Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

The big day has finally arrived. Now that is over, I am so happy.  Whew, this whirlwind weekend has been nuts.  We’ve been busy.  Even busier than usual. It did not help planning a Halloween party for about 35 families this weekend.  Then another birthday party today and squeezing in naps and trick-or-treating in, too.  We had a great afternoon grilling out with our neighbors/friends and their little boys.  Nonnie was here to help out and lead on the crew during the trick-or-treating.  The dads held down the fort at the houses while we searched for booty.  The boys were pirates for Halloween.  We really have been playing it by ear for the final day, depending mostly on weather. It was hot, so Spidey and Batman were out – the masks were too much – and the “po po” and fireman were worn the night before at the block party, so pirates seemed best.  Plus, our friends were all being pirates, so it worked out perfectly.  Four little scallywags running the ‘hood searching for loot…precious!

pirates, say arrgh, best of the bunch

The block party the night before was cool for the boys.  They had a bouncy house to rock in (princess theme no less) and lots of older women to harass.  We were exhausted, so we were ready to have an early night. Rals, on the other hand, did not feel that same vibe.  He fell asleep around 9:30!  Tonight, they were out just after 8pm. Tomorrow is a low key, chill out day for sure!  Our birthday party for the princesses was great.  The boys were actually pretty low key themselves, so they were easy to watch and I was able to try to relax myself.  We got a really good compliment that the boys seemed much older because of their social skills and sharing abilities.  Yup, they are social – no doubt about it!  Friendly and always wanting attention from whoever throws it their way.  Rals and Gus tonight had no problem knocking on doors and asking for candyWinking smile  At one point, I thought Raleigh was going to hug a lady as she opened the door.  He started singing “candy, candy, candy” in a real sing-song voice and was hilarious to watch and listen to.  He even started kissing his candy before he put it in his bucket.  What  a trip!


Here the boys are trying out their broomsticks.  The found a hat left over from the party.  I said I was a good witch while I tried it on, and Rals was quick to point out that I was a “sassy witch.”  Hmm…not sure what to think of that! 

give us your candy!happy halloween!nons and the pirates after all the treats! (2)piratesprincess and the mouse;)princess mommy and the irates!

Check out Rals’ expressions in the next two – SHEER JOY!!!rals at the point of kissing his candyrals, the happiest little pirate, ever!!!trick-or-treat on a mission!trick-or-treat on a mission! (2)

The night before pics!

bounceybouncey housebrosbros kissingbros with big cheesesgus cheeseburger

Daddy actually smiling!  Wow!! We were on a hay ride…aka, hay thrown in a trailer attached to an SUV.  The boys had fun, the pre-teen girls on the ride were singing Taylor Swift, and it reminded me of my youth singing Debbie Gibson, then they started singing “California Girls” by Katy Perry, and Matt and I both looked at each other and thanked our lucky stars we had boys at that very moment!!!matty actually smiling!

this morning, Skyping with Nannie
& Poppy!

halloween morning skype call with batman and spikey (2)

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