Saturday, November 8, 2008

October Festivities

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...



Dalton lounged in the ship during the evening next
to what looks like a bottle of rum. He looked like a
drunk little pirate.


Dalton's Pumpkin Patch experience. (He's such
a good little baby.)

This is the AWESOME sword I won
for Connley. Am I the best mom or

Connley riding the train.

Connley going down the HUGE slide. I couldn't
believe he didn't even hesitate at all.

Connley riding in the Batmobile doing one if his
favorite things, shooting a gun. Joy.

Matching shirts I made for Connley and Dalton.
They say "Captain" and "First Mate". They are
both sooo cute! Rrrrrrr.....
We hope you all had a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!


Radean said...

yeah, keep those CUTE pictures coming! Great ship too bad we all can't taste the chili

M&M Jones said...

Love the pictures I'm glad you guys won you deserved it!

Brooke said...

You so totally earned that 1st place award for the costumes. I'm still impressed that Jason hand-painted that boat. QUITE amazing! The boys look so cute too! Props to you!!

Alyssa Jenkins said...

Jennifer and Jason you are AMAZING! I love your ship and costumes! They are adorable! We are super lame, Nicholas wouldn't even dress up. He was suppose to be a pirate too.For his birthday this year we had a pirate party and I made a cake that looked like a Captains hat. I'll have to show you the pics from that.

Katie said...

That pirate ship is amazing!!!! Great costumes:)

Marissa said...

Your costumes and pirate ship really were awesome that night. Love that sword you won for Conley! And how did you make those shirts in the last picture? You guys are talented!

Connley's High Tech Space Shuttle

Connley and I built a space shuttle for him the other day. He kept sitting inside this box that I was meaning to throw away and decided that he was having so much fun with it that we should color it and make it something cool. So it is his NASA space shuttle, called Space Shuttle Connley. Once completed I had him sit in it and I pushed him around the apartment until I just about fell over dead (like after one minute!). So, that was our fun little project!

Connley's Halloween Costume

Connley's Halloween Costume

connley photo shoot

connley photo shoot

a tired little boy...

a tired little boy...
what a good sport!