First, I volunteered to help Bridget's class with their Halloween party. It sounded so fun on paper - I'd get to see all the kids in their costumes and have fun playing games with them. The reality was changing four diapers, getting myself dressed, getting all three kids into their costumes (Emil's is pasted on, if you can't tell), making copies of my lame "find the differences" game, and getting to the school before 9:05. We dropped Bridget off, then went to the next town over to find a parking spot. This was my initiation to the School Halloween Parade. Oh! THE HUMANITY! So very many children and so very much noise. The babies were delighted. Not.
|That's Bridget's teacher with the spider hat.|
|I could barely hear Colin screaming.|
|They also closed their eyes and Peter Pan picked one of them out to cover with a sheet and they had to remember which person was missing. Bridget loved Lola's cowgirl costume. "She was so beautiful." :)|
This little girl was Astrid from "How to Train Your Dragon." I bow to the woman who made this costume because it was awesome.
We came home from that extravaganza and had some lunch and quiet time, which turned into an epic meltdown by Mama. Someone didn't flush the toilet and left the door to the bathroom open for a couple of babies to discover the joy of splashing. The babies and Someone got a bath and then everyone took a nap, by order of the queen. Grrrrr. Worst Halloween trick ever.
Ahhhhh. After naps it was time to go trick-or-treating with Clara and Eddie!
They were total pros. Running everywhere, saying "trick-or-treat" as loud as they could. Good form, all.
It was getting dark, so pretty much all my photos are out-of-focus. I loved this next one too much not to include it.
Oh, the happiness! They were coming out of their skin with joy. And then...
You can't really tell what's happening here, so I'll explain. Cameron, a 12 year-old perfectly nice kid, came out the door just as the kids were about to get their own candy from the bowl on the porch. He was wearing a scary mask and he chased them. High pitched screams of terror followed. We see that Bridget's fear instinct is to freeze up, while Clara and Eddie are running for their lives. Is it so wrong that I'm laughing right now?
Kristi helped get them their candy a few seconds later. Look how creepy Cameron is in the door way.
It officially got too dark after this picture. It's one of my favorites. We have such a sweet neighborhood. These girls are all taking just one candy from the bowl left on the porch.
Then it was time for a visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house for more candy, Chick-fil-a, and getting a load of Nate's costume.
Brainy smurf, y'all. He requested it.
Colin has officially picked his favorite - Grandma.
Emil and Colin were fascinated by Nate and his blue face and glasses.
Good thing I didn't take any pictures of our church Halloween party on Saturday night or our pumpkin-carving party on Sunday night. I'm so happy to be changing the calendar over to November today! This morning at breakfast Bridget said, "I miss Halloween." Dude.