playing in the wooden train.
Here is the conductor of the "loco"motive:
The Guymons won the "man of the mountain" competition. Burly...
Here are the Guymons tearing up the zip-line.
When they got a few minutes to themselves, Sara and Jenny returned to their normal conspiratory habits. That is one sexy tractor, Benny! (He saw this thing and went berserk. Benny is enamored by anything "tractor!"
Way to work the camera Benton.
Jenny snuggling Miss Paisley.
More zipline action.
This was a cool goat feeder at the orchard. It is a little cup and pulley to bring food to the goat on the roof. The kiddos thought it was cool.
Here is Little Miss Bekah lounging around in the hay bale maze.
The cold finally won us over. (It was, after all, near freezing and we spent hours outside.) Benny was one of the first to throw in the towel and ask to be inside Daddy's down vest.
Next, we warmed up with some hot chocolate, ran home, ate some food, and hit the frigid outdoors again for some trick or treating. Here is Benny showing off his evening's spoils. (I see a few things in there that were mine shortly after he went to sleep! Thank you Benny!)
Also, a HUGE thanks to the Guymons for their hospitality. It is always awesome to hang out with them. We miss having them just around the corner and will always be able to find room for them nearby if they are willing.
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