Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trick or Treat

We were so fortunate to have grandma Julia here visiting over Halloween. We took her to the school Halloween parade and to our neighbors Halloween party. It was a very busy and fun Halloween this year!

What breakfast looks like at our house on Saturday mornings with 5 littles.

I think grandma really enjoyed the young conversations and the time spent in the morning before all the crazy chaos began :)

I love this picture of my grandma!

It's common to dress up about 3 days a week in our house. Costumes and pretending has been the norm for us since Adrian was about 3 years old. 

I delegated bed time stories. No body reads a good story like great grandma does :)

John proves here that you "can" relax with 5 kids in one room. 
That is-- as long as you've got a good kids movie going on. 

Grandma read lots of books.

The boys were so happy that grandma came to school.

Mason fit right in the second grade class.

Preston as "Flash"

Cowboy Adrian at the school parade.

Sir Kellen.

We were channeling our inner Game of Thrones characters. We were going for the Cersei and Jaime Lannister look. It was a last minute costume idea. I didn't have time to cut John's wig up properly (he was more Jaime Lannister in his grung days)... but on the bright side, he'll have no problem if he decided's to go as Kurt Cobain next year. I'm sure I could smear some lipstick and eye liner, throw the blond wig on and go as his sidekick Courtney. 

Grandma even went as a cat :) and Nana as a Wizard. We headed to the neighbors for some pre-trick or treating beverages and amazing chili.

From brunettes to blondes. It was fun changing it up! 

The kids think we're so cool when we dress up with them. I know we don't have many "cool" years left, so I'm going to milk it as long as I can... and I can't deny we have fun doing it!!

The kids had a ton of fun and brought home easily 15lbs of candy, which I will use for dessert and dinner incentives for the next 6 months.

Some neighbors really go ALLLL out. The kids appreciate it. We walked through 2 fun and spooky haunted houses.

Continuing on with the neighbors after the trick or treating was over, candy was devoured and the majority of the kids were in bed. 

We're so fortunate to live on a great street with some great people!!

The next day we had a birthday party to attend. Mason was so tired from the 2 days of partying he passed out with his party favor and balloon. This is rare since this little boy doesn't really nap anymore. And his little busted lip. That happened about 2 minutes into trick or treating. Our only causality.... a sidewalk mishap. 

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