Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween Happenings

We're not huge Halloween fans and so we keep it pretty low key around here, but since we have munchkins now we figure we've got to do something for them.  The Wednesday before Halloween one of our friends from our neighborhood had a little Halloween party for all the little kids.  We woke up that morning to 7" of snow and no power, which was interesting... I'm certainly grateful for electricity.  We had a lot of fun playing with friends and all those bodies running around helped us to not even notice that there was no heat.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures.  Oops.
This year we decided to take the munchkins trick-or-treating.  Of course the weather didn't really want to cooperate.  It was really cold and pouring rain, but fortunately we were able to get a little break in the rain and go out with friends for about an hour.  Ella had so much fun trick or treating with her friends.  But before we met up with friends we stopped at a few of our neighbors homes.  We couldn't get her to even talk to the neighbors, but as soon as she was with friends she didn't even need us to go to the door with her.  She was a pro.  Cameron did really well wearing his costume (which I was worried about since he got angry just looking at it) and he rode in the stroller the whole time we were out without giving us grief. He even got to go up to the door a few times with his big sister and thought that was pretty cool.  Anyways, we had a lot of fun despite the really cold and wet weather.  Ella keeps talking about trick-or-treating next year already.
This was the best pic I could get of the two munchkins before the Halloween party.

The remains of our 7" of snow in late afternoon.

Doesn't she look so happy to be mowing the snow...

Halloween night... all day she kept asking to go trick or treating.

Doesn't he look happy to be getting dressed up.

Ella insisted that we take a picture with Roxy... 
(please ignore the disgustingly dirty wall... I promise I do clean the walls, but that dog is so good about getting them dirty again)

There's our happy little lion

Feeling not so sure, but going along with things... for now

All ready to go

Of course, I forgot the camera, but here's a pic of Ella raiding her loot once we got home.

Cameron liked the candy too... just a little


  1. I am not a big Halloween person either, but I do love seeing all of the little ones dressed up! Your kids are ADORABLE too and their costumes were great! I saw a bunch of lions this year and I have to say it is one of my favorite costumes! So cute!

    And thank you for your sweet comment on my dining room. I love love love the IKEA curtains and I highly recommend them (especially for a cheap and simple option). I really like your blog as well. I'm so happy that you stopped by and I am now introduced to fun blogs like yours. This whole blog-land thing is wonderful! Keep posting and I look forward to seeing what you do with the nursery!

  2. They look soo cute!! It's so difficult to get a good picture of kids in their costumes - I lucked out with one great picture of Greg this year. Then once the sugar hits I just give it up completely! Looks like you had fun - snow and all!


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