Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

I'm just trying to get some pictures posted from Halloween.  I had trouble getting clear shots of the kids because 1.) it was getting dark fast, 2.) there are three of them and one of me, 3.) I haven't had a lot of time with my camera lately and I tend to keep it set on "auto" which means I don't always get what I was hoping for when I clicked.


I should mention that I am NOT a fan of anything scary on Halloween.  I love to let the kids dress up and have fun, but I do not like being creeped out by scary costumes or anything.  I was thrilled that Kendall wanted to be Sleeping Beauty, although by Halloween, she decided on Tinkerbelle instead.  Clark really wanted to be a dragon and somehow I didn't really have anything that would work (or so I thought).  We went to an indoor trunk-or-treat type event the day before with another little friend of theirs who was dressed as Woody (from Toy Story), so we sent him with his Buzz Lightyear costume and he seemed happy.   Emma was Skirt Girl.  Come on.  You've heard of her/ She's the newest and greatest super hero of them all.  OK, not really.  She is Emma's hero.  She said she wanted to be skirt girl and when asked what that mean, she replied "I wear a skirt and look beautiful."  I asked what else she would wear and she said that she would need a long or short-sleeved shirt and some pretty things.   I missed the "pretty things" but she seemed to love her outfit.  I think she will be able to help us stay creative during future Halloween costume-planning-sessions.

All three kiddos have been sick off and on for about 2 weeks.  Clark was home with me for two days last week and Emma has been home this week.  We had originally planned to return to the BEST NEIGHBORHOOD EVER for their incredible parade and opportunity to trick-or-treat, but decided to stay home.  The kids were bummed until we said they could go out (with Daddy) to a few houses.  They only hit about 5-6 homes that evening (including, of course, Poo Pa's house) but they loved every minute.  Parenting success!

I hope that everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween!

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