Thursday, November 3, 2011


Brennan and I are about as lame as they come when it comes to Halloween. This was our third Halloween together and we have never dressed up. Brennan is just busy and I have no creativity in my veins. Lucky for us we associate with people cooler than ourselves so we didn't completely miss out on Halloween fun.

The Fonuas were nice enough to invite us over to carve pumpkins a couple of weeks ago. Catherine had told me that they use stencils to which I guffawed and told her that was cheating! But once we saw the sweet stencils they had, we just had to use one. Considering it was our first time doing something besides the classic jack-o-lantern, we definitely chose a stencil that was way too complex. The poor Fonuas were stuck with us way longer than they could have feared because it took us so long to finish our pumpkin.

The boys getting started on the lids:
Young helping Brennan because he was so slow. :)
When Brennan and I went to the store to pick out our pumpkin it was a flat rate price, so of course we thought we should get the biggest pumpkin we could. Yeah...we probably weren't thinking very clearly. It never crossed our minds that the bigger the pumpkin, the more guts to clean out.
She may look it, but I'm pretty sure she isn't evil:
Catherine took her job of cleaning out their pumpkin very seriously. We started to worry she was going to put a hole right through the pumpkin. There is no chance that we got our giant pumpkin even close to as perfectly cleaned out as she got theirs. It was really quite impressive.
Working on the stencils:
Working hard:
The finished products:
We put the guys in charge of baking the pumpkin seeds for us to eat. I'm pretty sure they would have been pretty delicious. Yes, would have been. But unfortunately, they sort of overcooked them...a bit. Oh well, maybe next year.
Despite the overcooked seeds and our lack of carving abilities, it was a super fun night. Thanks Fonuas!

We also had a ward Halloween party where cool people like Larkin and Cody came up with sweet costumes.

See, they are way cooler than us. Maybe one day we will be able to be as cool as them and come up with sweet costumes.

Brennan was cool enough to participate in the donut eating contest though. He made me proud. :)
We had a great Halloween. Hope you did too! I can't believe it's November. Where did October go?! Only six weeks left until our little of bundle of joy comes to join us. Eeek!


  1. Looks like you guys had some fun this Halloween. And I got the goose bumps when you said you only have 6 weeks left. Wish I was going to be there to hold your bundle of joy.

  2. Your pumpkin looks sooooo cool! Bummer the boys burned the pumpkin seeds. Someday I hope to be as cool as the Reeves too. :)

  3. Gavin loved the donut eating as much as Brennan, but he also says that you cheated by using a stencil on your pumpkin. You can guess who in our house gave him the idea that that is cheating. :-) Cute stuff.

  4. He's a smart boy, that Gavin. I'll admit it, I'm a big cheater!