06 November, 2014

The One With All The Halloween Pictures

We have (unfortunately) reached that stage of life where Halloween is no longer just one night.  It's a full fledged week of parties and activities. Most of which include costumes and waaaaaaay too much candy/cupcakes.  I know, I know, I am a curmudgeon when it comes to this holiday.  Bah humbug.

Anyway, on to the cute pictures of my children.

Evie dressed at Izzy from Jake and the Neverland Pirates (she likes to add "Group" to the end of it).  She came up with this costume idea all on her own and stuck with the idea. I am so proud of her.  We used a pink shirt and jeggings she already had, I purchased the dual purpose (Halloween & Fall/Winter) boots at Target with a coupon, and ordered the bandana and pixie dust pouch off Etsy (I could have made it, but, let's be real, it would have been ghetto and probably cost me the same amount in supplies).  She looked adorable and LOVED to dress as Izzy!

She had a costume party at her dance class. The first of many celebrations!
Eric and I went to a Halloween party (mandatory costumes) with friends from church.  We also wanted a find-in-the-closet costume.  We tried to think of famous couples that hadn't been represented at last year's party.  I came up with Monica and Chandler (because Eric is a Transponster, too).  Eric suggested we pick a popular scene. So we went with the scene in Barbados when they're playing ping-pong.
"I came here with Monica and I'm leaving with Weird Al."

We had a really fun night.  And I drank waaaay too much for the first time in a long time.  I paid the price.  Y'all, I am never drinking again.  (haha)

Then we had Trunk or Treat at Evie's preschool.  This is something we could have skipped, but we really wanted to spend the evening with my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins.   They go to the church were Evie attends preschool.  It was a double whammy.  We also invited Eric's parents (Happy Birthday to G. Daddy!) and our friends Sean and Victoria.
I was expecting more of a casual tailgate type of night, but it we had an estimated 1300 Trunk or Treaters. OH.MY.GOSH.  What I didn't know is that this is a community outreach event for the low income families in the area. They get to dress up in costumes, trick or treat, and then are served a warm dinner.
We had a great time and will be sponsoring our own trunk next year.  Such a great night!  Maggie thought so too, she was chewing on the spider ring.
But WAIT there is more!  Evie had a Halloween party at school.  Thankfully, they do not allow costumes but the kids spend the week decorating Halloween shirts.  Then, they had a class party and made little masks and played games.  Evie had a ton of fun, but came home cranky and sugared up.
The night went down hill from there.  She was a wreck.  She was in time out at least 5 times (and this is with us being forgiving about the sugary-tired-wired circumstances) before she had a meltdown.  Eric had to put her in her room to read for a while.  Once the door bell rang and she heard the Trick or Treaters, she changed her tune, apologized and asked if she could still go out.  It was the sweetest. 
We got her dressed up as Izzy.  Eric and I took turns taking her around our neighborhood.  A cold front was blowing through and it was terribly windy and cold. Someone had to stay in with Maggie and to answer the door.
Miss Maggie dressed up as a skeleton.  She glowed in the dark!  Super cute!
At the end of it all, we had a great night.  Evie tended to pick M&Ms if given the choice...probably because it's the only candy she knows!  She (thankfully) hasn't been too interested in it.  She's loved counting and organizing it, but hasn't really consumed too much (YAY!)

 Until next year,


Happy Halloween!









1 comment:

  1. So cute! Every time I think "oh, I'll just make that" I realize later that it looks ridiculous and I spent too much and yes, I should have just paid someone who knew what they were doing (see Henry's Darth Vader costume this year. It photographed okay, but not so much in real life)

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