November 5, 2009

Bell Boo 2009

We had such a fun-filled Halloween this year. We celebrated on Friday night at our ward trunk-or-treat. Last year, we were one of the only couples to NOT dress up. This year, we decided to go all out and again, we were in the minority which always makes for an awkward evening. You let us know if you think we pulled it off...


Is it just me or was everyone and their daughter, aunt, grandma, niece, cousin, and sister a ladybug this year?


I know it's not terribly obvious here, so I'll just tell you- we were an 80's couple. Christian could also pass for Joe Dirt. You decide...

On Saturday night, we went trick-or-treating with the Reidheads. They had an aspiring chef make us dinner at their house afterwards and let's just say I've been dreaming about that meal ever since. Best spaghetti I've ever had. Probably one of the best dinners I've ever had.

And here's the duo again from the fair, doubling up in the stroller. Yes, she's also a ladybug.

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A little clip of "Thomas the Train" collecting loot for his Mommy and Daddy...:)

17 comments:

Hooshkie, Toot, & Pookie said...

So cute!!! I love that you put videos up, they are so fun to watch. You guys have a very great and happy family. :D
I vote Joe Dirt. :P

maWeesa said...

That is one very adorable ladybug.

So, you guys were an 80s couple? I thought you were Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife.

Davis Bell said...

That last comment was from Davis. We all know Melissa doesn't comment.

Stef and Bry said...

You guys looked awesome at the trunk or treat! And your kids look cute too!!

Eliza said...

oh my goodness, amelia is to die for! love that costume. I love your guy's costumes, it made me giggle picturing you guys as the only ones, man dressing up is such a huge risk, with either a big payoff, or a big cost. ;) so funny.

Macy said...

cute little lady bug. I love those little furry, baby costumes! I love THomas too.

Macy said...

btw, where did Ryan get his hatred for dressing up on Halloween? I guess Chris didn't get it, and DAvis didn't get it? hmmm.

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

Your costumes are really funny! I can't wait until I have kids to collect candy for me!!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

amelia looks so STINKIN cutE!

The Allred Family said...

I didn't see any lady bugs...must be an ABQ thing. One thing is for sure....she looks ADORABLE in that. LOVE IT. And Link would've been seriously jealous of the thomas get-up. You look like Cyndi Lauper!!!! GREAT JOB...both of you!

Jo said...

LOL Melissa, or Davis, whoever you are!

That's so funny that no matter whether you dress up or not, you're the only ones. Weird. You look great though, so I hope you enjoyed it.

I don't care how many kids were ladybugs, Amelia was the cutest. And where in the world did you find that Thomas costume? So clever. I'll be Oliver was in heaven.

Andrea W. said...

Mom, do you seriously know who Dog the Bounty hunter is?

Okay I didn't see any ladybugs and even if I did that is the cutest ladybug I've ever seen! It's perfect for our fuzzy headed little Amelia. What a doll!

Oliver looks darling, did that big old costume bug him? So cute.

I think it's great that you dressed up, I love it!

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Amelia looks SO adorable in her ladybug outfit. i think the ladybug theme must be an Albuquerque thing b/c I didn't see any ladybugs this year. I liked your guys' 80s getup.

kateworthi said...

Little Amelia's costume is so cute. And I'm in love with your wig. Where can I get one???!!! And, even though I haven't been as good of a cousin as you've been to me - I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your comments on my blog. You've never given up on me. Thanks Reba.

The Deter's and Peach's together. said...

you are welcome to stalk me anytime you want. i don't mind in the least bit :) i will stalk you as well. it was nice to chat with you too. i love park days. i kill for some adult interaction. i will see you this sunday.

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

I think the ladybug thing was an abq and az thing, but I totally second that Amelia is the cutest! What a little doll!
And I LOVE ollie's thomas the train costume, too cute!
Lastly, you guys rock for dressing up!

The Allred Family said...

Thanks for the tip on the curlers....seriously. I have been wanting to buy some and have the sucky foam ones that you sleep in and they stink...I am definitely buying those!!!