Friday, November 6, 2009

The Better to Eat You With My Dear…
























I thought the wolf was supposed to eat Little Red Riding Hood…

Halloween this year was a blast! We had a family from our ward with two young boys over and ate a yummy dinner, went trick-or-treating, decorated cookies and carved pumpkins.  This was Norah’s first experience trick-or-treating- took her a few times to get the hang of it.  She kept walking right into peoples houses! After a few lessons in trick-or-treating etiquette she was a pro and got extra candy at every door for being so cute! They have a tradition in St Louis where you have to tell a joke at the door or you don’t get your candy.  The joke for the group was:

“Why can’t a bike stand on its own?”

“Because it’s two tired!”

Joel and I had fun creating Ezra’s costume. There wasn’t a pre-made baby wolf costume to be found so we had to improvise. Sort of a “Where the Wild Things Are" version of the big bad wolf.

Norah LOVED dressing up in her costume and asked to do so on a daily basis.

We already can’t wait til next year!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Halloween this year was so much fun with Norah. We started preparing her weeks in advance for the big day (the actual day will be in a post to follow).  I bought her a Halloween book all about trick-or-treating, she helped me decorate the house, we made cookies in the shapes of bats, pumpkins and cats, and, of course, we took her to the pumpkin patch to choose out her very own pumpkin.  She was in heaven...


Where to begin...


This one looks good!


This is Norah's "happy face"...classic.


This is what Ezra was doing.


Joel had to take this picture (several of them actually) because he knows stuff like this grosses me out... pumpkin tumors.

There were so many pre-Halloween festivities in St Louis that we couldn't possibly get to them all.  We decided on two: the Magic House trick-or-treat and the ward "fall festival".

The Magic house is our local children's museum and it is incredible.  Norah has really been in to Curious George lately and the museum has a Curious George exhibit going on. Norah loved the exhibit- lots of hands on stuff- but the best part of all was the life sized George or "Big George" as she calls him (guy dressed up in a Curious George suit).  The look of absolute awe and wonder on her face when she first saw him was something that Joel and I will never forget.  She spent the rest the night giving him hugs and kisses.  He even let her hold his hand and walk around with him.  I don't think she has ever been happier!  Too bad we forgot our camera...

The ward party was great too. Norah was Little Red Riding Hood and one of Norah's favorite people, Lily, and her friend Lindsay, dressed up as the same thing!  Norah loved marching along in the costume parade with two "older" girls!


The pre-festivities were a hit!