Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween from our crew to yours!
I hope you all survived the chaos that Halloween brings a knocking.
The boys have HUGE bags full of treats.
They were up late.
They had a blast.

I will always remember my 7 year old, Charley, running full speed from house to house.  He was SO happy.  It was hilarious.  We happened to head out at the same time as our neighbors.  So we walked with most of them for quite a long time.  This made the whole night 100 times more fun.

I will always remember my 3 1/2 year old, Henry, trucking along behind the crew.  Not missing a house.  His little feet zipping so fast up the driveways.  Luckily we had no wipe outs.  The kid runs with the big kids! 

I will always remember my 9 month old, Sydney, and how adorable she looked in her ladybug costume.  I remembered the shoes at the last minute and that put the cuteness factor over the top.  She made it almost the entire time trick or treating.  What a little trooper.

This other little lady bug is 6 weeks old.  And it just so happens that these two daddies were in the birthing class for their first son's together.  Both had our second boys within a year of each other.  And both of our families completed our troops with little girls this year.  Their grandma lives across the street so they will know each other.   

These holidays that roll around every few months that transform your house with decorations and bring excitement that throws off your whole day to day routine can bring out the scrooge in a parent.  I tend to have had enough before the event has started.  BUT, then I have moments where I witness the true bliss and joy and I remember that they are only young once, and I am only the mama of children at this age once.  And soon enough they will be ditching me for their friends.  So Ed and I both bundle up and walk the trick or treat route.  Both afraid to miss it.  Because the next morning...you realize it is over, and there are really only a few more Halloweens left where they are this magical for your littles. 

I hope you took a moment to enjoy a treat. 


April Kaiser said...

I love that Packers costume, wondering where you got it? Mollie was a lady bug too :)

shellycoulter said...

Love the costumes! So much fun! Sydney is so deliciously adorable!

Eli pretty much ran the entire route with the neighbor kids too. I seriously had to speed walk to keep up. Haha! They had so much fun!

Raina and Andy said...

i love the dad shot!!!

i wish your tribe would have stopped at our door :) RR

Danifred said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love watching our girls each year.

CanadianMama said...

It is really fun watching the kids trick or treat hey! And your kids are beyond cute - love the costumes!!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Sooooo cute! Love their costumes!


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