Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all!

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and our house smells of candy as power rangers, jedi knights, ninjas and witches run amok in our house! That can only mean one thing- Halloween! Caleb declared this as the best Halloween ever. I am sure that kids think that about every Halloween but he was right - it was fun.

Brooklyn was a witch. She wanted to be a goth fairy but most of the costumes looked pretty tacky, big surprise I know. So she settled and was very happy with it and looked very pretty. Caleb was hooked on being a power ranger while Seth, of course, wanted to be Anakin. Anyone who knows Seth could have predicted that I'm sure. Ayden got whatever was left at Old Navy. I like to go at the last minute because the costumes are 50% off. We got lucky though, the only costume in his size was a Ninja - that is exactly what Bobby wanted him to be. Yay us! He was the cutest little ninja ever too with an attitude to match.

When I got home from work yesterday, Brooklyn had been invited to a Halloween party by a girl in our neighborhood. She was thrilled. It was her fondest wish to trick or treat with freinds this year and she had no luck finding anyone to invite. This way she was with a huge group, partying before and trick or treating for an hour with more friends than she could have dreamed of!
Caleb and Seth had their heart set on going with a friend but he had not come by yet. We decided to take the boys just down the street and back while it was still light. I didn't want to take Ayden in the dark. There weren't many people home yet but they got a bit. Then they stood out front and threw the football with Bobby as I sat on the front porch prepared to hand out candy. We decided to let the boys walk down the street in both directions while it was light and we could see them. They got quite a bit of candy just doing that! Eventually their friend showed up and they went out to get more.

We ordered chinese and by the time it got here we were just about out of candy and we tucked in for the night. The boys put in Goosebumps and ate candy on a blanket on the floor. Ayden finally crashed and we enjoyed spending the rest of the night together. Here are some photos of the day.

The kids all decked out for trick-or-treat!

Finally, a smile from the ninja!

Our leaves are finally changing color a bit!

Another leaf shot!

Ayden flipped out when he got the sucker and we didn't let him have it while we were trick or treating - he won.


Jeanette said...

Looks like your kids scored! I am glad Brooklyn had a fun party to go to. Glad to hear she's making friends and settling in.

I laughed so hard at Aiden and the sucker. Of course he's going to win-he's two. Two year olds know how to throw a fit and win.

Holly said...

The kids look so cute in their costumes! It looks like they had so much fun. I enjoyed talking to them last night. :)

Castaneda 5 said...

Very cute! AJ was a ninja too. I think it was a popular choice this year! Glad ya'll had a fun night!

brooke said...

Wow, I love the pics of the leaves and your house.
And the kids had great costumes.
Yum, chinese take-out sounds good!

Angie and Mike said...

You have to love lollipops. It was good to give in every once in a while. Afterall his world is about to be rocked in just a few weeks with the new baby. :) Hugs, A


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