Not Quite the Great Pumpkin

Here we are: Indiana (he wouldn’t let me wash off the beard and chest hair before bed), Rex the Great Animal Tamer (notice his animals), and the matching Queen Bees (thank you, Mommy, for hooking me up with the retro Beehive hairdo). I bet you’re just dying to get to your local Halloween party where you too can rub shoulders with ghouls, vampires, and polyester heros.

Rex spent the evening gorging himself on every edible piece of candy (and a few that were unedible), Harrison proved his prowess at pumpkin bowling, and the June Bee and I flitted around in our best social bumblebee impersonation. 


Rex The Great

Rex The Great



To top it off, we now have a houseful of pre-Halloween candy to deal with. Oh joy. Fuzzy teeth.


  1. I love being first to comment.
    How adorable are your kids?
    They all look great in their costumes…even with fuzzy teeth

  2. Harrison’s makeup job looks suspiciously Mom-esque.

    The little bee is adorable, by the way, and I love the animal trainer bit.

    Okay, fine. You look good too. Very skinny despite the horizontal stripes.

  3. Too cute! It looks like there was fun had by all. I am excited to pull out our costumes next week.

  4. Yours and Jens hair color are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum, who’s telling the truth?

  5. Oh my goodness! That last picture was SO CUTE! They’re al great pics actually. I bet Jason’s gonna love these.

  6. annie valentine says:

    Come on Mary, like anyone has naturally dark hair and pale skin? She’s such a faker. Me, on the other hand…

  7. Oh, we all know you’re kidding when you mention the bleach, Annie (every other post). Who is Jen trying to be, really?

    Great costumes! Your kids are darling. Especially as manly men and small, flying insects.

  8. OK, clearly, you and I have not procreated, because your children are much more adorable than my cyber-children.

  9. I should have known you’d be a Halloween lover.

    I love the disclaimer.

  10. Love the pictures! You guys look great. Your kids are so cute. I bet they had a blast!

    Oh and I really like your retro hairdo too, very cool 🙂

  11. Your kids are so dang cute. I love the animal tamer. And the hair-do.

  12. Last night was our ward Halloween party too.. My kids were superman, cat and pirate. Me, metal girl with fake tats, and then a shirt with Robert Smiths head (from the Cure) on it…I know, I know, you’re laughing at the combo (Metal and Goth!! What are you thinking, might as well dress like a frenchman and talk with a german accent!) but it was fun. I lost the chili cookoff contest (because I didn’t bring my chili) and Ian ate 3 doughnuts and all the candy corn on the table…and after 3 bowls of chili, I served sweet justice to Shawn while he was trying to fall asleep.

  13. Lots of pre-Halloween candy, eh? Why don’t you save yourself the trouble of shopping and use that for the trick-or-treaters:)

  14. I saw you on Mormon blogs, and I noticed you read a lot of the same blogs I do.
    You are funny!
    I’ll definitely be coming back to visit!

  15. These photos are priceless, I’m glad you’ve gotten around to uploading some for your hubby and I’ll be sad if you ever go back to your plain white, no photo posts. Keep them coming!

  16. That is so cute and creative! So how’s the shirt sales coming along!???

    Your kids are seriously adorable! 🙂

  17. Deanne Jacobs says:

    Priceless Photos! Annie your boys and your little June, of course, are so cute. I love Harrison’s wink at the camera! And yes, the perfect beehive do! You look fabulous!

  18. I just found you in the blogosphere . . . and think your shirts are hysterical! Got an idea for you with them (free advertising, anyone?), but the e-mail address on the t-shirt site bounced me. Contact me, please? 🙂

  19. How cute you all are. I love the animal trainer and the last photo with the thumbs up is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Wow–check out Mr. Triple Threat with the double thumbs up, wink and 5 o’clock shadow. He’s going to be a real heart breaker.

  21. What adorable pictures! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. The kids look great Annie. Oh, so does the Queen bee. Hope you guys have a totally fun Halloween, we miss you. Brody still talks about his cousin Harrison…visit again soon.