Saturday, November 1, 2008

Yabba Dabba Doo!!!

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones.
They're the modern stone age family.
From the town of Bedrock,
They're a page right out of history


You guessed it!  We went as the Flintstones for Trunk or Treat. :)

We had an absolute blast preparing for this one.  We actually had in our heads what we wanted to do, and then in true Valarie-Melinda/Melinda-Valarie form we started working on it last Saturday.  Nothing like last minute pressure to pull something off.   Melinda worked her fingers to the bone making costumes.  She was actually making hers at 4:30 yesterday afternoon.  Logan, Sydney, and I made the house and the boulders.  Melinda also made that cute little Flintstones sign.



Melinda also painted the address on the house after we got there.  See her pearls?  I made those.  :)












Bam Bam


We really love doing this every year.  Any excuse to dress up and be goofy and we are there.  We already have an idea of what we might be next year.  :) 

We had so much candy it was not even funny.


This is a picture of all our empty bags..


This is a picture of the candy we had left when they told us to start going easy on the candy.


That whole corner up there was completely covered with bags and bags of candy when we began.  We ended up not running out, but it got pretty close.

Here we are with some of our friends.

Betty, Wilma, and JuJu


Fred, Barney, Betty, Lorie, and Wilma


Bill, Hillary, and Betty


They were much shorter in person than I imagined them to be.

(this is really my nephews dressed up!)

Look Jessie even came by to see us.


Each year they have a competition to see who has the best "Trunk".  Now we don't do this for the recognition, we just do this for the fun.  Even though last year we got beat by toddlers, but that's ok we are not bitter or anything.  Nope not at all.

But this year we WON!!!!!!!!!


We had our picture taken and it and the trophy will be displayed in the Church until next Trunk or Treat.

Again we love doing this every year, but we would like some more competition.  Right now our closest competition is her.


We always wonder what Mr. and Mrs. Bickerson and their Sunday School Class are going to do.  Last year they went as Gilligan's Island.  See they even had a boat!


This year was really cute though, they had a duck blind and went as Ducks  and Duck Hunters.


They were all dressed up in their hunting gear and some of them was dressed like a ducks. They were so cute!

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(Sorry Dana I swiped your picture from your blog)

Look "Sarah" even has her gun out!  Thank goodness there was not a moose there. :)

So next year people its on!  Bring out your Big Guns and decorate those "trunks"!  After all we do not do this to win, we do it for the children.  :)




Trista said...

That looks like loads of fun! Great pics!

Vader's Mom said...

When I'm there for Christmas - what's the likelihood I'll get to meet Barney? I really want my picture made with him! )

jennifer said...

I had the inside scoop and I STILL was surprised at how cute this turned out. ADORABLE!

Did you find the toddlers and say "How you like me now, munchkins!"

I hope that you are having a great weekend.


mah-meeee said...

oh, that's really good! you guys are so creative... i was waiting to see what you guys came up with after reading on your post on the previous years ideas!

so awesome!

ValleyGirl said...

Awesome, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! You did a GREAT job and it looks like a whole lot of fun!

We are THAT Family said...

What a fun night! I LOVE it! Wish I could trunk or treat with you!

Naomi said...

Wow! Super duper cool!!!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Great costumes for you guys! Fred & Barney just cracked me up! Those men are good sports! And see I was one of the (maybe the only one) only adults dressed up at my church. I really needed you guys!

You make an adorabe Betty!

The Southern Mom said...

Pebbles and Bam Bam were precious!
Betty and Wilma weren't bad either!
And the men? Well, what can I say...Cool! You were all "over-the-top"! Congrats on the trophy!

Muthering Heights said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Spectacular! YOU are the trunk or treat master!!

marky said...

You looked Awesome!! I say every year that I want to go as the Flintstones and Rubbles.. we could pull it off..but probably not to the amazing display that you did!
congrats on winning.. I love to see all those creative ideas that others came up with!

Sandy Toes said... all look just great...I l just love it!!! So creative and fun!
-sandy toes

D... said...

That looks like a whole lotta fun. I wish we did something like that here.

Ya'll's trunk/costumes were amazing! Well done! You certainly deserved that trophy, even though you don't do it to win. ;)

Domestic Spaz said...

That is FABULOUS! OMGosh, you totally deserve that trophy!

Pamela said...

I just laughed until I cried 4 times in a row. I love the flintsones.

Life on the farm... said...

Aww I love it... I'm still a lil sore about last year...I mean you drag a boat all the way from South Huntsville and well you the way I saw Lucy and Ethel today!
They were fantastic! all my love ~Sarah

Steph said...

Oh, Valarie, you all looked awesome! What creativity--you deserved to win that trophy!

Aren't trunk or treats fun? Looks like your church really gets into it--big competition.

Fun looking at all the pics.


Leigh said...

You are all my new heros. Anyone who can pull off the Flinstones as well as you did wins in my book. YOU ROCK! I cant wait to see what next year brings!

Misty said...

You guys were GREAT! I know it's a lot of work but the kids love it (and the adults,too!) Y'all made the night extra fun!!!

Louise said...

That is SO very cool!!
AND the fact that you don't have to dress WARM for Halloween REALLY cool!!!
Great idea ;)

Suzie said...

Wow you guys rock (hee hee) what great costumes

Archie Mck said...


Debbie said...

You all looked great! Thanks for all the hard work.

Rhea at Uptake said...

Congrats on your win! I'm impressed, those are some awesome costumes. You guys did an awesome job and totally deserved to win! Congrats!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Wow -- it all looks SO great and I love the costumes!! How fun!

Jessica said...

those costumes are SO awesome! i wish our church members went this out for their cars!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

VAl, this is so over the top amazing. SWEET PEET! I would have LOVED to come and see it. Bumma

Connie said...

Man, ya'll go over the top. Amazing look alikes. I would have given you the trophy too. Fabulous!