Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween was great fun this year. Ruby was Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Lucy was a flamenco dancer (she even learned to say, "Olé!" Ruby was pretty much on board with what to expect. Lucy caught on very quickly as soon as the first person gave her candy. The Saturday before, we went to the Junction (business area by our house) and did a trick or treat there. This is the 5th year in a row we've done this. I like it because it gives us a chance to see lots of costumes and also a chance to wear the costume another time. It's like a dry run! Ruby also got to dress up at school that day, which she quite enjoyed. Grandma Genie was in town for the festivities and she bought Ruby the glamorous wig she is sporting in the pictures. Ruby was beyond thrilled.
On Halloween, I picked the girls up from school early (I took the day off) and got them dressed up. Their dad picked them up and took them to the outdoor mall near our house. When he returned them, we met up with The Anderson, Schaffer and Thomas families and went about the neighborhood. Ari was like a little tinkerbell princess as she flitted from house to house, sometimes landing flat on the ground but jumping up like a champ. Carden was Darth Vader and Kayla a fairy. Ruby thought it was nothing short of high comedy to yell, "Trick or Treat! Smell my feet!" It was funny for the first 10 houses...ha! But it was so fun to watch them go from house to house. Lucy was a little nervous about being outside at night but managed to snag some candy.
After trick or treating, we dropped Kayla off at her house and went back to my house. The kids then descended upon their treat bags. Ruby's eyes got very big when she heard me tell her that she could eat whatever she wanted until it as time for bed. When someone mentioned that maybe she'd get sick, she looked up and very seriously said, "If you need to throw up, go into the bathroom! Or just throw up in your hand!" She already had a plan. Ruby also enjoyed giving candy to the trick or treaters at our door. She would holler after them, "Thanks for coming over!" and to one poor soul, she simply screamed at them. Yeah..might have been a little excited.
So another Halloween over and it was good. I loved seeing our little community in our corner of the city, all of us enjoying the fun together.

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