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.
14 thoughts on “2011 Halloween Wrap-Up”
Which christmas magazines??? I am so in the mood for some good ones!
I love ALL of these pictures! You’re family is beautiful :-)
LOVE all your pics. Tell me where you got the black decor tree in the background of the very last picture taken in your family room?
Love the McPumpkin…so fun! I have an 18 month old too who is into everything! He went trick or treating on Dad’s back in the backpack and fell asleep for a time! I too got to hand out candy by myself for 2 hours!
what an awesome halloween season (is that the right word?) you had! i think i have that halloween hangover you’re talking about. ;-) haha! we got over 1000 trick or treaters – we always do. our neighborhood is just nuts and people drive from all over to trick or treat (mostly because my nextdoor neighbor does a HUGE deal for Halloween). I am so exhausted that next year I think I am going to turn out the lights and drive to someone else’s neighborhood to trick or treat! :-) haha. Evan got out of the whole thing because he had to work through the night at DWTS…so next year, he is going to have to pass out candy and not me! :-)
Looks like so much fun!
How fun!!!! I can’t believe you’re such a slacker today!!! (as I sit in my PJs, Harper in her PJs and had a Snickers for breakfast and it’s 2pm!)
All I have to say is:
Your family is so adorable! I just can’t stop eating the candy. I always put it away, so the kids can’t have a free for all, and then they forget about it and I end up eating it all. Not a good plan. By the way, you are the cutest elf ever!
Looks like everyone had a great Halloween week!! The kids looked adorable. Can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
Love the costumes and the recap of all of your Halloween festivities. What fun family memories!
What a beautiful family! It looks like you all had a great time- especially the girls. I think the day after halloween is a perfect pajama/candy day. Read up on those magazines- it’s important ;)
crewmom- Just finished reading Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications – CHRISTMAS IDEAS. It was SO good! it featured homes of several big bloggers like Centsational Girl and The Lettered Cottage. Loved it! :)
Sara – The black Halloween tree was from a store in southern Utah that has gone out of business. :( Sorry that’s not much help!
How funny, one of my students made that same jack ‘o lantern for our Halloween carnival (the cheeseburger) and she won!
We had a great night too. Starbucks has their holiday cups out now. Woot!