By: Jennifer Murray

Still Going Bananas Over the Monkeys!

So here’s the “Pumpkin Day” Play by Play:

The morning started off with pumpkin photos sporting our $2 Old Navy Halloween Tees…(Clark, Henry, Brooks, Isaac)

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(There’s more group shots over here….)

After some breakfast Clark and Henry went with Daddy to Lowes to buy some materials for the “float”…

Meanwhile, Brooks and Isaac helped Mama bake a pumpkin cake…


Daddy helped with the icing and sprinkles and we posed for yet ANOTHER picture…


After naptime it was finally time to get on the Monkey Suits and Load into the Bed…



Each monkey (Henry, Isaac, Brooks, Clark) behaved in a “tame” manner as we “jumped” from house to house singing “Trick or Treat” in unison…

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We were so caught up in enjoying the evening that we forgot to take any video until it was getting dark….

All the jumping wore us out (Mama and Doctor included)…

And soon enough there were…

“4 Little Monkeys SLEEPING in Their Beds! 

They Were Off to Slumber, All 4 Little Heads.

Mama Hugged the Doctor and the Doctor Said,

“Thank God for the Monkeys Sleeping in Their Beds!” 

PS Stay tuned later today for the Top 5 4tunate Halloween Photo Contest Finalist!  You’ll get to vote for your favorite entry!

15 Responses to “Still Going Bananas Over the Monkeys!”

  1. Jessica Wilder
    November 5, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    Umm,forgive me, but I just don't get it. You have FOUR kids, who are the FIVE monkeys jumping on the bed?? Please explain. Thank you! ALso how did you attach those bed frames to the wagon. Looks pretty heavy!! Cute idea though!

  2. Hilary
    November 5, 2009 at 7:40 am #

    Too CUTE 🙂

  3. The Murray Crew
    November 5, 2009 at 7:47 am #

    Jessica, yes, you are right, we only have four little monkeys, so that is why Jen is holding the fifth. Check out the picture in this post to see him:

    We took a stuffed monkey and bandaged his head, and Jen carried him around. You don't think the one that already fell off and bumped his head should be back with the other four yet do you? They are still jumping! 🙂

    Good question though, and thanks!

  4. JEN
    November 5, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    That looks like so much fun!

    My daughter was a monkey for Halloween (in fact the same costume) 🙂

  5. Kara
    November 5, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    I am running out of adjectives on your posts b/c I've commented so many times! ummm let me use the ones i've already used! Awesome, creative, cute, amazing, adorable, fun – just a few!!

  6. Tiffany
    November 5, 2009 at 8:54 am #

    Oh my goodness! This is the CUTEST thing I have seen all day! You are so clever!
    I love the pumpkin cake and shirts, too!

  7. Suzanne
    November 5, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    jmurr- isaac looks EXACTLY like you! i noticed it in one of the pics in a previous post–the older he gets, the more he looks like you! so cool.

  8. Stephanie
    November 5, 2009 at 10:45 am #


  9. Anonymous
    November 5, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    awwww love their sweet faces!!! =) ps. still curious if my card/gift card made it to you OK? I know it wasn't much…but i hope it helped in a small way =) Im worried now since I've not heard if you have and its not came back to me…. let me know =) Sioby

  10. The McNulty Family
    November 5, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    SO SO SO cute!

    BTW.. agree with Soooz.. Isaac is your double!


  11. Clair
    November 5, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    U crack me up! This is adorable!!!! LOL!

  12. AmazingGreis
    November 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    LOVE, love, love the pictures. Isaac looks just like you in the picture above where he's holding the pumpkin! Love it!

  13. Rachelle
    November 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    Your monkeys were so cute! I love the bed idea—so clever! We also did the five little monkey's jumping on the bed—same costumes and everything 🙂

  14. Briana
    November 9, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    That is the most adorable thing EVER! Seriously, you are so creative!!! Love it!!!!

    I'm sure your boys were the talk of the neighborhood! 🙂

  15. Betsy Finn
    November 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    Oh, that is too cute! I know Halloween has come and gone, but still had to say something.

    (Also, wagons are *great* for trick-or-treating with little ones. Smart move to incorporate them into the costume!)

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