Saturday, October 31, 2009


For FHE on Monday we decided to carve a pumpkin.  We let the kids draw whatever face they wanted, and not try to make it "better" for them.  We just carved them how they drew them.  We used one pumpkin to save on clean-up, and carved 3 sides of it...worked out pretty well.

This was Logan's side of the pumpkin.

This was Landon's side.

Marlee's side was just a bunch of scribbles, a little too hard to carve, so I thought she'd like a simple star. :)

They were all very proud of their pumpkin!

And here are pics of the kids right before we left for Trunk-or-Treat tonight.  I made the kids' robes and scarves when we were in Prescott for fall break.  It's always nice to have Mom McB close by for tips on sewing!  Overall, I think they turned out well, and people were able to figure out who they were at the ward party, so that's always a good thing. :)

Marlee as Hermione Granger

Landon as Ron Weasley

Logan as Harry Potter

The three best friends ready to cast their spells!  Landon had fun telling people at Trunk or Treat to "give me your candy or I'll cast a spell on you!"  He thought he was hilarious. :)

Someone asked if I had a hard time getting them all to want to be Harry Potter characters.  Logan and Landon were happy about it, but Marlee wanted to be Snow White.  Unfortunately, her Snow White costume is 2 sizes too small, and is undone at some seams, so we told her she had to be Hermione this year.  She didn't throw a fit or cry or anything...and once she saw the boys in their costumes, she was excited to get into hers.  So they all had a good time.  I almost forgot about Masen!  We put him in some Phoenix Suns warm up pants and jacket and drew a goatee/mustache on his face....he was a Suns player.  But darn it, we didn't take a picture!  Duh, I can't believe we forgot.  Oh well.  Happy Halloween!!


Amanda Morgan said...

SO cute! Way to go on the costumes! I had to laugh about the missing baby. Sometimes I think they become almost another appendage. Now and then I find myself thinking, oh yah, where's the baby? Only to realize I have him in my backpack or something!

Suzi said...

I love the costumes and your kids look perfect in them. How original and creative of you. Harry Potter rocks! :)

NamaMcB said...

I love the three-sided pumpkin!!! How clever!!!Poor little Masen. Guess you could dress him up again and take his p[icture. No one would know the difference!!hahaha

Amy & Leland Sherwood said...

Nettie, You are soo crafty in so many different way. I love the pumpkin and costumes! I hope you guys had a great halloween! But not to much candy! I miss you!

Brooke Colvin said...

Love the costumes and pumpkin. That is smart to use 3 different sides of it. They looked so cute on Saturday!

Cami and Phil said...

I think your kids totally stole the show at the trunk or treat!

collette said...

They look so good! You did great on the costumes. I love the idea of carving each side on a pumpkin.

Erin said...

I love your pumpkin idea. Very nice. I'm going to do that with Nate next year. Just let him go to town. Also, love the costumes. I especially love Landon's hair.

Corie said...

You did a great job on the costumes! Looks like you had a wonderful Halloween!

Diane said...

Awesome costumes! I'm reading Prisoner of Azkaban to Brandon right now. We love our one-on-one time each night reading the Harry Potter books.