Thursday, November 4, 2010

happy halloween

For real, how adorable are these little people?

Jackson was freakishly excited for trick-or-treating this year. He thought about his costume for months and he wanted to be a Viking like in "How to Train Your Dragon". He ran around our neighborhood like a crazy person. And then crashed the second he got home. He is sortof an emotional roller coaster most of the time anyway, so we're used to it...

And Macy pretty much decided on her costume about one minute before we left to go trick-or-treating. Originally she wanted to be Dan Zanes, her most favorite musician ever. She LOVES her some Dan Zanes. Most days, she tells us to call her Dan Zanes. Our costume plan was to just dress her up in crazy clothes and make her hair stick up like Dan Zanes. After Halloween last year, I bought 3 little girl costumes for $1 on clearance at Walmart. A cowgirl, Super Girl, and a princess. (I have to admit, I'm super glad she's not embraced the princess thing yet...) We also have a bunch of costumes that our daycare kids play with everyday. So, the girl has options when it comes to costumes. Every time we would ask her what she wanted to be for Halloween, she always came up with a different answer. I was slightly pleased that she decided on Super Girl since we already had the costume ready and didn't have to put much last-minute effort into getting one ready. Macy has always been a little on the shy side, but these past 6 months or so she has really come out of her shell. So, she enjoyed trick-or-treating as well. Admittedly, she had a hard time keeping up with her older brother who was running around and screaming all night, but at least she walked up to a bunch of houses and said "trick-or-treat" and "thank you" at the appropriate times. And then when we got home she was over-the-top hyper. Opposite of Jack.

Last but not least, our little Zoe monkey. This costume was from our stash of daycare kid costumes. It fit her. So that's what she wore....she sat in her stroller most of the time we were trick-or-treating. Well, it was more like she was stuffed in her stroller, since the monkey costume was slightly puffy. She grabbed two little candy bars with her chubby little Ninja death grip and didn't let go of them all night. She was all set.

Hope your Halloween was super.

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