I know I am missing a child! Rachael had a little drama. For her school dance/party she dressed up as the cutest Minnie Mouse ever. I should have gotten a picture, but I figured I would have a chance later. But I didn't.
Most of the costumes I use are borrowed from my sister Jannalee. Sometimes Rebecca. That is because these girls tend to make fabulous costumes and I do not. They have spoiled me and I have a hard time using cheap store bought costumes instead.
So the cutest Minnie Mouse costume was borrowed from Jannalee. On Thursday I got a call from Jannalee saying that her daughter changed her mind and wanted to be Minnie Mouse. Devastating to an 11 year old. We had a little crisis and Rachael almost boycotted Halloween. She even went to our ward/neighborhood party without a costume. In the end, she borrowed a poodle skirt for Trick or Treating and all was well.
(Kindyl, super cute pirate. You see what I mean about the costumes...)
(Mitchell, AKA Harry Potter. It is amazing how different he looks without his blonde hair. Not to mention hard to pick out of a crowd.)
We started out at our ward/neighborhood party. It is always a lot of fun. It is nice to see the families of some of our ward members. Many of our members have kids our age. We saw Rhonda and her cute girls, and Caryn and her cute boys. It is always fun to see those girls.
(Rhonda's little Talia with Abigail. These girls are only two weeks apart.)
I always love seeing what the grown ups come up with. It is so interesting to me because I just do not have the imagination or the inclination to come up with a costume myself. The one I loved best was a cute young couple dressed as Peter Pan and Wendy, with two cute little girls dressed as Tinkerbell. I don't know them, they are the kids of someone in our ward. (Caryn, I think you probably went to school with her) But I was very impressed.
(My cutest ladybug, Brenley)
(Abigail, tiny Jack-o-lantern. They don't make preemie costumes, so this had to do. I like it. Jannalee's Halloween bow pulled it all together, I thought.)
Then it got a little more complicated. Wendell had to help clean up, and the kids(O.K, I really mean I) did not feel like waiting around. So I rounded up the kids (easier said then done.) and headed for the car. Rachael and her friend Cami wanted to be taken to a party. But they weren't sure where it was. And I needed to get home and get the candy ready to hand out. We have a ton of kids come by our house, so I feel guilty if I am not there to hand out candy when the kids start coming around. But Bren and Mitch wanted to go Trick or Treating. Abigail was screaming to be fed. And I didn't feel like flashing the neighborhood. I basically needed to be three people, and I had no husband.
So Rach and Cami handed out candy while I fed the baby. and Mitchell snuck in for Trick or Treating with the Andersons. The girls had to wait until Wendell came home to be taken to the party. So W came home, took the girls to their thing, and then took Brenley Trick or treating. I stayed outside to hand out candy with the screaming baby. She just wouldn't cooperate. And all of the kids wanted to touch her. I was trying not to be mean. But now she has a cold. Nice.
Halloween. Not my favorite holiday. It is really only worth it for the pictures;)
When we were just about finished our friends the Princes stopped by. We haven't seen them much since our ward was split and we miss them. Brooklyn, Brenley and Courtney had an impromptu picnic in our rocks. They had so much fun sharing their candy! Abigail and Macy are only a few weeks apart and it was fun to see those girls together.
Then we peeled the children off the ceiling and sent them to bed!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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