Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Last weekend was just a blur of busy. We had so much going on and I can't believe we were able to actually accomplish almost everything we planned. On Friday I baked cake balls for a birthday party order and delivered them at 9pm. Then on Saturday we took the kids to a birthday party for one of my college friend's twins. The party was in San Antonio at noon so we had to leave around 10:30 to get there in time. I will post more pictures of that party later next week. They did such a great job of making the party fun for all ages.

Then we rushed back to Austin to get the kids ready to trick-or-treat. After not really napping and eating way too much sugar, I was ready to give Avery to the first person to ring our doorbell. Luckily she got better as we got outside and saw her friends in costumes.

On Sunday we participated in the Race for the Cure with some of my friends from work. It was a great crowd and we were very happy to be a part of it again this year. After that we met some friends from college for lunch and before we knew it, the day was over (stupid time change).

Here are some pictures of trick-or-treating on Saturday.

Jack started off as a peacock but Matt just couldn't stand it and felt that it was too feminine so he made me change him back into his monkey costume. Obviously no one ever took the time to tell Matt that the male peacocks are the best looking ones. Sad, really.
Here's my little butterfly princess (according to Avery, it's the shoes that make her a princess as opposed to just a regular butterfly. duh). Her costume came from Shimmer Sister.
Jack was ready to get the show on the road so he couldn't understand why he had to pose for pictures when he had heard the rumor that people were just giving candy away for no reason at all.
Avery was pretty scared of Poppa in a clown costume and took some coaxing before she would warm up to him.
She finally reluctantly decided to approach this new, scary Poppa. And for the rest of the night, she kept asking if Poppa was going to take the paint off his face. Ah, the life of a parent of a 3 year old. The questions just never end....

Jack didn't have any problems running right up to Poppa, even in that crazy costume. He just can't get enough of his Poppa. He actually chooses him over me most days.

I love this look that Jack is giving Dad. It says..."I know that's you, Poppa, even if you are dressed up as a cast member of "Killer Klowns from Outer Space."

Avery kept an eye on him wherever she went. It was pretty funny to watch her keep her distance from him.

Jack raided the candy from Grammie's house and then was ready to head out and get more candy from total strangers.

Avery was terrified of this witch. Jack actually went up to her first. Avery didn't approach her until Jack was safely back in the wagon. So much for being a protective big sister.

Thank heavens we ran into Avery's BFF Kendel while we were out because she had been asking about Kendel all freaking night. Every time we talked about what we were going to do next she would add, "And then we are going to see Kendel..." and I wanted to just throw myself in front of an on-coming car.

Jack thought it was an "eat as you go" program. He didn't have anything in his bucket because he would eat it as soon as someone would hand him some candy.

WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK. It is just never pretty. (This is what happens when you give a toddler 3 pieces of candy. Be warned, friends. Be warned.)

Hard to keep the wild ones away from the candy bowls. Uncle Josh was not going to be the one to try and stop him.

Rona came out with her Cowgirl Sherif costume on and the kids loved it. Avery had all kinds of questions about the handcuffs. Jack just wondered if she had more candy to give him.

Thankfully, because the kids are still so young, we were able to get away with only going to 4 or 5 houses. I think they will catch on more next year and we'll end up going all over the neighborhood.

Uncle Josh totally hooked them up with candy, though, so there was no shortage in their bags. In fact, I took some heat from a friend of mine because I gave half of Avery and Jack's candy to Kendel's big sister who missed Halloween this year due to an illness. She called me a socialist who was forcing my liberal views on my child and unfairly giving away her candy.

I called it sharing.

Just remember kids, good always triumphs over evil. (ahem, I'm looking at you, Micha!)


Anjea said...

Cute cute cute! Looks like they had a great time.

ML said...

Love you too Socialist Pig! ;)