Happy Halloween

What a great day! The best costume all day? Our local Christian radio channel dressed up as a Christmas station for the day. Very creative. Although it was a bit odd to listen to Christmas music on Halloween.

heading to church

As we head to church for the Harvest Carnival, Daniel worries about proper Cape Etiquette.

Has anyone else pulled out Christmas cds yet? Tim and my brother, Thom, usually have a race to see who can start listening to Christmas music the earliest. Our competitive spirit reveals itself in strange ways.

Although the children could have dressed up very convincingly as college students, they chose something else for tonight’s Harvest Carnival.

college kids

My friend Jodi surprised us with a bag of William and Mary t-shirts. Five shirts, all different! What a fun reunion gift.

Joshua and David went as Civil War soldiers. Ask Joshua how many years he’s donned some version of this costume for Halloween.

david's soldier pose

brothers in arms

Sarah was beautiful in a Belle costume. Rachel went as a black kitty and Daniel dressed in a Zorro type costume. Rachel wasn’t sure about being a cat this year but David convinced her.

“Rachel, you look so cute as a kitty. I love it when you dress up like a kitten.”

Who could resist those sweet words from a little brother?


The church carnival was a great success. Tim was one of the photographers – the church mails out each group a family photo and an invitation to attend one of our services. Joshua worked at a Clothes Pin Drop booth while Rachel helped deliver candy and took over games as necessary. The younger children mainly went around gathering treats.

let's go get some candy

Gathering energy before hitting the game (aka candy) booths.

The children had a fun time at the carnival. Rachel and Daniel went out and did some trick or treating along our street after the church party. Tim had David and Sarah help him deliver candy to the trick or treaters who came to our house.

A busy Halloween.
Project 365 – Day 304 (Notice we are racing to the end of Project 365)

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8 thoughts on “Happy Halloween”

  1. Looks like a fabulous evening. I do not know if I should let our kids read this one. Halloween passed relatively unnoticed around here, although the kids did remember in time to ask for a piece of candy, even though it was only Wednesday! They have not totally missed out on dress up though, a couple of weeks back was spirit week at school, with some fun dress up options throughout the week.
    Yeah for Church Harvest Parties!

  2. So cute! I especially love the Civil War soldiers. And what a great idea to mail families who visited a photo and invitation! I’m going to pass that idea along! :)

  3. P.S. Christmas music…. My girl Mandisa just released four songs off her Christmas album, so I bought them on itunes yesterday and listened to Christmas music all day long. :)

  4. Cute Wm&Mary picture. How very thoughtful of Jodi and Alan!!

    Rachel looks gorgeous as a black kitten!! Daniel is right.

    I love you all. Watch the sugar-brush your teeth!!

    Aunt Kate

  5. I haven’t seen (noticed?) David’s hugely toothless smile before! Has he been closing his mouth in pictures or is this a very recent development? Looks like all 4 front teeth are gone!

    Rebecca asked this morning: It’s November, Mom; can we start decorating for Christmas? No? Can we listen to Christmas music? Everyone says it makes the house seem warmer.

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