halloween '09

Mia and I started Halloween off with creepy pancakes. She told me what to make, and I...um...made them? cat, jack-o-lantern, bat, witch, web & spider. Flipping that web over took some engineering! Then I piled them high. I never do that, so her eyes were a big as her plate. She ate the web and 1/2 of the spider :)

The whole fam piled in the car for a spookacular playdate. Oh this year, Mia was a Super Ballerina Kitty, Lily was a merbaby, I was the cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland....daddy? He was a Longhorn fan. I prompted Mia to say 'daddy punked out' when asked about her daddy's costume or lack there of. The party was rockin! We whipped up some creepy meat 'n worms as an our offering to the snacks. I started them, but then had to get ready, so Daryl finished them up. He did a ghoulish job. Sorry. I won't do add in any halloweenisms anymore.

Did I tell you they had a pinata?! Full of.....wait for it.......CANDY! It was too much fun. Really, Lily had too much fun and she was done. Home for a nap. Then.....

We hopped on over to see our Auntie M, Uncle Joe & cousin Gwen. They hosted a super fun Halloween Open House. It was fun to see more friends all dressed up. The kids had a blast running around....chasing or being chased by Melissa. Where she gets all that energy, I'll never know. The kids LOVED it! Then she sat down for storytime. Where the Wild Things Are was super appropriate and Lily was glued glued glued to the book. So super cute. We hung out until it was time to head home for trick or treating in our hood.

Our Super Ballerina Kitty was all decked out in her cape, mask, tutu, ballet leotard, tights, shoes and leg warmers..aaaand kitty nose & whiskers, ready to hit the pavement. I'm still so amazed how shy she is not. Not only did she do the door to door thing by herself, she asked if she could pick and choose the candy she wanted!...they actually let her. You never know till you ask! I would have never done that when I was little. She's a bold brave one! A neighbor decks out their whole house in haunted house fashion. There's usually a line down the block to waiting to get in! We passed on it this year, but their boat full of pirates got me to sing a pirate song for a beer ;) I'm starting to totally dig this neighborhood! Once we did the rounds, Mia picked out 5 pieces to keep (Dots where the ones to eat on the spot)...the rest was left out for the candy fairy to come get and replace with the new Ice Age movie...she calls the 'Buck Movie' because her fav character is Buck, a crazy ass weasel! Yay candy fairy!!

***a note to our neighbors: feel free to fill up my child's bag with peanut butter cups...I...she only got one!

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Melissa said...

What a day! I absolutely adored reading to Lily - so nice when the audience really gets into it! :)

Jennifer said...

I didn't realize that you lived so close to Gina and Juan! They are parents on Chloe's soccer team. We go there every year!

nopinkhere said...

fun pics!
I didn't realized you live so close to where K goes to school. The pirate boat is down the street (I think)

Cara said...

I love that she was a Super Ballerina Kitty, 3 in one awesome!
The pancakes look divine...we love pancakes at our house.

Christina said...

that has got to be the coolest Halloween of all time. What a LOT of fun to pack into one day! Love the triple-duty-costume, and Lily's mermaid is so cute, too. You take more pictures than anyone I know - and so many great ones!! Oh, and spiderweb pancakes = mom of the year. FUN!