Last year, Halloween was simple. The girls were animals. We walked around our street one time (mainly to take pictures), went to a party and then went home and put the grumpy little animals to bed.
And I think they were asleep by 7:00 PM.
This year, however, it was Halloween full force. Nothing is more exhausting than the number of times we wore our costumes the week before Halloween...to school, to Story Book Forest (except that it was rained out and we never made it), to the Y...and by the time actual Halloween rolled around, the costumes were a bit of a mess. So the majority of the pictures I will post are from their first time wearing their costumes to school.
And yes, they were both Cinderella. It was just easier that way. And that was what they both wanted to be.
(I miss the fuzzy animal costumes. And the 7 PM bedtime).
And five seconds later. Crazy-haird Cinderella. And her sister who is trying to escape out the front door.
It's amazing how quickly the wheels can come off with these two.
Their costumes survived school, but they did not survive the next trip. As we were getting ready to go to the Story Book Forest that never was, Stella jumped off of Chloe's bed and broke her crown. Not her head. But her princess crown. There was no way to repair and when I went back to the store to look for a replacement, they were all gone. So I had to buy a monstrosity of a crown. And Chloe, being the sweet girl that she is, decided to wear it because she thought it looked so awesome. I didn't have the heart to tell her otherwise.
Here it is. A couple of girls with a couple of funny head pieces. But by the end of trick-or-treating, Chloe somehow ended up wearing Stella's crown and the big crown was nowhere to be found.
The girls had a blast trick-or-treating.
Here they are at our Aunt Nancye's house.
And Stella pretty much looked like this the entire time. Not because she didn't want to trick-or-treat, but because she learned that people have dogs in their houses. And nothing scares her more than a dog.
Not even that scary skeleton, or a guy dressed up as a zombie that jumped out at us or spooks or ghosts or goblins could scare this girl.
All in all, we had a great night. The girls had a blast. But I don't think that anyone had as much fun as Jason and me. There's nothing like watching your kids experience all the great things that childhood has to offer.
It's the best, right?
For sentimental value, Chloe's first Halloween.