We started the Halloween festivities by carving pumpkins on Saturday while grandma and grandpa were visiting.
Lauren got in on the action. Kind of.
Cute happy pumpkin
Lauren was to be a ladybug. Here we are, an hour before T-O-T time and we decided to practice wearing the costume. She freakin' freaked.
"Get these GD wings off of me!"
She hated the skirt more than the wings.
A witch! With a wart she wiped off before we left 'cause she hated it.
Pottery Barn LOVES me
Oh, I guess I didn't mention that at the LAST minute I threw William's shirt from earlier in the day on Lauren and called her a
homeless boy prisoner.
Waiting for dusk so we could head out
Ghetto fireflies - mosquitoes!
On a mission
Tootsie Rolls, Uncle Brandon's favorite!
Last house of the night for the pretty witch
We were out for about 25 minutes, the kids got their bags filled, then we came home to pass out candy. We don't have too many trick-or-treaters, which is a bummer, but the kids sure love to answer the door for whomever does come by. Our neighbors are so good to the kids which I think is so kind. I was pleased with the "thank you" and "have a good night" statements that I heard from the kids without any prompting.
It's all as it should be, another Halloween down. One had a breakdown because of the costume. I turned a fun activity into a teachable moment by reminding them to stay on the sidewalk and not to walk on people's lawns at every house we visited. There is candy to steal from their baskets after they go to bed at night. Hope your night was as it should be, too.
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