Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween 2009

We trick or treated at The Wildlife Experience in the morning, then came home and I had to work a Fun Bus party from 4-5:30 and while I was gone James and the kids carved pumpkins.   I got home, we munched down dinner and then the kids headed out with James while I stayed home to hand out candy.  We only had about 30 kids this year, way less than last year.  I’m not sure why!

Ian was Luke Skywalker and Gracie was a rock star.  She got really irritated at people who asked her if she was Hannah Montana, which was a lot!  She wanted people to know she was herself as a singer, it was cute!

After trick or treating we traded the kids for their candy.  Yep, I’m one of THOSE moms who try to keep the candy consumption in check!  Plus with Ian’s red dye issues it’s just a huge pain to go through everything and decide what he can and cannot eat. (Did you know butterfingers have red dye?  Good grief!)   They got to pick 5 pieces to keep (plus they had eaten a bit during the day) and then they “bought” toys from us with their candy.  Gracie got a set of Webkinz from Costco and Ian got a Light Saber and two little Star Wars figures.  They were both very happy to get their stuff and let the candy go, yay for that!

Getting ready to go to The Wildlife Experience

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Practicing her rock star moves

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They turned this globe into the Death Star for the festivities.  Both James and Ian were highly impressed.

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Cute little blow ups

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Gracie and I working on a Frankinanimal project they had set up for the kids.

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All done and heading home!  I really wanted to get a picture with all the snow. Amazingly it was really warm out, we didn’t even need jackets and the snow has been melting like crazy.  That’s Colorado for you!

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Molly the princess

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Going out to get candy in the neighborhood.

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Our pumpkins

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The front porch

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