This is Joseph's new way of saying "cheese." (He even does it when you ask him if he wants to eat cheese and crackers!) This is his own personal pumpkin. It got gutted, but never carved. It had a fatal accident shortly after it was pronounced clean.
Mary's pumpkin. She cleaned it beautifully and carved one small hole. It wasn't what she wanted and she turned it over to Daddy, with instructions that it was to be a princess. Well, it didn't exactly come out Disney, but it's still cool. It wasn't until today that she realized, "Hey! I didn't get to carve my pumpkin!"
This is Lil'Nathan's. The picture doesn't do it justice. It really was cute. He did every bit of it himself. Ours were the ONLY two pumpkins at the ward trunk or treat party.
And now for the costumes~
Nathan had a great deal of fun painting his face. I got to put the flour in his hair. On Sunday one of the men in church told him, "It's nice to see you've cleaned up your act." At the party, the Stake President told him "you won't find it so funny when you my age!" Joseph kept pointing at him and saying, "Daddy," but wouldn't go near him.
Here is our Nylon Boy! He had so much fun running around the house with his cape and shield. I was glad he seemed to be over it when it was time to go, though. In this costume he was wearing underwear, but we needed him in a diaper to leave the house. To the party he went as a chef--apron, oven mitt, flour on the nose, and a small muffin pan. (Same costume we used for Lil'Nathan when he was two.)
And here they are, all three. This is one of my favorite pictures of the three of them. Lil'Nathan is a Nephite warrior. (We just finished Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites) and he comes complete with a duct tape sword and shield. (Go Daddy!) The cape and "skirt" are all his own design. Mary is (obviously) a princess. She wore her Temple dress and prettiest shoes. The crown... well, it's amazing what you can do with an egg carton and tin foil. Here, Joseph is between costumes, but he sports a smudge on his nose from helping Daddy.