Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween, Finally!

Now that we are well on our way into November, I guess I better get this Halloween update posted.  To be honest, I've been a little Halloweened out.  If you remember, a few short posts ago, I was excited to have the opportunity to dress the girls up numerous times.  I mean, I wanted to get my money's worth out of those costumes, you know!  But, by the time Halloween actually rolled around, I was officially over it.  I am very thankful that our two-doors-down neighbor invited us over for a "Trick or Treat" pre-party because that actually gave me something to look forward to.  So, once again, we got our little pig and chicken all dressed up and we went to party!  

The funny thing about hanging out at our neighbor's house with the usual crowd is the ratio of boys to girls.  You would not believe all the little boys running around that place.  It's always an eyeopener for me because we, obviously, don't have any experience with boys.  They are so different!  They have weapons and play football and make all kinds of weird sound effects with their mouths!  

You can see by Layla and Jenna's faces that they are intrigued by boys as well!  These two cuties are our twin neighbors.  Check out their muscles and their guns! 

Fortunately, they have no problem settling in...especially when there are hot dogs involved!

"Ooh, sissy!  The ice bucket!"

Remember the episode with the beer can?  Well, she's trying to cut back.  This time Jenna opted for Vanilla Coke.  (Don't worry, it wasn't open.)    

Vanilla Coke or not, they still got their fair share of sugary treats.  Krispy Creme donut, anyone?  
Layla: "Don't mind if I do!"

Also on this night, Jenna discovered juice boxes.  We brought our own sippy cups full of thirst-quenching ice water, but once she "borrowed" someone's juice box, it was all over.  She crawled her way up into every seat around the table and depleted all the unattended juice boxes!

What could possibly come after all that sugar?  Dance party with Whitney Houston, of course!

Here's the crew!  Layla had enough of her headpiece by this point...can't say I blame her.  I was over the costume days ago and I didn't even have to wear it!

Another group shot!  The three youngest kiddos decided they weren't going to cooperate for this one.  That little cutie dressed as Robin is our soon-to-be neighbor.  He is just a few weeks older than the girls and I can only imagine the fights they will have over him in the years to come!  

When all the other kids left to go Trick-or-Treating, we headed back home to pass out candy.  
"Ooh, fruit snacks!  We're really digging this Halloween business!"

Layla: "Jackpot!"

Jenna: "Hey, Mom!  I see Toby!"

Lolli stopped by to see the girls in their costumes.  Layla is showing her the cool blowup display in our across-the-street neighbor's yard.  

Jenna decided to get a little more up close and personal with the ghosts!

As the kids started coming around, Jenna would stand at the end of the driveway with a single piece of candy to give away.  It was really cute!

As the night grew dark, Lolli and Daddy took the girls inside to bathe and put to bed.  Although, their Mommy was ready to put Halloween behind her, Layla and Jenna had so much fun this year!  From the photo session to the Gymboree Party, from Monster Dash to Trunk-or-Treat, and then finally Halloween, these little farm animals were such troopers...they loved every minute!  Until next year, Halloween...although your spirit (leftover candy) is still haunting me!

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