Saturday, October 31, 2009


Ghosts and goblins, witches and bats, Frankenstien and Dracula. They were all here on Halloween. But at our house it was all Horton (Drew), the Whoville clover (Emma), and bumblebees (Sadie).
Our Halloween tradition continued on this year. This was Emma's first Halloween, so we introduced her to our traditions. You know, like tailgating in the driveways with pizza while handing out candy..... come on... isn't that what everyone does!?! What? No you say?


Well, that's what we do in our neighborhood. We hand out candy from the end of our driveways and watch and visit with all of the truckloads of trick or treaters. We usually have about 200 - 300 by 7:30. It's a lot of fun to see that many costumes.

This year was a bit different though because Drew and Sadie were really able to go trick or treating. We pulled them around in the wagon (well, for the first couple of houses anyways, then they wanted to hop out and enjoy the festivities (we knew they wouldn't last long in the wagon, but oh well, we tried). At one point a real bat was actually circling over our heads. We see them every once in a while, but it was pretty appropriate, I have to say, to see one while out trick-or-treating.
Drew and Sadie melted hearts when they said "trick or treat" and received lots of good candy.
Then we went back to our house for dinner and to help hand out candy.

Here's where I have to say thank you to my friends for all of the help making sure things run smoothly while I am tending to my own children. My friends handed out the candy while Melinda, Michael and I were taking the kids around. Y'all are awesome!

Daniel trying to write his name in glow stick.
An adorable picture of Sadie before we went trick-or-treating.
Drew and Sadie in the wagon
The novelty of the wagon was starting to wear off for Sadie. She was ready to get out and be a part of the action.
Drew and Emma playing with their glowsticks that Daddy got for them. I can't believe that I don't have any pictures of Drew and Emma together when both of them were still in full costume. Emma didn't last long in hers. All there was to it was a pink fuzzy hat that I knit for her and glued a tan pompom to (which was suppose to be the speck of dust), but that came off almost right away. Then, with the pull of one string, she had a pink fuzzy loop instead of a hat. Guess I need to work on my knitting.... hehe
Oh No!!!!! I spilled my candy. Good thing Aunt Mina was their to help.

After we fed the kids, we took them out to hand out candy. This was everyone's favorite part of the night. They got to run around a bit and then they shoved handfuls of candy into all kinds of character's bags.
It was so funny too, because Drew said Happy Halloween to every single trick or treater he gave candy to, and there were so many that he was saying faster than he could keep up with.
My well-mannered little guy. I was a proud Mama.
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween

Then it was time to pack it up and come inside to watch the LSU game. All of our friends flowed between the munchies set up in the kitchen and the game on TV in the living room. It was a great time to just hang out and have fun.
It was a great night. A fun time was had by all.

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