Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In search of a very large hot dog......

We attended my sister Kelly's Halloween party on Saturday......I haven't been to a costume party in 15 years! It was a lot of fun! I'm actually thinking about hosting some type of fall fest next year. We have lived in the country for 10 years now and have never had a fall get together at our place. With 10 acres of land at our disposal, we could have a big chili cookout and offer hayrides and play games. We also have a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making smores - perfect for this time of the year. We could plant pumpkins and have everyone pick out their favorite from our very own pumpkin patch. So many fun things we could do!!

Overly enthusiastic crazy woman takes a moment to reflect on her wonderful idea and unusually high level of ambition.

Hmmm......on second thought, sounds like a lot of work. Maybe I should wait and see how I feel come next year! :)

Until then, enjoy these pics!

Like I always say - go big or go home.

Ali showing off her lasso skills.

My Mom, AKA "Purple Flapper Girl," and my nephew Mike.
As you tell, Mike has really been working out lately!

My nephew Josh as "Barry Sagittarius."
I know, I didn't know who he was either. Josh, you funny guy!

Instead of musical chairs, we played musical men.
My Mom survives another round with help from my brother-in-law Tom.

Cowgirl cousins.
Ali with my niece, Shelby. Ali LOVES Shelby!

My sister Jenn's family, from left to right:
Tom, 10 month old Thomas, Anthony, Nicholas, Jenn, Natalie & Tim.
Aren't they a creepy looking family but in a good way? :)

Don't know what's going on here but it looks like Ben just saw a ghost.

BFFs 4-Ever!
Al & Nat (isn't that cool that both of their nicknames are boys names?)
They were born just 9 weeks apart and are both in kindergarten this year.

The greatest parents! In March, they will celebrate 59 years of marriage.
Doesn't my Mom look beautiful and my Dad look dashing?

Mom and her girls,
Kelly, me and Jenn.

Ben channeling his inner Michael Jackson.

Dad won "Best Male Costume."
He was Juan Carlos.......or Don Juan......or Don Quiote......
Actually, I don't really know who he was but he
was pretty funny none the less!

Tom and baby Thomas.
The day before the party, Tom attended the funeral of his Mother, Nancy.
I think being at the party and with family helped take his mind
off his grief for a while.

Party on!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun! If I ever hosted a Halloween costume party for my folks, everyone would only come as themselves. (chickens)