Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blessings & Candy

Today was one busy day. Mike and I started by going to Sara's baptism. It was a very special experience that we were blessed to witness.Then after this Mike and I had to get ready for this evening.... but we had a few things to still do to pull off his costume.Then we picked up the kids and went home to eat and get dress. I hate going shopping hungry so I figured the same logic applies to trick or treating. So the kids, Grandma Sue, Mike and I ate pizza.... Jack-O-Lantern Pizzathen it was time to get ready and dressed in our costumes....a lot of make-up was involved......
Mason as Indiana Jones
Hailey as Vampire Girl...Bella


Lily tried to eat her make-up...it was really funny...but she's our little skeleton

Can you guess what Mike is for Halloween????...He's 2Pac. He painted himself in make-up and even put in a magnetic nose ring. But he looked great.

and I was a gypsy.... Then Aunt Daina and Uncle Aaron came......and Wow they were such a big help....So Mike and I had 3 extra helpers this holiday. Grandma Sue to capture all the finest moments and Daina and Aaron. We loved the help.... but the kids especially loved having them around!!!

So now it's time to hit the pavement....and start TRICK-OR-TREATING!!!!Mason had a plan of attack...when Hailey and he would go to a house they would ask if they could have 2 candies...and if the person said "Yes" then they would ask if they could have 3 pieces. This worked so many times....they each had over a 100 pieces of candy. Even Aunt Daina and Uncle Aaron got their hands on some candy....
Here's some photos of Daina and Aaron with Lily Skeleton. Lily didn't want to sit in the stroller, Mike was all painted, and mommy's arms can only carry her for so long but they seemed not to mind holding her. When she would get a new candy in her bucket she would check it out and examine the yummiest of it. If it didn't pass her standards she would throw it on the ground. And if you take her bucket....Whoa! She yelled at you... It was so adorable....

I thought this photo was cute of Hailey and her Aunt Daina.....
As we walked around our neighborhood Mike and I realized we have no idea what our neighborhood really looks like....we need to get out more. But as we walked around we all found a house that made homemade donuts. We were just talking about how this is the first year Mike didn't get some of those homemade donuts and hot chocolate from his old neighborhood family. But just in luck we found some up here....sorry no hot chocolate but still so good.

Here's a pic of Lily holding onto her 2 favorite treats at this moment....
Would you walk by him in the middle of the night? I don't think so..... I love Mike's creativity.
But towards the end of the evening Hailey started to get alittle tired but she still wanted to collect some more candy so her hero helped her accomplish that.
But when the skeleton fell asleep we started to head back home....She would wake up randomly and check that she still had her candy. And when she seen she still had it she laid her head back down and fell back to sleep.

When we came back home Mike made some hot chocolate and I rummaged through the kids candy and took out the candy that the kids aren't allowed to eat but they still made out with tons of candy. We had to give some away and still have a big bowl of it. Oh well....
This was such a exciting evening....Lily's first Halloween, Mason and his planning that paid off , Hailey and her bonding moments....it was just a great evening. Thanks Grandma Sue for all the pictures. Thanks Aaron and Daina for spending your holiday with 3 kids that are crazy about you.
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