Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween at the Mendoza House

Here are some pictures of Halloween at the Mendoza House. The kids decided to dress in older costumes that they had.

Here Elizabeth is scooping out her Pumpkin.

She managed to get all of the guts out. She at first did not want to carve it up. Then she warmed to the idea. Then at the prompting of an older sibling, she did the following....

She said that her Pumpkin had a cold, and sneezed.

Yet another Pumpkin ate too much candy even before the Trick or Treating, and threw up. Thanks, Monica.

Our cheapest Halloween yet. The only thing we bought was spray paint for Nicholas' costume. He wanted to be a Lego Brick, just about his favorite thing in the world. Components? A box from work, Gaffer's Tape, and 6 bucks worth of spray paint.

Ah, our little boy is learning how to spray paint. By this age, I already had my first Gang Tat.

The finished product. The Boss (Mom) reported that there were no other Lego Bricks out in Salinas. One kid even pointed out to his Dad three times, "Look Dad, a Lego Brick!" A little success.

You would think a Good looking Naval Officer would have better things to do on a Halloween Saturday night than hang around with someone who has to go to work at midnight. But here he is, and we both enjoyed Pizza, and watched "I am Legend" with a RiffTrax. Too bad the movie killed off the best actor in the movie, the dog.

Here are the Costumes. A Ghostbuster, A Lego Brick, Cinderella, and Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete and his queen, Pasiphaƫ. I know, geek alert.

All in all, it was a great Halloween and Anniversary. I got no sleep, worked the next seven straight days, but at least this day was approved by Spookley, the Diversity Pumpkin. I am not making this up. He is the mascot of Swank Farms over in Hollister. He teaches kids to be accepting of Pumpkins of all colours and shapes.

1 comment:

  1. I like the color Nicholas picked for the lego brick. Blue is my favorite and traditionally Our Lady's color as well (correct me if I am wrong). Looked like a great All Hallows Eve was had by all.