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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween has come and gone...

Today I spent the afternoon taking down all of my Halloween decorations, only leaving up the ones that will go through most of November. I just love the Halloween holiday and it was sad taking all the decorations down. I am not sure why as I have had them up since the beginning of September. Two months is plenty of time to enjoy them. I have really enjoyed the nice fall weather and taking all the decorations down reminded me that winter weather is right around the corner. Ugh!

Here are some pictures of the Halloween party at the library. Jaidyn had to keep this a secret as Addy had preschool and wasn't able to go. Surprisingly she made it an entire 2 weeks without telling Addy. Addy would have been so disappointed as she gets to go to the Library story hour two days each week while Jaidyn is in preschool and she absolutely loves it. Jaidyn got to Trick-or-Treat the library building, make a photo frame, eat cookies and parade through a nearby nursing home.

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Too much excitement for what was to come later in the evening delayed naps. Even lying down with the girls didn't get them to sleep. Addy fell asleep about 30 minutes before we were ready to head out the door to trick-or-treat the neighborhood block. Instead of the cute black and pink cheetah kitty that we hoped she would be, she woke up as a pink and black spotted sour puss. Getting her to put on her costume ended up being a fight. She started out the neighboorhood walk in a screaming fit. You can tell in the pictures that we took on our front porch before leaving that she was MAD.

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The witch is in! My mom has made it a yearly tradition to hand out candy at our house while we walk the block.
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Still Mad! Not even the bribery of candy will get her out of the stroller. At this point, she would rather sit and pout while Jaidyn scores all of the candy. Poor Kitty!
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One of the cutest kids on the block (the other cutie is pouting in the stroller).
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Out of the blue, she changed her mind and climbed out of the stroller and went running up to this lady's front door.
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Addy: "I'm a Kitty Cat! Meeeooowww!"
Lady: "She is just the sweetest! And oh so cute!"
Me: (Under my breath) "You should have seen her about 20 seconds ago."

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Last Stop
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Meeeeoooowwww!
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Doesn't this picture make me look like Mom Of The Year? Addy picks eating an apple over the handful of candy. I must be doing something right. Ha!
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We have also visited Saunder's Haunted Hill the past three years. These people go all out and start decorating at the beginning of September. Crazy!
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I'm usually a very friendly gal, but am not sure that I want to be friends with this guy.
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Addy picked up this skeletons arm and was waving it at us. I can't believe she would even sit close to him.
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The witch is in! Restyled Home is one of my favorite decorating blogs and someday when I have a home with an entry way, I would love to recreate this witch ensemble . Too cute! Over the next year, I am definitely going to be on the lookout for some of these items at garage sales.

3 comments:

Brenda said...

Such great Halloween pictures! Your girls are adorable!

Renee and Brian said...

The girls look so cute! I just love the picture of Addy's pout. It just doesn't get any cuter than that!

Haley said...

We enjoyed seeing your pictures. We love you all!