Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halloween 2010

I just want to start off by saying how much we missed our small group's Halloween party this year! We've had it the past 2 years and LOVED it. Shane and I didn't even dress up this year :( Hopefully one day we will be able to revive that party! Hope those of you from our small group had a great Halloween and were able to find another party to dress up for. Dana, did you win best costume again this year? :)

For this year though, we did enjoy trick or treating with our kids. We had some great friends over with their kids and we all went trick or treating together in our neighborhood. It was SO cold, but fun none the less! Wiley and Evie had a great time. Wiley kept changing his mind all month about what he wanted to dress up as, sometimes multiple times a day. (I had given him the restriction that he had to dress up as something he already has as he has an entire carton of play clothes). He'd finally settled on being a boxer for almost an entire week. The afternoon of Halloween, he decides he wants to be Batman instead (which was actually fine with me because it was so cold and windy that day and I was seriously rethinking how to be a boxer AND stay warm). So we quickly threw together his Batman costume! Evie went as a cute little poodle (although many people thought she was a lamb.) She really surprised me with how much she enjoyed Trick or Treating! She really took her time reaching into the bowls of candy and choosing a piece, the whole time grinning up at the people like crazy! At one point, it got so cold that I stopped to carry her and wrap her inside my coat. I planned to just skip the house Wiley and the other kids in our group had just gone to because she and I were getting behind. As soon as I started to pass the house, she immediately began protesting and pointing towards it - she was not about to bypass anything! :) Guess that's my little eater for ya! What can I say? Girl likes her food, especially sweets!!!

Gotham City was safe that night!

Evie trying to eat a sucker later that night. Oops, missed the mouth!

Now she got it!

All our cute trick or treaters together! This was the best shot I could get. Evie and Claire on the bottom step - Claire was a precious ladybug. Emily (lion), Wiley, and Samuel (jet pilot - Top Gun outfit) on top step.
Oh, one other funny story to tell. In our area, there is a specific night and time set for everyone to trick or treat. Our township was set for October 29 from 6-8 pm. So about 6:15 we started getting a few trick or treaters finally coming to our door. We had the kids all ready to go so we took a few photos so we could pass out some candy. Then it took a few minutes to get coates, gloves, hats, flash lights and everything on and in hand and everyone out the door. Shane and I were the last ones out. Wiley and Evie had gone on out with our friend Brian. He told us later that while they were all in the driveway waiting on us to lock up, kids were still coming up the driveway to our front door for candy. Brian said that Wiley was standing in the middle of the driveway, holding his hands up and saying, "We're about to leave! We're about to leave!" over and over again! :) Kid knew he'd never get out of there to go and get candy if other kids wouldn't stop coming!!! So funny!

Random photos

I'm such a slacker at keeping out blog updated. Lately, whenever I get on there, I end up just posting a slew of photos because, well, let's just be honest, photos of the kids are really all that everyone wants to see anyways! So here you go . . . Enjoy :)

They are both growing so fast! I love photos of the two of them together, even though they never turn out great.

Wiley dressed as Bible Man.

Bed Head! Can you guess which side she slept on???

Evie wanted Wiley to sit on her lap! I love Evie's face in the one above - it's a classic Evie face and I'm so glad I caught it on camera!

"Driving along in my automobile . . . With no particular place to go. . . "

The blue kick board behind Evie's head is so she wouldn't get whip lash every time Wiley stepped on the gas! (So funny, but it really did help!)

Evie's 1st haircut

Early October, we took Evie to get her first haircut at a year and a half. We had hoped to keep waiting, but her bangs were always getting in her eyes while she was playing so we decided it was time. We didn't cut it short, just a trim all over and her bangs. She also got a free manicure with her haircut and did surprisingly well for it! Motty and Poppy were here visiting us and we were so thankful they could be there for such a sweet and special moment.
Our family just before Evie's haircut
Waiting for Evie's "stylist"
I'm ready . . .
1st manicure! She did so great!
Later that night, Motty gave Evie a pedicure with a fun pedicure kit she brought for her, complete with flower stickers!
If you look closely, you'll see she is holding a bottle of fingernail polish. She had one in each hand and insisted on holding them throughout the entire haircut. She did so great and didn't fuss or cry once!
Look how long her hair is when it's not curled up!
Wiley had to get in on the action, of course!
Ta-da!!! The after shot! (Note the bottle of nail polish still in hand!)