Halloween is one of those holidays that has created a lot of tradition and good memories in our family.
I can't lie - pumpkin carving is no picnic. But it's fun to take the kids and choose pumpkins. It's fun to choose a design. It's fun to clean out the pumpkin (it really is a satisfying feeling to completely gut a pumpkin). But the actual carving? Mom and Dad's hands hurt for a few hours afterwards!
Karen incorporated the theme into the candy bags, too. The cops had "evidence" bags and the robbers had money bags. How cute is this little robber?
I can't help but think of Barney Fife from the Andy Griffith Show when I see Peter and Luke in their cop outfits. This group was a hit when we brought them to State Farm today. It brightened up everyone's day.
Here's a group shot of the "Cops and Robbers." Mark's candy bag was his ball connected to the chain. And James' was the jail cell he was holding onto. There was a hole at the top of each of the bars that deposited candy into the compartment below. Brilliant.
We love these kids so much. And we enjoy dressing them up each year. Mark will be 12 next year...so this era may be coming to a close. We'll see what happens next year.
Hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Halloween!