Monday, November 5

bean & boo report: halloween.

we are so blessed to have great friends and lots of fun activities for our kids. 
halloween pretty much lasted all month for them! 
ellie did the cutest crafts and had plenty of chances to enjoy "spooky stuff" (seriously, we had to go down the halloween aisle of every store so she could see it).

ellie begged to watch the halloween episode of yo gabba gabba over and over and studied it carefully, so when the time came she was a professional trick-or-treater. she kept yelling to her friends "come on guys, let's go get some candy!" she taught poppy well, and they both carried around their little buckets for weeks in anticipation. the days before, ellie would play trick-or-treat in her room and practice knocking on doors. 

we went to the church trunk-or-treat, but i only got two pictures on my phone. they had a lot of fun. mostly ellie just wanted to run from one end of the gym to the other. she even wanted to come back inside after we got candy and run more. poppy bopped around and wouldn't even hold my hand. she thinks she's so big. 

ellie decided that she wanted to be a white cat like thomas, grammie and pop-pop's cat (who, unfortunately, ended up resting in peace this month - ellie doesn't know yet). she wanted poppy to be a black cat. luckily she didn't change her mind at the last minute! i dressed as a cat lady at the trunk-or-treat but i didn't even get a picture! it was pretty good. ellie really wanted me to be a witch, though.

(daddy and his twin/biggest fan & poppy looks spooked!)

(white kitty)

on the actual halloween we were able to go to an amazing (clean and friendly and safe) neighborhood again this year and it didn't disappoint. ellie loved yelling "trick-or-treat!" even when there was just a bucket of candy on the porch and i heard her say "thank you" at almost every house. she picked up on which houses she shouldn't visit ("that light isn't on, mommy!") and was pretty brave (but confused) when she saw some kids with scream masks on ("uh...those guys are spooky ghosts?"). my favorite was when she would say "happy halloweeeeeeeen!" in her spooky voice. when we were leaving the party, she said "i had so much fun trick-or-treating with my friends! i got so much candy!"

 (the first one reminds me of last halloween's mugshot pic)

 (the bffs and cute captain america!)

(she's off, following behind a cheerleader. go dawgs!)

i think she may have a favorite holiday, but we'll just have to wait for christmas to determine that.

(these guys and their mugshot faces...) 

poppy liked the idea of halloween, but trick-or-treating wasn't for her - yet. she wanted to walk by herself, but she was a little too slow. i dressed as a witch (per ellie's request) so i had my little black cat when i carried her. at one point she ripped off her ears and started shaking her head "no" (her latest thing). it was getting cold and her hands were wet from being in her mouth... i guess any event past a baby's bedtime isn't going to be a complete hit.

she loved the costumes, though, and of course the food. she also liked growling at anything scary. she might possibly be more fearless than her sister - !!!! what am i going to do with them?

 (the aftermath. i think poppy hit him then bit him. bad kitty!)

thanks to everyone for the spooky good time! 
i feel like we have a lot to live up to for thanksgiving. 

p.s. - special thanks to my grandma jo-jo, the kids' grandma-great, for the gift card to joann's. i made some pretty cute kitties with the help of that card!

p.p.s - happy birthday to grammie p! we love you! 


Ann Taylor said...

hahaha, they are the CUTEST kitties ever! I love the bows too :D
I promise to post pics of Jonathan- soon, he was unfortunately extremely uncooperative with picture taking :( And I have to say, I'm super impressed with Poppy's tolerance, Jonathan had frequent melt downs, I'm chalking it up to having been sick for the last 2 weeks (just recovering from strep and croup!) and of course, has more molars coming in!!
p.s David and I are on the Thanksgiving countdown, we can't wait to see you guys!

Saimi said...

Yes I do agree with Ann Taylor, they are the CUTEST kitties ever! I sure miss those days!

Ash said...

Oh my goodness. Too cute.