Okay, so here they are! The much anticipated Halloween pictures. So, this year we started planning costumes early because we wanted to be sure to have the best costumes ever! We decided to be PIRATES and Jason made the boys a very cool pirate ship. He spent his three day weekend putting it together. He fastened cardboard to the sides of the boys' wagon to create the shape of the ship. I happened to find a really cool styrofoam skull to fasten on the bow. Then he paper masched the entire boat. After that he painted it using various shades of brown, doing his best to make it look like wood. Then he added the lines for the planks. He fashioned a nice sail out of wood rods, rope, and heavy duty material. And then lastly, we had to come up with the perfect name. We decide on "The Pygmy"--and yes, Jason did scroll the name on himself--which is pretty much a group of midget people. We thought it appropriate since our Captain, Dalton, and First Mate, Connley, are little people. I must say, I was very impressed with the outcome of the ship, I think Jason was quite surprised himself. I think he might just have a talent there. :)
So, I ended up being in charge of the costumes. It was lots of fun dressing up as Pirates. We had our ward Halloween party the Saturday before Halloween. We were in high hopes of winning the costume contest. The judges couldn't decide between two sets of us and so they had the crowd vote between the two of us. The ironic thing is that we were up against Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinkerbell. Hmmm, it couldn't have gotten much better than that, the Pirates vs. Peter Pan! Well, to say the least, we won! We were so happy that all our hard work had paid off.
They also had a chili cookoff that evening and Jason made some of his yummy chili for it. He ended up winning first place in that too. (I was so proud of him!) We swept the competition this year! Look out 6th Ward, the Foote's do not take competition lightly! (I've noticed I'm using lots of exclamation marks! I can't help it I'm excited!!)
Well, enough talk. Enjoy the pictures...
THE PIRATE SHIP