On Halloween night we had our second annual, 'Halloween at the Mads' with some of our favorite friends. But before I get into that, I have to recount our Trunk or Treat adventure that we had a couple of nights before THE big night.
Our local YMCA had a trunk or treat that we went to last year and we decided to go again. Let me rephrase that, I decided that we should go again. JMad was working, so I knew it was going to be a feat to take the Darlings on my own, but felt up for the challange.
Last year was disasterous because the girls were scared of their own Halloween costumes (which is very sad because I hand made them myself!), so I need not even tell you how they felt about other people in costume. While they are a year older, I did decide to buy the costumes earlier and hung them in the laundry room so that they could get use to them. This year they were super excited about putting on their costumes. Off to a good start.
Daddy helps us eat dinner, get everyone dressed and loaded in the car and then he heads to work. The kids and I head to the Y, where the drama begins before we are even out of the car.
Lily Kate spies a man dressed in a shark costume. She seemed a little worried, but also seemed to think that it was a little funny. Ella, on the other hand, was having none of it. I finally coax her out of the van, with a lot of prodding, only to find that the boys had dashed out of the van and run off with their friends out of sight. The drama begins...
The next 2 hours were spent with lots of tears, hiding on the van floor eating candy (and no that wasn't me), running wild, a big fall off the playground, scary costumes that made both girls freak out and way too much candy. Way too much.
Yeah, I was definintely not up for that challenge! Next year they will be older and it should be easier, right?...
Fast forward to Halloween night and a Daddy that has the day off from work. It went much better and we all had a lot of fun! For the second year in a row we had our friends over for pizza, play, dress-up, then trick'or'treating and even more candy. Fun times and lots of memories made!
|The following 3 pictures have crazy smudges on them due to some very dirty little 3 year old fingers. It only took me 20 minutes to figure out that that was the problem. The pictures were so cute, I had to inlude them.|
|The clan. Did I mention our favorite friends have 6 kids. Can you say, "CHAOS!"|
|I had to include a picture of the A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E Halloween bags handmade for us by my extremely talented friend Kellie. We loved them Kel! They were awesome!! Love and miss you friend!!!|