Task Oriented. Driven. Efficient. Yes, those words describe me to a ‘T,’ I know, so try to NOT be too shocked by this confession: I’m running a little behind.
Its just that time of year. We’ve all been sick, a couple of us MULTIPLE times (ugh), and of course its the busy season in the bow-making world. But enough with the excuses. Just enjoy my Halloween pictures…..three weeks late.
We started our Halloween celebrations with the annual Parade at Kids Kaleidoscope. I don’t think Baby A really quite knew what to do with those gloves…
But that didn’t inhibit her sassy strut down the catwalk to the oohs and aahs of the crowd of onlookers. She’s in her element when crowds are admiring her.
Does anybody think she looks like me?? Just taking a survey. Please, someone, tell me ONE of my kids looks like ME.
We finished up the parade with a little party in the classroom. See that little hottie in the fireman costume on the left of this picture?
That’s Konnor. He’s also in Baby A’s Sunday School class, and I have to say, Baby A has fallen hard. She wants to go to school *JUST* to play with Konnor. In her words, “I love Konnah the best.”
Back at home, we put the Minnie Mouse costume back on for a night of trick or treating with our friends. Baby A hung out here, at the back door, *DYING* to go. Just to interject a little observation about the differences between my two girls, off the subject: That’s what she does every day….hangs out at the back door crying, ” WANNA GO MAMMA! WANNA GO MAMMA!” As opposed to Big Sis, who I can’t pry away from the art table to go ANYWHERE.
(Her costume wasn’t supposed to be ‘off the shoulder,’ in case you’re judging my lack of parenting here. It was just a little too big and kept falling down!)
Big Sis wanted *NOTHING* more than to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Secretly, I suspect it had more to do with the pet dog in a basket than Dorothy herself. Oh yeah, and of course, those red sparkly shoes.
I bought this Dorothy costume on ebay after an intense bidding war in the final seconds, in which I ended up spending a gut-wrenching amount of money for this costume that unbeknownst to me originally came from WAL MART, as one of my fellow dance class moms informed me later. Ouch, it still hurts.
But as long as Big Sis was happy, right….? Right? RIGHT?
And I’m laying off of ebay from now on, in case you wondered. (I can hear you laughing about my recent shoe purchase, A.T. Stop it. I’m done with ebay, ok?)
We went to a little par-tay at the Thedford’s house, complete with food, food, dip, food, and dip. And did I mention that DIP? Check out Cole, Blake, KB, and Gracie on the couch, and Audrey, Mallory, Baby A, and Garrison on the floor. I think they had fun!
After the eating, we went on a little hay ride through the neighborhood courtesy of the Turman’s. It was a BLAST, I tell ya. My kids have NEVER been trick or treating before! (gasp) I know, I know…can you believe that?? We usually do the overcrowded, chaotic thing at the church, so I was happy that we had alternate plans this year. Hopefully we can make this an annual thing (how ’bout it, A.T.)?
It was hard to get good pictures of the trick-or-treaters in the dark, but I tried! My camera was, of course, being little persnickety in the darkness. My camera doesn’t like the dark. It also doesn’t cooperate in daylight, flourescent, or incandescent lighting.
Or maybe I just know how to work all those complex settings on a digital camera? Hmmm.
Any evening that ends with bags full of free candy is a-o-k with us. Free candy, and Kristi’s sausage cheese dip…that was *SERIOUSLY* the bomb. Until next October 31st….