Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year, so the Monday before is when we carved our pumpkins. For the first time, Claire and Jacob actually touched the gooey insides! Claire's pumpkin was one of the biggest we've gotten - she was excited that it was so big.
Claire made (or requested that Dani make) a vampire with big fangs. Mine started as a Jacob smile, and ended up looking more like a skeleton face. Dani did the easiest possible pumpkin (polka dots). And Jacob's was a ghost (carved by Jared).
Kate and Liam were lawn gnomes.
Dani has been eyeing these costumes for a couple years - the first time that Dani saw these costumes was right after Jacob and Claire outgrew them.
Liam didn't like his hat or beard. Kate was willing to keep her hat on and was quite cute.
Here's the only picture we got with Liam smiling with his beard on. Liam was smiling because Jared was throwing him around. But doesn't he look cute?
Jacob and Claire were a knight and a fairy princess. Apparently, the photographer was trying to keep kiddos' heads vertical!
We went trick or treating with our friends, the Tibbits, and their kids. Ceili in her C3PO costume was funny to watch because she couldn't really bend her knees, so she walked quite similarly to the way the robot walked in the movie. R2D2 was funny and was made out of a bike helmet covered in a foil dome.
Kate was a very independent little trick or treater. I would help guide her, but she didn't want to be carried or hold a hand. She pretty quickly figured out that if she went up to the door, the person would put something in her bucket, and sometimes she could get something for her bucket. Once, she tripped right in front of a storm drain and spilled about half of her candy down the drain. Sad!
Liam also quite enjoyed walking between houses. He was a little better at following the group, whereas his sister was going on her own route. Liam preferred to just hold 2-3 pieces of candy in his hands rather than put in into his bucket. Of course, those pieces weren't edible by the time they got back to the house!