I LOVE Halloween. It is one of the best holidays of they year. It celebrates great costumes and CANDY!! What could be better then dressing up and eating candy 'til you get sick? It's the best of both worlds. Check out these amazing costumes...
Aidan was being shy and hiding behind his costume paper kid.
There we go... this is one spider that you wouldn't mind having around. He's sweet, delightful, and totally against violence of any kind (like smacking a pinata)
This handsome cowboy comes with his own soft horse that you could lean over and take a nap on. Makes for better nights out under the stars.
Better be moseying along.
Open your eyes princess - your Cinderella, not Sleeping Beauty...
There's that Cece grin that we know and love. Doesn't she make an adorable princess?
This is pirate Abbey, she was going to dress up as a mermaid, but the fickle minds of pirates - ye haf to surrender or walk the plank!
Tessa made and amazing butterfly. The real question is do we like this side better?
or this one? They are both pretty diva-esque.
Didn't I tell you they had pretty amazing costumes? They were worried that there wasn't a picture of me... um, that's ok. I was dressed as a witch. This tummy of mine is pretty big and would have taken up most of the picture (just 5 weeks more and little Elinor will be here to join in the fun!)
What a good lookin' group of kids!
These are one of my favorite Halloween crafts. The kids get to take the craft paper kid home and make a costume for it with their parents.
They always come up with the best ideas. We had a mermaid (Abbey), Tweedledee (Miss Maren - my energy level did not match my ambition this year), butterfly (Tessa)
cowboy (Reese), spider (Aidan), and princess fairy (Cece)
Now, we get to the good part - smacking that pinata open. Abbey had a wild swing so I was more worried about the spectators then her actually hitting the pinata.
Cece kept giving it love taps. She is way more bark then bite!
BIG Thanks to Cece's mom (Amanda) for donating the Shrek pinata this year. We didn't have to hit a pathetic looking pumpkin made from an orange paper bag by yours truly. We got a real deal to whack this year.
Time to bring out the big guns. Let me remind you Aidan was abstaining from the violent attack on the poor pinata and Grace was sadly absent - with Abbey in restraints, we had 2 left to do all the dirty work, Miss Tessa who looks deceptively weak and lady-like.
and Reese who could probably play for any major league team he chooses in a few years. That kid has GOT an arm on him.
Just a few minutes with those two and there was candy EVERYWHERE!! after the pinata we were a little wore down. We popped popcorn and watched Mickey Mouse House of Villains. It was a lot of fun and a good time was had by all!