The festivities started last week when my girls got to wear their costumes to dance class and make up their own dance to perform. Oh my word. Those little ballerina’s were the cutest things ever! We downloaded the Strawberry Shortcake theme song for Addie’s dance. I may have to share the video some time. It was adorable! Then they did their usual warm-up and then the mom’s got to dance with them. Addison and I shook things up big time.
Then it was time for Ellie’s hip hop class where they too got to wear their costumes and perform. Ellie loved her costume this year, but thought it was itchy (she thinks all clothes other than pajamas are “itchy”) so the second she was done performing she tore off the wig and changed. Then the hip hoppers worked on some routines and Addison jumped in and joined them. She wants to do everything her big sister is doing.
They always have a pumpkin carving contest and I loved the entries this year. These two black pumpkins were pretty cool. But my favorite?
He was such a pill that night. Wouldn’t let me set him down for the first hour. Running away from me the second hour. Santa wouldn’t have been impressed.
Girls at their class parties. Ellie had her costume off the second the parade was over. We both agreed that next year she is wearing her pajamas and being a “sleepover girl.” I was able to help for a total of 2.2 seconds in each classroom because Kole had other plans for us. Plans that involved me paying 100% of my attention to him and him alone. I have to admit, I’m pretty pumped that this was my last Halloween with an 18 month old. There are some things about his age that I am just NOT going to miss!
Trick-or-treating was a lot of fun. Kenny took all three kids out while I handed out candy. I had some fun Christmas magazines I was anxious to read, but I didn’t get to open one of them. We had non stop trick or treaters for three hours straight! I loved it though. It’s my favorite part. Especially seeing all of the little ones in their darling costumes who have practiced their “trick-or-treat! thank-you! and happy halloween!” Half way through the neighborhood Kenny brought Kole back to the house because he was running away and not having it in the stroller anymore. Then every time I opened the front door to hand out candy he tried to escape so I finally just put him in his high chair, turned on Wonder Pets and loaded him up with enough food to last a life time.