Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!


Getting ready for Halloween got me in the mood to make a Halloween page. It's crazy to look back and see how little Drew was. We thought he was a chunky baby but now looking back he's not even close to how big Jackson is!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. At our house the last few days have been busy with Halloween activities...

The pumpkins have been carved,



Cookies have been made,


and because I love this day so much (and I'm in a great mood), I thought I would do my very first giveaway!


Just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about Halloween. I'll leave it open for a few days!

Happy Halloween!

57 comments:

HL0517 said...

such a cute a LO!! Thanks for sharing your halloween goodies.

Jingle said...

Such cuteness! That layout is adorable! My favorite thing about Halloween is the whole darn thing! LOL! I love the treats and the candy, I love seeing kids in their costumes, I love dressing up! It's just all fun!

Samantha said...

My favorite thing is definitely the candy! I eat WAY too much chocolate this time of year! Thanks for sharing your goodies!

Anonymous said...

First off I have to say that your cookie reminds me of Mr. Bill and he looks like he is saying the "Ohhhh nooooo"..lol My favorite part about Halloween? hmmm...The Trick or Treators coming to the door!
sandee

Brit Swiderski said...

Happy Halloween! Love the layout, pumpkins, and the cookie- too cute! My favorite part of halloween is everyone's friendliness. Everyone's more willing to talk to their neighbors, etc, when everyone's in costume. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Brit

Jennifer B said...

I love to see all the kids from the neighborhood as we open the door and hear the wonderful words "Trick or Treat". My husband and I get so tickled at the little ones who just stand there with their bag and don't say a word, but we hear the parents on the sidewalk giving them instructions of what to do. It is an absolutely priceless night!

Jessica Turner said...

I think I am going to have to steal that layout title - so cute! My favorite thing about Halloween is carving pumpkins. Now that I have a baby, I think costuming though may be my new favorite part of the holiday.

Liz Michaud said...

Love your Blog! That LO is super cute. My favorite thing about halloween is handing out the candy. Love seeing all the kids cute costumes.

Kodi Logan said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is watching Emmarie have the time of her life!

Cute layout. When I first saw the photo, I assumed it was Jackson. I thought, man, that looks like Drew. I was shocked b/c to me the two boys look very different. I still think Drew looks just like your mom!

Kim said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is that it is the "kick off" of the holiday season!! Can't wait for the non-stop fun of the next two months!!

Thanks for such a fun giveaway

Anonymous said...

I love sneaking candy from my kids, carving pumpkins and roasting the pumpkin seeds. I also love the colors of the season and the temp. Lisa

joscelyne cutchens said...

Happy halloween! :) I love carving pumpkins and eating candy corn. I love dressing up and trick or treating with the kids. :)
that cookie is sooooooo cute!
Have I told you, that new picture of you is FAB! :)

Anonymous said...

I love dressing up!! I try to co-ordinate the whole family (all 5 of us). This year we are star wars characters (my 4 year old twins are clone-troopers I love it!!) Love your blog and layouts.
Slobodanka

Laura said...

Allison, Super cute Lo, but I have to agree jacksonis much bigger than Drew! My favorite part of halloween is carving pumpkins. As kids this wa something that we always did with our dad, he loved it as much as we did. We didn't get pumpkins carved this year, that's the first time that I can ever remeber not getting that done, oh well. Yours look great!

Holly said...

I love that pumpkin outfit! I tried to find one of those to have Tanner pics taken at the mall. Couldn't find one anywhere!!!

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all of the little kids dressed up and role-playing. Once they get to middle school age, it's not so cute to me anymore. They get greedy too!

Stacy said...

Cool giveaway. I love everything about Halloween. It is my favorite holiday by far.

N Thom said...

I love pumpkin carving with the family!! Nothing beats everyone getting their hands all dirty and goozy with pumpkin goo!

Erin said...

My very favorite thing about halloween is carving the pumpkins. Love it love it..

Laura T. said...

First I want to say --- Love the layout.

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all the little ones dressed up in their most adorable costumes.

Miss Kathy said...

I love carving pumpkins and helping at my granddaughters school party.

Tonia said...

I love this whole month...Halloween is one of my favorite holidays...besides eating candy,carving pumpkins, and dressing up as our favorite character there are 11 birthdays in my family! Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween!

Scrappinwendi said...

Well my favorite thing about Halloween is seeing how excited my two kids get when they are trick-or-treating. Their faces are priceless when they get that first piece of candy.
I LOVE your SR layout of your cute boy!

Christie said...

Your layout is adorable!

I love watching my kids pick out their costumes and getting all excited to trick or treat.

the scrappy chic said...

Love that layout! Too cute! I really like seeing little kids in their cute costumes:)

Anonymous said...

love your layouts! i love the kids getting costumes, dressing up, parties, trick or treating - all in cooler weather! it is the beginning of the holiday season in my book :) kristi b

Teresa said...

I love everything about Halloween but especially that not much has changed about it since I was a kid. And the kids can still be kids!

Teresa
Virginia

The Frost Girls said...

my FAVORITE thing about halloween right now is my daughter. at 15 months, she was a hoot tonight trick or treating. or "kick a geek"-ing as she calls it.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing my grandchildren dress up for Halloween. The next favorite thing will be to scrapbook them. I already have my pagekit from the story ready to add photos. I made a poodle skirt for my youngest granddaughter (3rd one made - different years - 3 granddaughters). Love your blog, love your pages. Linda A.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy seeing all the smiling faces. It's one night when kids can truly just be kids!

Leslie

kari dav. said...

my absolute favorite part of Halloween is the littlest kids that come to the door! I love their shy little "trick or treat" and the thank yous at the end. I love the delight that someone would give them candy just for being so darn cute!!

Christie :-) said...

My fave thing about Halloween? All of our traditions! From making cookies to decorating a haunted gingerbread house to carving pumpkins and going trick-or-treating...it's all so much fun!! It's my favorite holiday
2nd to Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Love taking photos of the grandkids and then scrapbooking them.

candc923 said...

What a cute LO! It reminds me of when my boys were so little.
My favorite part of Halloween has to be the excitement that my children have. My oldest, Andy, woke up and rolls over in bed and immediately says "Happy Halloween Mom!" It was a day of preschool parties, school parades, trick or treating. It was wonderful. The boys were Batman and Robin, and I thought I was going to have to hide their costumes because they would get worn out before Halloween. They were so excited to be superheroes, and it was even funnier when they ran into other kids dressed up as superheroes. They would somehow form a bond and by the end of the day, there were hundreds of little kids in their Justice League. On the way home, Andy even said that this was "the best Halloween ever." That's what it's all about, bringing joy and laughter into the lives of my boys.

Erica said...

My foavorite thing about Halloween, is it is the only holiday that doesn't involve a lot of stress. We all just have a great time!

kroller@centurytel.net said...

I love how excited the boys get, but I also love that when you have a new baby people always give candy for them too--and who gets to eat it all? ME!! lol I can also say I love searching for the perfect scrap element to match their outfits for a perfect page. ( I won't admit I've actually picked their costume out AFTER I've found the cute embellishments just so I could make a page out of it!!) I know, it's terrible.

Cheryl said...

I have the most fun with my daughter creating/selecting her costume and then going trick or treating. We don't really care about what we get; it's the time spent together that really counts.

Kirsty said...

We don't really 'do' halloween in Aus, so my fave thing is living vicariously through all the gorgeous halloween LOs:-)

Devonne said...

I love everything about Halloween. The pumpkins, movies, music, costumes and candy. It is such a fun month. I think I am just as excited as my kids. Your boys are so cute!

Meggan said...

What an adorable lil' guy you have Ali.

There are a lot of things I enjoy for Halloween. I love getting my kids all dressed up and also the time spent carving pumpkins- it brings the family together, and to me that's what it is all about.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Meggan
Sequim, WA

Anonymous said...

I love your sweet layout!

My favorite part of Halloween is all the class party stuff that I get to be involved with at my kids' school - baked apple pizza in one, brought treats and "older" games for another, and held the gross bowl for kids to stick their hands in at the last class. Such creative and fun teachers - maybe I had more fun than the kids ;) ~Tanya

Anonymous said...

I love the page you made of Drew's first Halloween. I also am in love with the Little Yellow Bicycle line. I can't find it at my LSS yet. My favorite thing about Halloween is candy corn. Love that stuff!!!!!!
Heidi H.

shaina said...

I love to see the excitement on the kid's faces as they get to totally pretend for the day.

Anonymous said...

I love the little pumpkin outfit. I was just looking at my kids costumes when they were. My favorite thing is the look on their faces as they run from house to house trick or treating.

noel joy said...

hey lady. just thinking about you today. love the page with drew. how do they grow so fast?!?

hope you had a great halloween!

christy said...

I love the all of the spooky things to get you in the mood for fall. Halloween is so much better as a parent to get to see your child so excited to pretend to be someone else and go get that candy! The page is adorable - i love the stitching for the spider.

Beth said...

My mother instilled a love of Halloween in me as a child. She would make our costumes each year and now I do the same for my children. This year my DD was a 50's girl and my DS was a WWII army dude!

kathleen said...

what a cute LO. My favorite thing about Halloween is when all of the tv stations play Halloween movies (both scary and family orriented) all month long!! For some reason that really makes me get in the halloween spirit!

AmyInKy said...

Love your LO! My older son was only 2 weeks old for his first Halloween - now he is 10! My favorite part about Halloween is coming up with costume ideas with my boys and then watching them enjoy the night. :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is the CANDY!!LOL Always has been and always will be!
Robin P.

Pam said...

My favorite thing is opening my door to all those tricksters. I just love giving out the candy.
Pam

Mel said...

Love the LO! My favorite thing about Halloween is my son's eagerness to ring the doorbell at every house. I loved hearing him say "Trick or Treat!" Followed by a "Thank you!!!" Extra bonus for DH and I is all the candy....well not so much a bonus if you count how much of it ends up on my hips! :)
Mel in Oklahoma :)

Nicole Renee said...

Cute kid! I would have to say my favorite part about Halloween is seeing all of the children in their costumes ans just how proud they are of them. I also have been known to love candy corn with peanuts. Yummy! " )

Barb said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is the CANDY!!!! And I love the fall colors.

Kara said...

My favorite thing is dressing up my kids... You only have so many excuses to make them look silly & get away with it! :)

Nonerz said...

I love any excuse to get dressed up and act like a goofball!

Angela M. said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is watching my girls dress up and helping them with their costumes. It is so darn cute!!

Kathy said...

My most favorite part of Halloween is seeing the children in our families dressed up and their excitement and anticipation for trick or treating! :) I loved seeing my youngest, Sasha (1), who was a ladybug and my son, Jon (9) who wanted to try a haunted house for the 1st time...the anticipation was fun to experience with him! :) He then decided that maybe trick or treating is better than being scared. :)