Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lots of Treats. Not So Much with the Tricks.

I know it's November 1st, but the trouble with Halloween is that it falls on October 31st (every year?! how does that happen, people?) and it makes it difficult to squeeze a Halloween recap in there. Well, that's just what I'm gonna do today. Because I try to throw a few family pics in here now and then so I can remember events like this through the haze of sugar high from the candy I swiped after the kids went to bed.
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Natalie was quite taken with the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney, so she decided to be a pirate (Princess) this year. I found her costume 50% off (just $12) at KMart. The boots I picked up at WalMart, knowing she'll wear them all winter. The hat and eye patch were from The Dollar Tree. 
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Michaela Byrd was a Fairy Princess or a Princess Fairy, depending on her mood when you asked her. Her costume is what she wore in her ballet recital in May; the sparkle shoes from WalMart; and the wings and tiara are from The Dollar Tree. 
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We started the Halloween festivities off with some pumpkin carving. T let the girls choose a design online, and then he got to work carving. They got to scoop the guts out, which was a highlight for them, I'm sure. We ended up with what they feel is the spookiest Jack-o-lantern ever.
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Their cousin James came over for dinner, some photo opps, and then it was time to Trick or Treat!
Halloween Pictures, Serenity Now blog

They wasted no time dumping all of their candy out on the kitchen table, sorting it, keeping their daddy out of it, and making a few trades before bed.

And I only swiped three two pieces after they went to bed.

What happened at your house on Halloween?

13 comments:

Richella Parham said...

Adorable! They look so cute in their costumes. Great job making a girl pirate--I've never seen that before!

Madeline said...

Kids costumes are always so much cuter than adult ones! But we had salt & pepper, a loofa & soap, Katniss & Peeta & some others. Plus a cute pup!

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Hi, Im Kelly! said...

love their costumes, looks great!

Kelli W said...

Your girls are too cute! I love the pirate princess:) My boys got way too much candy this year...I guess that means they can share more with mom and dad!

Simply LKJ said...

They are adorable! I remember our girls counting and sorting their candy. No swiping for this mom and dad...the kept track! LOL

Amy Marshall said...

Cute costumes...and great bargains too! My daughter wore her dance recital costume too...they are so darned expensive it just makes sense plus they are always so adorable it's a shame to only wear them once!

Stella Star Cordova said...

Amazing costumes! They all look so great!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Cute costumes! It looks like fun was had by all. It sure was a cold night for trick-or-treating!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Your girls are too cute. Looks like they were quite proud of their costumes and had a great time. Also, you totally deserve more candy. You did most the work, after all.

angela said...

Love the costumes!!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Those sweet girls are so precious! Love their girly costumes. PS. I think this is the first time I've ever seen a picture of your hubs?! Ow ow! ; )

Stephanie said...

Amanda, I can't believe how tall Natalie is getting! It is funny how I have watched them grow up via my computer screen these last couple of years. Before we know it she'll be going to prom! Adore their costumes, looks like the scored in the candy department.

Vel Criste said...

Oh what fun it it truly is to be a kid or kid at heart on Halloween! Love the girls costumes, they are truly precious. :-)

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