Monday, November 1

Halloween 2010

What you have all been waiting for... well, at least my mom and dad.

Mary Poppins, Bert, and Jane & Michael Banks!
I have wanted to do this FOREVER because I think it is a perfect family themed costumes! I wanted to do it before the kids cared too much about who they were, and they LOVE Mary Poppins... so they were actually really excited!

Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite
And send it soarin

(I cannot get enough of this picture.)
All Merricks clothes, made the pants, made the kite, borrowed the hat from great grandpa.

We won't hide your spectacles so you can't see
Put toads in your bed, or pepper in your tea
Hurry, Nanny!
Many thanks
Jane and Michael Banks.
borrowed the dress from "Brittany's childhood closet", curled her hair...
Chim chiminey, Chim chiminey, Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, As lucky can be
All Tyson's clothes, made the scarf, borrowed the hat from my grandpa, and made the chimney sweep.

Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your 'eart so light
When the day is gray and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright!
Borrowed the coat, own the umbrella, made my hat, bought the skirt at DI, my mom made the scarf for me, borrowed the carpet bag.

We were all dressed up with somewhere to go! We went to our ward trick or treat.

Then we headed to Grandpa and Grandma's house.
We enjoyed carving our white pumpkin:
Tyson took the guts out and Berkleigh drew the face.

I carved and Merrick poked at the lid.

That is what I call team work!

We had a feast.

We crashed on the couch!

And because Halloween was on a Sunday, I wanted the kids to look cute for church, so I made them matching tie from this pattern (which I did for easter) and skirt!

We didn't go trick or treating, but we had a wonderful feast with our neighborhood...
Mexican Chowder, broccoli cheese soup, garlic soup, pumpkin rolls, yummy salad, and gingersnaps with pumpkin dip.

A perfect Halloween!

14 love notes:

jenny said...

you've done it again! fabulous, fabulous, and more fabulous!! such perfect costumes for your cute little fam.

Sally said...

I LOVE that Tyson is wearing a perfect Dick Van Dyke smile! You guys all look awesome!

I'd to do a Scooby Doo theme with my brood. The five kids will be the Gang and Grant and I will be the monsters. But the kids won't go for it. :( Maybe someday.

Kyle, Laurel, and Elle said...

Jen, I am so totally impressed with everything. Those costumes you put together are amazing! And I just LOVE the skirt and tie you made. Wow, wow, wow!!! :)

Shari said...

Your costumes are so great! I just love them! I can't believe how perfect each of you look. Good job!

Emily Curfew said...

i'm dieing over your family themed costumes. they are perfect! yall all play your part so well. LOVE.IT.

and i also love the plaid fabric for their sunday matching outfits. your neighborhood feast looks so yummy.

Susan said...

Practically perfect, in every way!~

Brianna and Tyson Smith said...

So cute Jen! Very creative! I totally remember Brittany wearing that dress in some family pictures! Awesome!

Laura said...

love these costumes. and the church outfits...darling. wish i had at the very least remembered to let chase wear an orange polo shirt to church.

Emily said...

so so so cute!! i love it!! you did a great job. the sunday pictures is the best-berkleighs smile is beautiful in that picture.

ecuakim said...

Love Love Love!!!!

Kristyn said...

Jen, it all turned out perfectly!! Don't you love husbands that are such sports and dress up?

And I think I remember Brit wearing that dress too. So funny. Nothing could have been better!

And I'm now hungry after reading your dinner menu.

RaeAnn said...

Super cute Jen.... love it all!!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

OMG could you be any cuter?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! So great. I'm just speechless b/c it's just so cute.

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Brandon and Kim Waldron said...

LOVE the costumes! So creative and fun! :)