Here they are in all their finery.... Peter Pan and Tinkerbelle
Peter Pan found his shadow, by the way...
I took the kids to my brother and sister-in-law's neighborhood to go trick or treating. This was their first time going house to house. (Where I live you would have to drive around, so I've never taken them around here.) So, here's my niece Emily, Sarah, Ben and my sister-in-law, Kim visiting the first house on our walk.
Peter Pan had an upsetting moment. He realized he lost his sword and got quite upset. Kim's sister was so nice - she walked back the whole way we came until she found it, almost back where we started!
The kids have a huge pile of candy and treats, HUGE! Enough until next Halloween.
We met back at the house and the kids had hot chocolate. And we ordered pizza for supper.
My mom and grammy stayed with Elizabeth while we were trick or treating. Look at how cute she is - I got a picture of her with her eyes open!
Tomorrow my nephew, Gabe, and Todd's cousin's little girl are coming here trick or treating. Can't wait to see what they are!!! :-)
The Halloween spirit was alive and thriving in our home tonight. The kids were busy painting the wooden dolls and costumes that they got from Tante Kimmy.
Ben, doing a lovely job on Frankenstein.....
Sarah, the pretty princess dress...
the final results.........
Sarah did top row. Obvious, isn't it? Pinks, purples, girly looking.
Ben did the bottom row. Notice the creative evolution of Frankenstein. He got a little carried away with the mixing. And of course, the boy doll is wearing a Steve (from Blue's Clues) shirt and browntan pants. Browntan. How many of you have heard of that color before? If you wear khaki colored pants your wearing browntan pants. A must for the proper Steve attire.
We cleaned up that activity and moved on to the pumpkin carving festivities.
Here is my husband performing his yearly tradition of carving the pumpkin. Now, when I got my camera out to take some pictures he gave me that your-not-gonna-take-pictures-of-me look. He was napping on the sofa prior to this and his hair was messed up. Did you get that - his hair was messed up and he didn't want me to take a picture of him because he might look silly. So what does he do?
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. (I told him I was going to post this picture. I said Uncle Ryan needed a good laugh when he checked my blog.)
Tomorrow is trick-or-treating for the kids. They're so excited about it. More Halloween pictures to follow. :-)
Sarah came home from school yesterday with the spooky magic kit that I ordered for her from the monthly book order at school.
When she looked through the form last month, she read the description and liked what she saw. It said that you could "read someone's mind" and she just had to have it because she wanted to be able to read my mind.
Well, she was so into this kit. She had the book propped up on the table and she would refer to it as she performed her tricks....
Can she read my mind? Well, not exactly. She realized that she'd been fooled. It was just a magic trick. :-)
(I asked one of the women that went on the hay ride with us if she would mind taking our family picture. I'm so glad she said yes!)
Look at this cute one I got of my two children...
And I actually got one of my husband. Smiling. Without tongue sticking out. Will wonders ever cease.
We did the maze and the milking of the cow. And today I went on the big slide. I have proof. Todd took this (sorry it's blurry, he's not familiar with my camera)....
It looks like fun here, but I forget I'm not a kid anymore. I went off the end at the bottom and slid on the straw and landed on my rear end with Ben in my lap. Uuuuuh. My back still hurts, I think I compressed my spine an inch.
We came home by way of Dunkin' Donuts to get coffee for Todd and an extra large hot chocolate for me and the kids. It was chilly out there today! :-)
This almost happened to me once and I found this quite humorous.
I took Ben to McDonald's a couple of months ago for a lunch treat. We went in to order and got our meal to go. As I was walking away from the counter, both hands full of bags and drinks, Ben decided to put his hands in my back pants pockets and hang. My pants were loose and I felt them coming down and aaaaaahhhhhhhhh! Ben! Get off!
Luckily, I kept my dignity intact and I then gave Ben a talking to about hanging on mommy and how it's not a good idea to do it in the future. :-)