Saturday, November 1, 2008

HALLOWEEN 2008

I love Halloween in Nevada, if only for the reason that the kids ALWAYS get the day off from school. October 31st is "Nevada Day", when Nevada became a state in the union. So it is a state holiday, thus...no school. It makes for a nice, relaxing day where you can spend quality time on getting ready for the night. This year was especially great, because the day after was Saturday. Most times, after a long night of Halloween"ing", the kids will have school the next day. That is usually a bummer, as we have started a new tradition of going over to the Chappell's house after the trunk-or-treat to watch a movie. This year we watched the episode of The Andy Griffith Show titled "The Haunted House", which was very appropriate and funny (anything with Barney in it ends up being pretty funny) and then watching "House of Wax" with Vincent Price. We are all kind of weinies when it comes to spooky, scary movies, so we tend to pick the old, almost "B" movies instead! Here's Landon carving his pumpkin before the festivities. He naturally carved the BYU logo into his...
Landon as Frankenstein and Tibi as a pretty scary old man! (Actually, she really looks a lot like grandpa Willard!!)
Mom and dad went as a 60's couple this year. We lived through the 60's, but not enough to get to REALLY live the 60's, so this was the night to live out our fantasy, I guess.

Dad ended up looking quite a bit like a "white" version of Jimmie Hendrix. Who knew that he could look so good?! People kept telling dad, "I see you brought your chick with you."
Michaela and Marc got into the Halloween spirit too. Michaela made a cute ballerina, complete with a tutu made by her sister, Connie. And Marc made a great Russian....a Russian on vacation, evidently. Not a lot of Russians wear flipflops!
Dad and Gregg at the hot dog grill again. Every year this is their job. It's actually Gregg's job, but he is very good at recruiting!

We had a great time, the weather was actually quite warm (70 degrees) and I didn't have to fix dinner....yoohoo!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

haha good costumes! Tibi love the old man look. ;] and vicki even if it is the 60s look im loving it on you!

Lexie & Sharrid said...

I started laughing SO SO SO hard at Tibi. She is never afraid to do the dumbest things. It is a great tribute to Grandpa. ha ha ha She looks AWESOME. She wins it the second year in a row! Nacho Libre (thanks to mom) and old man! I love ALL the ideas, valient effort by everybody...except Gregg. Tell him he's a bum for not dressing up. Dad looks hot! Is that a jackson 5 wig? Way to use what you've got! I can't wait to come next week!!

Camie said...

Faboulous costumes!! They all turned out so well.

Connie said...

Yes, great costumes, although I was hoping for a dead bride from Tibi. Maybe next year. The grandpa thing was awesome though! And Michaela, you look so cute in your tutu! Maybe I can muster up the courage to try that next year!

Connie said...

Oh yeah, and what's up with Gregg? No costume...what a dud!

Angie Black said...

So what your saying is....you guys had a huge Halloween bash without the Black Family...um....How fun that you guys still dress up. That's the spirit!!

Karena said...

I love it when people get into the "spirit" of Halloween. You all get a thumbs up from me!

Nicole said...

You guys look great!!