11.03.2008

Halloween Wrap Up

Hey all!  How was your weekend?  I don't know about you, but I am all Halloweened out.  So much fun, but so exhausting!

I started my weekend on Thursday by having lunch with my very first blogging friend, Lisa.  She has a private blog that she invited me to visit a few months ago, and we've gotten to know each other since then, because we are both in the Denver area.  It was so much fun!  We met for lunch, and we just clicked right away!  Don't you just love it when you meet people and it feels so easy to be friends?  We didn't think to take any photos to show you, but maybe next time!

By Friday, my little two-year-old spitfire was ready for Halloween to officially begin!  We kicked it off by carving our pumpkin...

...and then we all put on our costumes!  Nina was a Cleveland Browns cheerleader, Brent was a referee, and I was the football player.  (My husband thought I would make a good linebacker with my, um, rather large stomach.  Thanks honey.)

Then Nina ran around for awhile.  Cheerleaders have a lot of energy, you know.

But she did pause long enough to wonder why the Browns don't have a winning record this season.  She didn't come up with anything.

Finally Nina got out for some good, old-fashioned trick-or-treating.  We now have enough candy in our house that anyone could look 6 months pregnant if they wanted to.

We had a ball!  How was your Halloween?  


55 comments:

Jen r. said...

We are the same! It was fun, but so tiring! You look great!

Betsy said...

Adorable...now on to the super busy holiday

duchess said...

Sounds like a great night.
We had the usual Halloween festivities as well - so glad it's all over.
Bring on Thanksgiving.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is so sweet! I might have to steal your costume ideas for next year...very cute!!!

AJ said...

You all looked so cute:) I am halloweened out too! And the rest of the candy has got to go into the trash today. I grab something out of the bowl everytime I walk by it!

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great Halloween! I love your costumes! You look fabulous!

We had a great Halloween too, but I am glad it is over!

Wendy said...

Glad you had such a good time! You all lookes fabulous!

Kelli said...

Go Browns! I grew up in Cleveland so I still root for them. Looks like you all had fun. We had a great time, my kids were poptarts. I had to be creative.

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

Your daughter is super cute & your family photo is adorable :) I feel like Halloween came & went in a blink of an eye. :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Too sweet, and I love meeting blogging friends. They just know so much about you right from the start. You get to pass over so much of the superficial stuff.

Sandy Toes said...

How fun!!! You all are so cute...we moved from Cleveland a year ago...so I am thrilled with your costumes! There is nothing like a Browns tailgaiting!
Happy Monday!
-Sandy toes

Angie said...

I love her costume!! She looked adorable. I'm glad you all had fun!

Twice as Nice said...

Your daughter is just PRECIOUS!! Great family photo of the three of you. Looks like you had a great time.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You all look fantastic!! Nina is absolutely adorable as a cheerleader!

So I have to ask....are the pumpkins put away yet? I have the urge to start brining out my winter decor....

Jules from "The Roost" said...

FUN, Busy and glad it is behind and Thanksgiving is ahead! Looks like ya'll had loads of fun! :)

supermommy said...

She is one seriously cute cheerleader! You guys all looked so great together.

coco said...

looks like you had a great time! I am removing all the "sweet" evidence of halloween from our house today!

Jboo said...

So sweet that you all dressed and you all looked fabulous, by the way!! Isn't Halloween fun? Glad to hear that you all had a good time and enjoyed perfect Halloween weather!

Janet

Darlene said...

Nina is just adorable and all of you look GREAT!! Halloween was a blast but on to Thanksgiving now!!

My Place of Peace said...

Loved seeing your preggie belly! So cute! :)

Carolina Mama said...

Y'all are too fun! Love your outfits. The linebacker is too funny. Gotta be the prettiest linebacker in the NFL. ;)

Y'all had nice weather! You know it usually snows there on Halloween! Glad you enjoyed!

Shannon said...

How cute! I feel you on the amount of candy- I'd like to somehow 'lose' atleast 1/2 of what my children brought home. Glad you had a nice Halloween.

melissa said...

is an adorable cheerleader!! Looks like you had a blast! I love the front room makeover..it looks fantastic!!

~Melissa

AndreaLeigh said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm glad you had a good Halloween!

Shannon said...

Cute cheerleader!! I love the family costumes.

Lulu said...

Those pictures are adorable, you have the cutest family! Glad you had such a fun Halloween!
xoxo
Lulu

Amber said...

I love that your entire family dressed up in a theme. :) Fun times and fun photos!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ahh you guys look soo cute!! We just had a relaxing time at home and cleaned up for having fam and friends over on Sat :) Hope you have a great Monday!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my gosh~ so adorable! All of you guys look great! What a fun idea. Hmmm, if Jason is home next year for Halloween we might just have to steal this idea. I think I could get him to dress as a ref!!! You look so cute preggers! How are you feeling?
Happy Monday! Les

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

What a fun time! I love the cheerleading costume!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Joanna said...

Halloween was fun and we love it...Now I am pumped up about Christmas. It seems that Thanksgiving gets sorta left out in the cold at our house. *smiles*

Amanda said...

Glad its over too...we started early last week w/ school parties, neighbor parties, etc...ready for the next Holiday! You look great, thanks for shring pics! I have another blog friend who just moved to Denver it seems, one daughter, who just turned 1, building a house...blah, blah, if you click on my bag post, she is "Molly's Mom" - have a good day!

Sweet Simplicity said...

She is such a cutie! Your belly is so big! You are an adorable pregnant woman!

Sarah said...

You all make such a beautiful "team!" Now onto Thanksgiving and Christmas!

The Arthur Clan said...

That's so funny to see a Cleveland Browns cheerleader on your Colorado blog. I always forget that you are originally from Ohio too!

Good luck to our poor Brownies. :)

Angie in OH

Busy Bee said...

Your little girl is a cutie. So fun that you did theme costumes. Glad you had a good holiday. I am feeling so much less stressed since I have taken by blogging down a notch. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I'll still be checking your blog everyday...it is too good to miss!
Happy Monday,
Stephanie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

We had fun but I'm glad it's over. I ate the last almond joy today!

You all look so cute!

Manuela

jennykate77 said...

Looks like so much fun! I love how the three of you dressed up in the same theme! We did that a couple of years ago as pirates...argh! Thanks for sharing!

Hope you've had a great Monday!

Ms. Tee said...

What great photos! I love them!! You look so cute! :)

Faith said...

Love the pics. Y'all are so cute!!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

looks like you all had a blast we did as well but so tited is correct , i finilly sat down this after noon and enjoyed a well over due nap. my emmy joined me my 2 year old the older one gabby was in school so it was amazingly quite and wow how peaceful. we did the trick ot truck at our church we all were pirates with the exception of my 2 year old who was a cute minnie mouse check my blog i have pictures up, between the tick or trunk which was raining and our vacation to disney trick or treating again in the magic kingdom which was a blast for my younger daughter that adored every one and loves minnie, plus was amazed to see the charters from her cartoons that she watches daily. then the fall school parade and the haunted happening which is a school fail iam done with halloween oh an the pumpkin patch gosh we did so much .

oh candy gosh i can own my own candy store we have so much~!!!!!!

glad u all had fun..michelle

Rebeckah said...

OH MY GOSH! You are the cutest football player : ) And that little Nina! Well, she couldn't be cuter : )! I think you would have looked GREAT in a cheerleading costume too, who cares about a little stomach : )! I am glad you had fun!

The Graves' House said...

love the costumes! so glad that your family had a fun and safe holiday!
~nicole

Aleta said...

Aww! She looks adorable in her costume!

We had a great Halloween. Just enough trick or treaters to take the majority of the candy out of the house. Lol. It was a lovely night.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

SO cool that you all dressed up! Your daughter is so precious!

Belinda said...

YOu guys are so cute in your costumes. It looks like you guys had fun too. How cool to get to meet one of your bloggy pals.
Belinda

princessmimi said...

GO BROWNS!!! I love that you live in Denver and love the Browns. Especially this week! I had to show my husband your picture (and you don't look like a linebacker!). He is still grumpy about yesterday's game but Brady will be in this week.

Sunny said...

Oh my gracious me - Nina couldn't be any sweeter and sooo beautiful! Y'all look like such a precious and happy fam. Glad you had a good time. Making memories is what life is all about.

Holly said...

That little cheerleader melts my heart. :)

But, what I really have to say is WOW on the 'big reveal'. WOW!! Well done!

Lisa & Gerald said...

OH SHE'S A SWEETIE!
Im glad to hear you guys had a great halloween too! we had a great halloween and the waether was Beautiful!

Carol VR said...

CUTE!!!

You look like a real TEAM!!!!

The Golf Widow said...

You all three looked great! Our little Auburn cheerleader can't help the Tigers win either.

ROXY said...

OMG, Nina looks sooooo cute!! Glad to hear you had a fun time!!

Lacy said...

You are so pretty and you guys look adorable. What a great idea!

Brittany said...

Not trying to be nosey, but I noticed that you live in Denver. We have some very dear friends that live in Highlands Ranch. I am not to familiar with CO, but from what I understand it is very close to Denver. Anyway, the whole reason I am writing is because I have seen pictures of their house and neighborhood, and it looks awfully similar to yours. Maybe you two are neighbors! Wouldn't that be funny! From what I have seen and read on your blog, she has similar interests as you. Oh, and she is expecting too!