Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Incredibly an entire year has passed since last Halloween. Seriously, where did the time go???

This Halloween turned out a little different than expected for us. We bought Elena a very cute flower fairy princess costume that she loved, and has been wearing off and on around the house. Considering Garrett's obsession with all things related to the Cars movie, we bought him a Lightening McQueen costume. Let's just say that didn't go over so well -- he screamed and cried every time I tried to put it on him. His sister, on the other hand, thought it was fantastic and wears it proudly around the house. That left his duck costume from last year. Another no go. So, I caved and let him dress up as a Red Sox baseball player (by the way, I never posted to shout to the top of the world GOOOOOOOOOO SOOXXXX! The best team in the universe!!!!!!) That was great, especially since the boy has developed an affinity for his baseball hat and even has to wear it to bed (yes, I have become one of those moms who lets her child take strange items to bed with him -- a soccer ball tonight, for instance, on top of the hat). However, he wanted no part of the baseball mitt or ball ("Lena, Lena, Lena" was the immediate response every time we tried to hand one to him).

With all that said, here are some photos of tonight's festivities, namely us hanging out at the house handing out candy with the kids. Not the costumes that I had planned for them, but the kids are pretty darn cute still!

Garrett wore his costume all day long. The less to fuss about in the afternoon when it was time for treats. Here he is at the end of his nap. Obviously he woke up at some point and passed out again, this time slumped over Lemur.

This year's cutest duck in the world winner:

Last year's cutest duck in the world winner (look how much he has grown!!!)

Aww, Mom, can't I have just one more treat????
(And no, that is not an egg in the grass. It's Bubby's baseball that has been ditched for the soccer ball)


Kim & Dave said...

Very cute!!

The McKenzie Crew said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss you guys! Hug those precious babies for me:)


Rebecca and Shannon said...

Holy CRIPES, they are so, so sweet! I wanna squish them!

Our Family of 5 said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love seeing the kiddos.

Carrie said...

Cute duck and baseball player. Toddlers will be toddlers. What they love today, who knows about tomorrow.

Elena looks like she is having a ball! Garrett has grown up so much! They grow up too fast!

Have fun!

Our Ohana said...

Total cuteness! Happy halloween and I'm glad your sox won.

Katie said...

Cute kiddos and costumes !! Love the ducky -- she is beautiful !!!

Kristen and the Gang said...

Look at those adorable kids...I just love the costumes!

Kris and Mindy said...

Oh SUCH sweet pictures! So glad to see them:-) It looks like you all had a FANTASTIC Halloween over there!
Many Hugs

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness they are SO SO SO CUTE!!!!!!!!