Monday, November 1, 2010


Halloween has been SO fun but I have to say I am exhausted and glad that it is over. After dressing Dakota up in his costume for 4 days this week I am glad I don't have to do it anymore.

So as we were deciding what he should be this year, we knew we didn't want to spend much money, and he wears his cowboy hat and boots every we decided to just go with what we had. We couldn't just do a plain cowboy because that is what he is every day :) so we decided to dress it up a little more and so....
we got ourselves a real live sheriff! Is he not the cutest sheriff you have ever seen?! We think so! The best part about his costume is that the jacket he is wearing was my mom's when she was a little girl. And his belt buckle was also one that my mom won! How cool huh?!

He sure LOVED playing the part too!

He is in a duel!!! :)

So we started off our Halloween partiness with our ward party. Zach and I weren't able to go because he had A LOT of homework to get done so our sweet neighbors volunteered to take Dakota with them and he had a ball with his buddy Tanner.

Tanner and Dakota

Friday both sets of Zach's grandparents had trick or treaters at their assisted living homes. The first place only has like 20 residents so it was pretty low key and all of the residents were in one room in a circle and you just walked around and they passed out candy. They were sure cuties.

Us with Grandma Minnie and Grandpa Ed.

We then went to Grandma Nannie's place and I was not prepared for the intensity of this place. The line was out the door to get in. The residents were all outside their rooms and you had to go through the whole place and you couldn't take your time because people were lined up behind you. They had a spook alley and everything. It was pretty crazy but really fun. Dakota LOVED it!

Us with Ashley, Beau, Monkey Houston, Vicki, and Doug is taking the pic.

Us with Grandma Nannie

After the grandparents trick-or-treat we took Dakota to the Treehouse Museum for their little non-scary Halloween thing (I can't remember what it's called if you can't tell). Doug, Vicki, and Houston came with us. It was pretty cute but a little long for Dakota.
Waiting with Daddy for it to start.

Taking a cowboy break, eating an apple.

Grammy and Houston

Of course Saturday we had to dress him up again to go trick or treating to the other Granparents, a couple neighbors and friends. We were pretty trick or treated out by that time so we went home and passed out soda to the trick or treaters that we didn't miss. Dakota thought that was pretty cool too to see all the kids come to our house.

Sunday was the Friedli Halloween party and that was SUPER fun! We all dressed up, had dinner, and played a few games. There were some pretty good costumes...everyone got pretty creative!

The whole gang! Grandma a Gypsy, grandpa an "old cowboy", Jenny as Wonderwoman, Bobby as aquaman (yes he has underwear over his thermal pants :)), Olivia was a ladybug, Beau, Ashley, and Houston were little gangsters (Houston looked so cute), Zach was a chic magnet (wearing my tight shirt, while pumping some iron :) )and I was a babe magnet (last minute idea), Dakota of course a sheriff, Ryan was Bob Marley (SOOOO funny) and Lindsay was his girl, Vicki a witch, and Doug was Elvis. It was so fun!

Playing our parts!

So game #1. Us wives hid gummy worms in whipped cream and gave the boys 40 seconds (cuz it was Bobby's 40th birthday party as well) to find as many as they could. It was great fun to watch. Zach, Beau, and Ryan all tied and got all 12 of them.

The aftermath

Game #2- The boys had to throw little pumpkins into our mouths. The ones who caught the most win. We were at a clear partner was fair! J/K That is just my excuse because we didn't win. :) Ashley and Beau won that one, despite Vicki's criticism that Ashley wouldn't catch any! :)

Game #3- Who could eat their doughnuts the fastest. Of course Ryan won! He said he has lots of practice! :) But I beat all the girls, that counts for something right?! I am good at one thing...EATING! :)

Overall, it was a great time!!! Just being around friends and family is the best!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!


  1. WOW-- LOTS of halloween FUN!! You guys look SO CUTE and of course, Dakota is the CUTEST sheriff EVER!! We need to get the love birds together to play, it's been a while! ;)

  2. What a fun week, Dakota looks awesome and I love that part of his costume comes from your mom! Yes, that 2nd game wasn't really fair, if I could've subed in for Z, we would've won! ;) We always win. Ha. Glad you had a fun Halloween! I wish I could be closer to see Dakota more, he seems like such a fun little man!!!