Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkins & Costumes!

I'm happy to report that we have been having to much fun lately! A couple of week ago, Lynn brought pumpkins over and we all embarked on the pumpkin carving tradition. Greg and Lynn (The A Team) actually did the carving, while Josh separated pumpkin seeds and I watched Nathan and/or snapped pictures. Here are a couple of snapshots from the night.

On Friday, the Norton kids planned a 'surprise' costume party at their parents, who have been back from Africa for only a week. So we all dressed up but before we headed to Gary & Elaine's for the big surprise, Nathan walked down to our neighbors, the Lennen's, to do his first 'trick or treat'. Except he was so intrigued by the swirl of activity around him, all the kids in costumes, that he didn't want to hold his little basket.

I happen to catch the next picture as we were walking away, it just strikes me as funny...
Later at the Norton's; Dave, the Toast & Mari, the Egg were the masterminds of the big surprise. Mari is 9 mos pregnant and they cleverly disguised her belly as the Egg Yolk - to clever! Dave and Mari even planned costumes for Gary & Elaine since this was a surprise after all! Here is Gary & Elaine as Cowboy & Indian...too cute!

I dressed up as a 'Frazzled Working Mom' and Greg dressed as a 'Carefree uh..Minority Landscaper' to put it pollitically correct. However, my costume blended pretty well into a Sarah Palin look-a-like!
Nathan's costume was my favorite though, he was a fierce lion...ok he wasn't that fierce but he was super cute!

Josh was a...a...I'm not sure what Josh's costume was, a green swamp monster?

Later, Dave put on Gary's costume, it was to much fun for one night!