Just thought I'd pop in to share some great photos of our pre-Halloween fun.
It's becoming a tradition now to go "Boo!" our friends and family each year. This year we only did a few quick Boo!'s but we had fun doing it.
I put my own hand-crafted Boo! garlands in my boo bags.
This year, for a reason I may never know, Eisley announced that she wanted to be a tiger for Halloween. She's never really been into tigers, not sure where this idea originated, but when she persisted for an entire month without changing her mind I went ahead and made them little tiger costumes. They were dirtied well before Halloween too, since Eisley wanted to wear hers constantly.
The girls got a chance to wear them early this year, we went to the trick or treat event last Sunday at Justin's grandmother's retirement home. She lives in a really lovely retirement home, very swank! It's a great, safe place to trick or treat.
Violet took to trick or treating like a fish to water, free candy? Yes, please!
These elderly folk do a great job decorating the halls and greeting the children...
They don't let the fact that they don't have a front yard keep them from displaying large decorations for Halloween!
Forgive the indulgent amount of photos here, I just can't get enough of these girls in their tiger costumes!
Violet wasted no time getting down and dirty, I was hand-washing chocolate out of her costume just an hour before trick or treating last night.
You can really tell the senior citizens so look forward to these events. They LOVE the children, the children LOVE the free candy, the parents LOVE seeing their children fussed over by hundreds of grandmas--everyone wins!
Violet took a spill, but really this photo is being posted because, hello!, cutest tiger bum ever!
Some of the residents have small pets that greet the kids as well.
This little boy in the monkey mask was really very nice, but he had Violet terrified for a while. It was so cute, she's all tough until she see's a boy in a monkey mask and then she's hiding behind my legs.
With all three floors and multiple wings trick or treated, it was time to head to Great Grandma Sander's apartment to inspect the loot.
Here is Eisley with her cousin, Moriah. Definitely a resemblance, no?
I had to try and get Viv to sit for at least one good shot with Great Grandma Sander, this is the best I got. I'll take it!
Finally, the night before Halloween we got around to carving our pumpkins.
The girls lasted a few minutes, Justin and I did most of the work.
But they look cute in their aprons, no?
Eisley fretted over her dirty hands, but Violet embraced the goo.
Even Stella participated. She ate some of the pumpkin guts.
Time to admire
our mom and dad's work!
I prefer classic, happy pumpkins. So that's what we did.
If you want to see a few more photos, you can check out my Flickr album.
Next post, Halloween itself!