Halloween at the Wynns

Halloween has come and gone and it was the busiest one yet for the Wynn Family.  We had a full weekend of activities and a surprise house guest.  We had trick-or-treating at Chris' work on Friday, we were having a party at our house on Saturday, and then another party and trick-or-treating at a friend's house on Sunday.  Then of course Monday, the 1st was Sarah's birthday.  And on Friday, Sarah's mom's boss' son came down to stay with us for the weekend.  He lives in Vancouver and was having a car delivered here, so he thought he was going to pop down and pick it up and go back to Vancouver, but the delivery got delayed so he had to stay and help us all weekend.

Pumpkin carving was a fun event.  Ella drew a design on hers for Chris to carve.  Thinking it would be easy to do some silly face, I went over to check it out and she had drawn 2 trees with a big spider web in between.  That was a bit tricky to carve.  Max was literally gagging from the smell of the pumpkins and kept his distance.  I had to do his whole pumpkin, he didn't really have any interest after getting a whiff of the insides.

Ella decided to dress up as Wonder Woman this year, and she was pretty excited by it.  Max had a Captain Rex costume from Star Wars, then on Sunday he decided that he wanted to be Darth Vader without the mask, which we already had a costume for.  We went over to a friends house for a halloween party and to go trick-or-treating with a whole group on Sunday.  They were a pretty crazy group of kids, running from one house to the next in a race to get a ton of candy.  Luckily the weather cooperated and we didn't have to contend with any nasty rain or anything.
Ella & Max in their costumes on our spooky porch
Check out the whole gang of trick-or-treaters
Backing up to Saturday, we decided to host our own Halloween party.  Have some friends come over and give the kids another chance to wear their costumes and do it inside to not worry about the weather.  In typical Wynn fashion, we over did it a bit.  We made whoopie pies, brownies, cupcakes, witch's fingers, sliders, pulled chicken sandwiches, chili, breadbowls, and homemade salsa, and a chocolate fondue.  We are still eating the leftovers.  We had so many people coming over that we actually hired one of Max's pre-school teachers to come and organize some activities for the kids upstairs so that the adults didn't have to worry about it.
Ella is getting the treat bags ready
Upstairs, decorated for the kid's activities
A menacing site awaiting the revelers when they went upstairs
The desert table
The whoopie pies were awesome
Breadbowls for the chili
The kids put on a costume parade for us


Andrea said...

Sound slike you guys really had a great weekend. And yeah, I would have to agree you overdid it on the food, but man it looked amazing! Wish we could have been there! Miss you guys!!

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