Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Halloween 2011

Late, as usual these last few months, but here is our Halloween 2011 post........ (In fact, it's so late it's just in time for Thanksgiving!!)

Halloween was a fun day and night at our house. Always a busy day with parades at school and class parties (especially with my kiddos at 3 different schools), but memorable none the less! Mason definitely understood much more this year about what was going on.........dress up "cute" (he told everyone they looked "cute") and then go out and collect as much candy as you can. Although, after awhile he decided he didn't really want to eat the candy (what kid doesn't like candy? Well, besides a heart kiddo with a a very miniature size appetite I guess!) he would take a handful of candy out of his bag and offer it to the person at door where we were trick or treating! Of course my other kiddos thought he was crazy to offer up his candy!

Mason was one very cute little skeleton.

Ammon went as an adorable "2 for 1",
Bullseye and Woody from Toy Story.

Braiden, our young sweet homeless boy, told
everyone he was a "hobo". (I'm honsetly not
sure how or when it started, but my kids have
always called homeless people hobos. Braiden
has always been the most fascinated with hobos,
especially after visiting downtown San Francisco
when Mason and I were at Stanford! 
Kids are so funny!!!

Preston, dressed as one of the scariest zombies 
I have ever seen. I heard all the kids at school
were freaked out by him! (Thanks to Sammi 
who was his personal make up artist.)

Kaitlin was the prettiest Elmo Sesame Street
has ever known. 

Carving pumpkins is always a messy yet fun 
traditions at our house. (Notice, Mason in a 
hoodie, diaper, and shoes......that's his normal
outfit lately, because his pants just won't
stay on his tiny little body!!)

My three oldest are stinkers about letting me
take pictues of them, but let me tell you.....
they had no problem playing with matches
to light up their jack-o-lantern's and then
taking my camera to get pictures of their 
works' of art. Oh for the love of kids!!!

Mason was definetly ready for "trick or treating".
Ammon was not in the mood for pictures,
he just wanted to get out and collect candy! 

Ever seen a cuter skeleton with a bigger smile? 

Mason is busy most of the day cruising furniture or 
crusing around the house with his reverse walker.
Not yet walking on his own, but he's definely proud 
of his hard work and accomplishments!

Watch Mason in action.....

Way to go Mason!!!


"Ours is the responsibility to show our gratitude by the actions of our lives." 
~Thomas S. Monson

"Despite the changes which come into our lives and with gratitude in our hearts, may we fill our days-as much as we can-with those things which matter most. May we cherish those we hold dear and express our love to them in word and in deed."
--Thomas S. Monson


The Simmons Family said...

GO Mason!!! LOVE seeing you up on your feet. Owen has only been walking for about six months now and his legs are just as skinny as Mason's! :) We have to do really small jeans and really big shirts.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Strickland Family!!

travis and shalee said...

oh my goodness!!! i got all teary eyed watching him walk with that big grin on his face!!! go mason!!! :) he looks so big since last time we saw you guys!!! we need to get together again soon!!! tay and mason would have a blast now that they can get around! :) so glad to see how awesome mason is doing!!! he (and you guys) DEFINATELY deserve it!!! :) love you guys!!!

Barrretts said...

Mason looks so good! I love the video of him walking!