Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Joel asked the kids to come up with some sketches of what they wanted our jack o'lanterns to look like. Donovan sketched something akin to the Angry Birds we have come to love so dearly. Joel took the idea and ran with it, finding this image for further inspiration:
If you are unfamiliar with the game, an app for ipods and iphones, then you are missing out on one of life's great pleasures - that of launching birds at evil pigs in the hopes of dismantling their fortresses and, ultimately, killing said pigs. Look, they had it coming. They stole the birds' eggs! It all makes perfect sense.

So when Joel finished his handiwork, lit the candles, and stepped back to observe his finished product, I think I fell in love with him all over again. The kids clapped and cheered and pronounced him the best dad ever. I had to agree.

(from left, black bird, red bird, blue bird)

This is one of the perks you get when married to a creative. Also a perk is that he can set up a light and take decent pictures of the kids before they ransack the neighborhood.

The Indiana Jones grimace is his trademark

even when he's doing weird jumping-for-floating effects.
This is such a weird picture:

Hey Ainsleigh, do a vampire thing:

ok then.

Everyone together:


Gemma wouldn't even look up. She was too concerned about shoving whoppers in her mouth.


Anonymous said...

The costumes look great and the Angry Bird pumpkins are superbly done. I celebrated Halloween by completing Total Destruction (three stars at every level in every world). This was done at the stroke of midnight, while your mother slept peacefully at my side, little knowing I had just achieved one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.

Sarah said...

Wow. I don't think that is even a slight exaggeration. I bet you could put that on your resume under "Other Skills." Or maybe "Education."

laura said...

Dono's beard is amazing. The kids look awesome and I just want to dive into that pile of candy with them!

Alice said...

You kids look AWESOME! Especially Dono.

wanda said...

I'm very impressed with Joel's pumpkins! Nicely done.

And the kids all look fabulous. I wish I could have had them come to my door!

Becca said...

Oh great job!!!! They look fantastic!!

Allison said...

Love the angry birds. Dono looks fantastic, Ainsleigh looks kinda scary, and I can't wait to squeeze Gemma!

celeste said...

you guys don't mess around. those costumes are legit, and so is that pile of candy.

happy halloween!

Melin said...

they look great! The makeup must have been done by a professional! ;-)

Lisa said...

I love the pictures! It's a little funny to see Indiana Jones, Belle, and a vampire together. When else would you see that? And those pumpkins are awesome. Did a lot of people know what they were?

Angie said...

Man, angry bird pumpkins, why didn't I think of that? You know I'm a fan! I broke down and bought angry birds Halloween. Very Fun!!!