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Trick or Treats (conclusion)

Happy Movember everyone! 


Can you believe the Holidays are just a stone’s throw away?

I hope everyone had a good Halloween and great Tricks and Treats!

I have been sorting through all the Halloween candy Halloween photos looking for some that were blog worthy. I was more the ‘protecting Dad’ this year than the kid’s paparazzi, so I didn’t get as many pics. So to all my family and friends reading this, “Sorry!”

I did come across some that were too cute not to share. So if want to grab a Reese’s or a Milky Way (do you have any around the house?), I have another photo album to subject you too.

Well, the most pressing question was, ‘What did your kids go as?”


 They were Frozen’s Princess Ana and Princess Elsa ‘Kitty Kat’ (don’t ask me ~ she wanted to be different)

OK, that was the pic for my parent’s picture frame for Christmas. Here are a few more shots of my Princesses offering some personality:

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They are learning to ham it up a bit for the camera, aren’t they?

My girls ended up Trick or Treating with our swashbuckling neighbor…

I think they are ready to go!

I think they are ready to go!

So I had to keep up with them!

My girls are still relatively new to this whole Trick or Treating thing. I had to continually prompt them to go to the door and yell “Trick or Treat”. Likewise making sure they say a “thank you” loud enough for the hosts to hear. Sometimes they don’t know when to say “Thank you” and they just keep on enjoying their plunder!


 Skylar ended up going home early as one of the hosts told her the Pixie Stick she gave her was a Magic Pixie Stick! The parent really sold her on this of it being ‘magical’ and so Skylar believed and wanted to go home and see for herself.

So Dylan and Ms. Jack Sparrow and I kept scouring the neighborhood in search of more candied treasure.

Dylan actually had a ghost following her at one point:  WP_20141031_012
But everyone had a great time storming the castles. We made it home safely and everyone counted their loot. We They all sampled some of their prizes, in search of favorites and new tastes from some curious new treats.

And oh, how those Reese’s Cups were really calling me…  

eat me, eat me, eat me

eat me, eat me, eat me

 Eventually it was bedtime and our little Princesses had to put their candy stash away, clean up their empty sugar wrappers, and head up to bed. Skylar took it well… 
halloween meltdown

Gone are the days when our little girls so politely shared their Halloween treats and tried to save them for a special event . Do you remember this from when Dylan was 3? 

Did you see those baby curls on her?

Dylan has always been a good responsible soul. She received straight A’s again on her first report card this year in First Grade. She was actually in an Awards Assembly at school today….
dylan waiting

..where she earned awards for Reading and Responsibility. Atta girl Dylan! She will be smarter than me in a few years! She already beats me in memory board games…

from the school Principle no less...

from the school Principle no less…

Do you guys ever get tired of me doting on these girls?

Well we continue to remain proud of both of them! 

Here girls, have another piece of candy. 

Have a great weekend knuckleheads!

I will try to do a better job next week…


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8 thoughts on “Trick or Treats (conclusion)

  1. We keep all our candy in a big bag in the pantry. It held about 4 feet off teh ground so the kids can’t get to it. Similar to a candy drawer I guess, it all gets dumped in there. We have remains of last Christmas and Easter blended in with the Halloween plunder. It looks like you use a candy incentive differently than we do here to get rooms cleaned 🙂 Thanks for dropping by future Parent Of The year! Its always great to hear from you. Here is my token Reese’s cup as an illustration of my appreciation. Have a great week!

  2. Was that your Homer Simpson impression? Come on by and get you some! We have about 15 pounds of misc. candy packed up in a bag in our pantry. Try as I might, I can’t eat it all. I hope your week is a sweet one! Thanks for dropping by Diana!

  3. I wore a court jester hat, bell and sparkles and stuff. Skylar said I should go as a fool… Yes, she doesn’t mind just standing there collecting the candy until they shut the door.. Have you been coaching her? Thanks for dropping by Ms. Aurora! Always great to hear from you!

  4. Thanks Sandy.. they do have as much fun or more gathering their treats as they do eating them. We put all the candy in a bag in the pantry and it largely forgotten there (by those two). In a partially related reply, I put on two pounds this week… (sigh) Have a great week Sandy! Thanks for looking in!

  5. I do want a Reese’s peanut butter cup now. And I’m certain we have some in the candy drawer–yes, we have a candy drawer. But I don’t want to get up and get it. “Oh, kiiiiiiids….No, dears, it’s just for me. Thank you for bringing it over. Now go clean your room.” I’m going for Parent of the Year for 2014.
    Cute pics, btw. So fun that you have two girls so they’re perfect for Ana and Elsa.

  6. Sounds like you guys had a blast, I’m glad. And now I want chocolate! d’oh!
    Diana xo

  7. If you say “Thank you” they stop giving you stuff, its better to remain quiet.
    Nice dresses.
    I actually had a small milky way and ate it now.
    Happy Halloween (your costume?).

  8. Your girls looked like they enjoyed Halloween (and you enjoyed their treats). Congrats to Ms. Dylan. 🙂

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