Sunday, October 28, 2007

Spooky Walk

This has been the weekend for Halloween. This is just my favorite holiday for serveral reasons. 1. You get to dress up and become something/someone else. 2. You get candy. 3. There are no gift-giving obligations. 4. There is just something about orange, black and purple! And of course fall is my favorite time of year so it's only natural that Halloween is my favorite holiday. Ok, so I have to share how cool my parents are. My dad was born on Halloween, so every year he has to share his special day with trick-or-treaters. Which he doesn't mind, and every year my mom comes up with something fun to do for him. Last year he turned "60" so she had a big halloween surprise party for him (which was a blast). Well, this year we were invited to a "Spooky dinner, Spooky Walk and Birthday" at their house in Woodland Hills (it's a small town outside of Salem/Spanish Fork, Utah for those of you who may get confused with the Woodland Hills in California). It was a family party so my Uncle and brother & his family were there. Woodland Hills is just that, a mountain with lots of trees and the perfect setting for a spooky walk. Lukas was weary to go on the spooky walk, but said he would if Nana held him. My other nieces (Madelyn and Jaden) were also a bit apprehensive to go, but we all went in a big group so it would be less scary. Let me just say that our walk through their wooded backyard was so awesome!!! And mind you if Jaden hadn't been clutched to me the entire time I might have been spooked myself. There were bats and spiders flying through the trees and people crying for help (thanks to a cool flashlight w/ buttons and sound effects). And several well-placed props that fit the spooky theme. The kids were scared and the adults impressed. It was really fun! And you know that there were hours and hours of preparation put into making it that way! I wish you could all experience it. WAY TO GO Dad and Mom! I think it might turn into an annual tradition! Here is a slideshow of the event!

6 comments:

Alison said...

What a cute family you have!!

Shay said...

That would be crazy to have your birthday on Halloween. You're parents are so much fun! I love your costumes too!

mwaymo said...

How fun! The kids just love doing all this fun stuff don't they! Rex has been having the time of his life!

Kenna said...

That's so fun! I'm a big wuss with spooky stuff, but I could probably do it if a kid came with me! Yay for your family!

Patty R said...

This sounds like so much fun. I love the pictures ;)

Emily said...

This party looks like it was so much fun, your mom and dad are awesome for putting together such a fun event! I loved your costumes too...we had so much fun trick or treating with you guys! Any cool new magic tricks? :)