Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Wilde Halloween

So, a week after West Fest, we had the pleasure of attending the Wilde Halloween party. This holiday is so much fun. Pretty much everyone came in costume, and what costumes they were! Let me tell ya - no, let me show ya. Here are some of the pictures from the event:

 Us again! This time James had his mask and Isaac had his ninja head band. 
And I... well, I had a seriously red ponytail.

 Isaac. Did we make a cute kid or what?

 He actually really liked his shell. And didn't mind his headband... for about half an hour. 
Then it was gone, baby, gone.

 Emily and Max - he was the house from Up and she was Russell. 
Is that not the cutest costume you've ever seen?

 The Up characters with Ron Weasley. Presumably, he's responsible for turning Max into a house.

 Jedis who mean business.

 Jedis who know how to have fun.

 Horses at the prom (otherwise known as Jacob and Valerie.)

 Isaac again. He's too cute.

 Maria and Hannah looking gorgeous on the balcony.

 Allison and Michael coming as video game/cartoon characters Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Isaac says, "Hey! I'm a video game/cartoon character, too! We can be a club!"

Ok, so we had a lot of fun this Halloween. We hope you all did, too!

West Fest Oh-10

So, we had our (sort-of) annual Halloween party again this year. I was going to call it a semi-annual Halloween party, but technically semi-annual would mean every two years, and I think the last time we actually pulled off a party was in 2007. So, not quite semi-annual. But we are hoping to actually make it an annual thing, since we had a blast throwing the party.

This year, West Fest included many carnival-type games, including bobbing for apples (in the sink), eating-donut-off-string races (from the ceiling fan, no less), a cake walk, pumpkin painting, and a viewing of Hocus Pocus - a Halloween classic.

We had a great time, and are grateful for everyone who came. Sorry we had to cram you all in to such a tight space, but we appreciate your good humor about it. We are hoping next year to kick the Halloween season off early and just do the whole thing outdoors in early October while it's still warm. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, here are some photos from the event:
 Isaac getting ready for the festivities in his Leonardo costume.

 The kids were awesome sports about bobbing for apples in the sink. 

 It was so much fun to watch them be so excited.

 Isaac had his own method of bobbing.

 "Hmm," he thinks. "Which one do I want?"

 "I'll have this one thanks!"

 The whole family: Casey Jones, April O'Neil, and Leo. Now we just need three more kids!

 Once again, the kids were awesome sports - Danika was even willing to try to eat the donut while it was tied to the ceiling fan (yes, it was turned on!).

 Take 2, with the donuts tied to Rick's wizard staff.

 Isaac thinking, "Hey! Where's my donut?"

All in all, much fun was had, and we're hoping to do it again next year!