Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pumpkin Day at the Byrd House

We have had a very fun week celebrating Pumpkin day yesterday, aka Halloween. We love Halloween and all the fun dress-up play we get to do. The kid's school usually picks a theme that the kids can dress up to. This year is was your favorite G rated Disney character.

The teachers dressed up like characters from 101 Dalmatians. My brother and sister are there in the photo.
Pumpkin day a

The kids just loved it especially Cruella. She works in the library. She was fabulous!

Pumpkin day b

My children dressed up as ... Walt Disney (Joe's idea including a Sharpe mustache), Brier Rose (sleeping beauty), Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Ridding Hood, and Jeb is simply himself (he dressed up as a Robot on Wednesday and wouldn't wear it again).

We also did the traditional pumpkin carving.

Pumpkin day 1
We planned out our pumpkin faces,

Pumpkin day 2
drew them on the pumpkins,

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had dad carve them out, or ....

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carved them ourselves.
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Then we took them outside and lit them up with candles.

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Instead of going Trick-or-Treating which is pointless when you live in the middle of no where, we stayed home and had some family fun. Joe built us a fire and we roasted Weenies and marshmallows. We tried to make biscuits to wrap around the hot dogs but they turned out nasty. So the dog ate the biscuits instead and we ate the hot dogs.

Pumpkin day h
Joe made roasting sticks for everyone. Thank you go for having such good camping out skills. hee hee

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Toshi came over to check it all out and helped Hannah and JEB make sure the fire had plenty twigs, grass and such to keep burning well. No campfire can burn properly if little kids aren't throwing junk on it all the time.

Pumpkin day d
Jeddie simply bunt his biscuit rapped hot dog. It turned out ok though. He peeled off the charred biscuit and ate the warm hot dog inside. :o)

Pumpkin day g

Pumpkin day c
Sorry I couldn't resist the hat. I just love this little hat. He wore it all day yesterday. It was a treat from Vea for being so good at the store while we looked at kitchen cabinets with mom. She made it from a pattern she got off Etsy. It is fabulous for Jeddies poo bald little head and he is so stinkin' cute in it!

Last we came home and made traditional popcorn balls.

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We went to our neighbor's house and delivered some of these to celebrate the day. Popcorn balls are my all time favorite Halloween treat, well that or sugar cookies with orange frosting and candy corns.
I hope you have enjoyed fall as much as our family did. Now on to Thanks Giving! My next favorite holiday!


simple~needs said...

now that looks like a wonderful time!!!! i love the costumes. right now, those popcorn balls sound really good. :)

angeliclenore said...

Holy Moly! Who was that skinny minny carving pumpkins? You say it's Bryan but, HOLY MOLY!! Way to go Bryan! You deserved the biggest loser title!

And I love the peek-a-boo Jeddie with the popcorn ball! ;)

Marylois said...

Whoa! Bryan sure has thinned down!

everythingquilts said...

You have some real cuties. Looks like a wonderful way to spend Halloween with the family.

Sam said...

Wow, it sounds as though you had a just fabulous time!! Love the pumpkins and love that little hat too!

Yarni Gras! said...

what a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL day and evening you had. Just puts a smile on my face. I can't remember the last time I had a popcorn ball! I may need to go look up an recipe for them!
Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Michelle Palmer said...

Your posts are always wonderful! Love how they were all dressed up as 101 Dalmations! Made me giggle...your kids look great & especially LOVE the wee hat~

Thanks for the smiles...

Hoodie said...

I love love your five kids picture!
What a great picture!

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