Monday, November 5, 2012

HaLlOwEeN 2012

This year we had a little M-I-N-N-I-E M-O-U-S-E at our house!  After much deliberation and debating between Minnie and Spiderman, Minnie won out and Grandma Bryant went to work with her sewing machine!  Yes, Grammy B. made Delaney's little red dress!  Isn't it adorable!?!  We also had a little help with a donation of some mouse ears from one of Auntie Jess's old dance costumes!  I think it all came together perfectly!
 She LOVED her costume!  I expect she will continue to love her costume for quite some time!  She was so excited to wear it all day at Holly's, and then come home and put it on again after dinner for trick or treating!  She got a taste of it from Boo at the Zoo, but I don't think she had ANY idea what we were in for! 
 We started off tagging along with our neighbor friend Greyson.  She did pretty good keeping up, but Greyson was anxious to catch up with his buddies!  He lasted for quite a few houses before he took off, and left us to our own devices!  We managed just fine on our own.
Aren't they cute waiting so patiently for their treats!  Delaney managed to say "Trick or Treat" and "Thank You" at about  80% of the houses.  After every stop she would turn around and say, "We have to fill it up, Mommy."  Meaning, we have to keep going until her little pumpkin bag was full of treats!  Eventually, she started to tire out, and we made the "U-turn" for home.  We hit the last few houses on the way!
We did our best, and Delaney got a sample a few of her prizes after we got home!  She was one happy girl!  I lost count of how many she had that night, but we've been trying to limit it since thing to two pieces per day (since she's two)!  We'll need a more sophisticated system in a couple years!
Neither Delaney or Daddy were too photogenic by this time of the night, but I wanted a picture of them anyway!  As you can probably guess, both of them have their mouths full of candy!  We took advantage of the beautiful weather and started a new tradition this year.  Craig set up the fire pit in the driveway, and some of our neighbors came over with their bowls of candy to hang out.  The Trick or Treaters hit the jackpot when they stopped at our pad.  They had four bowls of candy to pick from for most of the night!
Since I'm usually the photographer, here's proof that I was there too!  In fact, while Craig was handing the candy at home, I was Delaney's co-pilot for trick or treating!  We were both exhausted by the time we made it home!  We had a lot of fun this year!  These holidays seem to keep getting better and better as we start more traditions and she understands more!  It makes me look forward to the upcoming holiday season!  Hope you all had as much fun last week as we did! 

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