Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday Tell-All: Halloween Traditions

Halloween traditions/memories from my childhood:

  • Trick-or-treating ALL over town - with no parents. Life was simpler then. And safer.
  • 1977. Me: Princess Leah wearing an old wig of my mom's. Jess: R2D2 made from a box and tin foil. Homemade costumes ROCK.
  • The ward Halloween Party. The year Jess had a sheet over her head with eyes cut out. Mom wrote BOO! really big on the sheet. It was so NOT scary, but a great memory!
  • Cake walks
  • The Halloween party at Grandma Cooper's house - throwing candy off the deck.
  • Cheeseburgers with the cheese cut out in Halloween shapes.
  • WAY too much candy around the house!
Traditions NOW:
  • Carving pumpkins
  • Trick-or-treating in our very festive neighborhood
  • Ward TRUNK-or-Treat parties
  • Decorations in the yard (happy ghosts and mummies - not scary ones.)
  • Scary movies for Matt. Me? I go somewhere else. I have turned into a big baby in my old age.
  • Taking WEEKS to determine the answer to that age old question, "What am I going to BE for Halloween?"
  • Pumpkin cookies
  • Still - WAY too much candy around the house!


Tiffany said...

Glad you had fun at the concert. It was fun to have Zach and Dylan with us at the Trunk or Treat. And Zach's costume was great! Very clever.

And the maple snickerdoodles . . . that sounds yummy!

Coopercomics said...

Now THAT is a good pirate costume!! Sheesh..it makes Kelly's look like a paper bag. She is going to love that Dylan was a pirate ...was that last year???

Nicole said...

Dylan was a pirate two years ago, and he didn't have a cool SCAR on his face like Kelly!