Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Time, Finally

It's Halloween, like you needed a reminder.

Well, actually if you don't have little ones you might. But I do remember having to run out and get candy every year around this time, usually on Oct. 30, to prepare for the 31st.

Anyway, I'm going to take you back here a couple of years with some pictures and a video, plus I have a bonus video at the end that I think you'll enjoy.

First, here's Halloween from 2007:

That is probably one of my favorite pictures, probably ever. It was one of the first times that I thought I didn't look half bad in a picture. This was at the tail end of my weight loss journey and I felt so great in that vest. I'll have to post a picture of me wearing a similar outfit just four years before that. Yowzer!

Anyway, that year the girls were a princess and a dog. In 2008 they were...

Rosetta and Cinderella. Quick pixie lesson: Rosetta is a fairy, like Tinkerbell. Rosetta and Tinkerbell both live in Pixie Hollow, and live there with several other fairies. Yvie took an instant liking to Rosetta. She's even met her.

And this is in Pixie Hollow to boot.

This year the girls are a witch and Jasmine. You'll have to wait for pics - we hope the girls are up for some trick-or-treating tonight. Before they started to get sick, we visited a pumpkin patch.

Can you believe I just noticed right now as I was posting the picture on here that Kennedy's shirt said something? I'm not the most observant dad, apparently. I hope to have some pictures of their costumes up soon, but we'll see how the day plays out.

Anyway, on the videos. I'm not sure if I've posted this video on here before or not - I don't think I have. But it's a Halloween video from a couple of years ago, 2007 to be precise. The girls are much younger then of course. We had a can of Candy Corn Soda which a friend of mine had given me so instead of just trying it out, we decided to have a little taste test on video.

So we took shots of Candy Corn Soda.

Well, this last video is not mine but it creeped me out. Anyway, if you watch it, you will get scared so don't do something dumb and have your young child next to you while you watch this because then she might start to instantly cry as you fumble for the mute button in a futile attempt to ease the pain... sorry, Kenna.

Again, you will get scared, so don't say I didn't warn you. But you have to watch it. You just have to.


5thsister said...

oooh, saw that scary MJ video on FB. A must see!

Your daughters are absolutely adorable! I enjoyed watching the taste test video.

And that favorite photo of yours? It really is a great family pic!

Happy Trick or Treating to the girls!

Jephy's Mom said...


Who comes up with those ideas? The Jackson video, I mean.

I love to seeing the little ones in costumes. Soooo cute.

thrasherswife said...

Ok, thank goodness my coffee was sitting infront of me and not in my hands, cause I jumped a million miles high!! Good one, LB - Happy Halloween, have a great time with the girls tonight!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I can't wait to see pics of tonight's costumes, have a safe and happy Halloween!!

Christy said...

CREEPY! (The MJ video, not your pics)

Happy Halloween and thanks for the good trail run advice for Ragnar.

Lissaloo said...

My girls are so jealous of the picture with Rosetta the fairy! Happy Halloween!! :)

Raoulysgirl said...

My cousin (who is a funeral director/mortician...strange boy) got me with the MJ on FB.

Loved the candy corn soda taste test. "Kids love anything that's sweet...even if it has a crappy aftertaste." You should have done the commercial!!!

Willoughby said...

Great pictures from Halloweens past. And the taste test video? Priceless!

I had a hunch I knew where the MJ video was headed, but I watched it anyway. Yes, I did jump out of my seat. My husband and I keep wondering when they will start reporting MJ sightings like they did with Elvis.

Have a great Halloween!