Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Here's a quick recap of our Halloween this year. Beth was a very cute tiger.
Eric was going to go as Thomas but at the last minute decided to be a pirate. Luckily we had all the stuff we needed to make the change. He enjoyed the increased freedom of movement that this costume offered over Thomas.
This is Eric and Beth being cute. They were rubbing noses with each other but stopped by the time we got the camera out. So I asked them if they could touch noses again. They looked at each other and did this...
Beth was taken aback when some people opened the door. Eric would get so excited that he would say, "trick-or-treating" to everyone. It was very cute and when he finished up with, "thank you and happy Halloween," he gave everyone a smile.
Eric was thrilled with the quantity of candy and Beth liked to chew on the chocolate bars while still in the wrapper. It was a great year.
And a BIG thanks to Sam and Mary who came down from Nevada to spend Halloween with us. Sam stayed behind to hand out candy, and Mary came along and snapped these cute pictures. Thanks you guys!

Ryan's Note: Now that we're through with Halloween, I thought I'd list my top five Halloween flicks. Not necessarily the scariest movies, just the ones I enjoy the most.

#5: Ghostbusters. Classic, funny, quotable, old special effects that still look cool, and--of course--it's got Slimer!

#4: Ernest Scared Stupid. Endearingly dumb, with tremendous sentimental value. And also highly quotable.

"Hey booger-lips! How about a bumper sandwich!"


#3: Anything from Alfred Hitchcock. Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Rope, Vertigo.

#2: Arsenic and Old Lace. Two words: Cary Grant. (Did you know his real name was Archibald Leach?) This movie has him, Priscilla Lane, Peter Lorre, the two aunts, poisoning, a towering homicidal maniac, and dead bodies stowed in every nook and cranny. Hilarious LOL moments.

And . . .

(Drum roll!)

#1: Garfield's Halloween Adventure. I know this is a TV special and not a movie, but it's tops in my book. Funny and frightening for all ages. It captures the sheer candy-avarice and ghoulish delight of the holiday. If you remember this from the eighties, you know what I'm talking about.

"Candy, candy, candy, candy . . . !"

Now it's your turn. What are your top five?


Mike and Judy said...

Cute trick or treat-ers. Maybe if I had more cuties like that in the neighborhood I would like Halloween better. I just get annoyed at the teenagers who keep coming long after they are tooo old in my book.

Margie B said...

Cute costumes and darling kids! Ryan I agree with your vote for "Arsenic and Old Lace". One of my very favorite movies!

Mom Alleman said...

Your right--Beth makes such a cute tiger! Eric is a very DASHING pirate! I'm glad they had fun "trick-or treating"--I just wish they could've come to our door. But thank you for the pictures so that we can see what they looked like.

Ryan--would the Disney movie "Haunted House" with Eddie Murphy be considered a Halloween movie? That is a fun scary movie--but not too scary. Love you guys!

Nikki said...

Cute costumes! I love the picture of them "touching noses".

Those are great Halloween movies. Ghostbusters is one of my favorites, and I'm going to have to check out that Cary Grant one (was that really his name? ack)

I love Science Mystery Theatre. hilarious.

Ryan Alleman said...

Mom--I'd definitely count "Haunted Mansion" as a Halloween movie. That was another fun one.

Nikki--I highly recommend "Arsenic and Old Lace". It's great. And I adore MST3K. I have several on tape I recorded off the SciFi channel.