Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!

Happy Halloween!

Youngest 4 Fyfes Halloween 2010

The kids loved dressing up today. Cameron started out the day wearing a jack-o-lantern costume, and then changed into a cheeky devil costume for trick-or-treating. Gabriella wore a batgirl costume and she seemed to think that batgirl was supposed ot be evil, so she made her "evil face." Isabella dressed up as Tinkerbell, and Connor dressed up as a vampire.

Cameron Halloween 2010

Cameron1 Halloween 2010

Isabella Halloween 2010

Connor & Bella Halloween 2010

Connor Bella Gabby Halloween 2010

Youngest 4 Fyfes1 Halloween 2010

Bella1 Halloween 2010

Connor Halloween 2010

Gabby Halloween 2010

Gabby1 Halloween 2010

Trick-or-treating Halloween 2101

Trick-or-treating1 Halloween 2010

Cameron trick-or-treating Halloween 2010

Trick-or-treating2 Halloween 2010

Trick-or-treating3 Halloween 2010

Robert even wore his mask and costume tonight for answering the door.

Robert Halloween 2010

Kayla dressed up as Wednesday from The Adams Family. Angelica, who has a bit of sewing skills, made her own fairy costume. Her friend Kerri came over and dressed up as a vampiress.

Angelica & Kayla Halloween 2010

Angelica & Kayla1 Halloween 2010

Kerri angelica & Mercury Halloween 2010

Cameron got to trick-or-treat with his brothers and sisters at five houses. then he came home and Kayla, angelica and Kerri took Gabby, Bella and Connor to some more houses.

I made some ghost meringues.


I also made a jack-o-lantern candle holder and a ghost candle holder.

Ghost & jackolantern candle crafts Halloween 2010


Pagan followed the children around while they trick-or-treated, so I took his photo when he came home.

Pagan Halloween 2010

Angelica decided that she and Kerri wanted a photo with Pagan in it.

Kerri Angelica & Pagan Halloween 2010



I did not dress up this Halloween.

Mommy & Cameron Halloween 2010

Other photos from tonight:

Gabbys jackolantern Halloween 2010

Bellas jackolantern Halloween 2010

Connors jackolantern Halloween 2010

Angelicas jackolantern Halloween 2010

Angelica & her jackolantern Halloween 2010

Angelica & her jackolantern1 Halloween 2010

Cameron & Daddy Halloween 2010

Cameron & Daddy1 Halloween 2010

Cameron3 Halloween 2010

Cameron4 Halloween 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

Autumn Leaves & Other Fun

Today, I decided to take Gabriella, Isabella, Connor and our dog Mercury on a long walk through the fields to go and visit the library. On the way, we passed a lot of trees, where the leaves had darkened and fallen and carpeted the ground in a blanket of yellows, oranges, reds and browns.

I decided to take some portrait photos of the children in the leaves.

Connor in Autumn leaves 29 Oct 2010

Connor in Autumn leaves1 29 Oct 2010


Gabby in Autumn leaves1 29 Oct 2010

Bella in Autumn leaves 29 Oct 2010

Bella in Autumn leaves1 29 Oct 2010

Bella in Autumn leaves2 29 Oct 2010

Mercury decided that he loved playing leaves, especially when the children kept throwing the leaves in the air or letting him play tug of war with the leaves. (In some of the photos of him jumping, he is out of focus. I didn't have my camera set for action photos as I wasn't expecting his exuberance at finding leaves to play in.)

Mercury & Bella in Autumn leaves 29 Oct 2010

Gabby & Mercury in Autumn leaves 29 Oct 2010

Gabby & Mercury in Autumn leaves1 29 Oct 2010

Connor & Mercury in Autumn leaves 29 Oct 2010

Gabby & Mercury in Autumn leaves2 29 Oct 2010

Gabby & Mercury in Autumn leaves3 29 Oct 2010

Gabby & Mercury in Autumn leaves4 29 Oct 2010

The benefit of all of Mercury's running around was that he did, eventually, tire enough that I was able to take a couple of good portraits of him in the Autumn leaves.

Mercury in Autumn leaves 29 Oct 2010

Mercury in Autumn leaves1 29 Oct 2010

Then the kids decided to climb a nearby tree. (Bella was not quite as brave about climbing the tree as Connor and Gabby were. And please keep in mind as you view the photos that I did not choose Isabella's outfit!)

Connor in tree 29 Oct 2010

Gabby in tree 29 Oct 2010

Connor & Gabby in tree 29 Oct 2010

Bella hanging in tree 29 Oct 2010

Once we got to the library, I let the three of them choose a book each and I sat on the floor beside their child-sized table and read the stories aloud to them. After we visited the library, we went into the store that was next door to it to buy the kids some drinks. They found a Dolmio display and were quick to ask me to take their photos in it.

Connor Bella & Gabby in the Dolmio Faces in Asda 29 Oct 2010

All in all, it was a fun day. Next time, I'll bring Cameron too. (He had been napping, so we left him home with his two teenage sisters during our walk.)