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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…


“Boo, Y’all!”

Welcome to the special pre-Halloween Edition edition of Halloween in 3D. But first my two year old has a message for you:

Now, what could be more fun to a child at Halloween but a week full of fun pre-Halloween shenanigans before Halloween?

Actually, we’ve all been in a kinda crazy Halloween mood since one of the fabulous grandmothers sent down a Halloween package for the girls a few weeks back. Inside, among all the treats, was a fun lawn flag that simply read, “Boo Y’all.”

Now I have just been having too much fun with this. I started saying it to the kids and now they say it all the time. Its just fun to shout for some reason. Go ahead, say it with your best southern drawl. It’s very contagious!! Check out our clan and more zany “boo Y’all” fun at the Olive Garden…..

SPOILER ALERT: Our girls have their Halloween outfits picked out already. Smiling Skylar will be a Pumpkin. Dylan, showing more of her personality than imagination, opted to dress like a Princess in a flowing pink gown.

The pre-Halloween week began with our most fabulous nanny taking the girls out to a Pumpkin Patch at one of the nearby historical plantations. Instead of describing it I thought I would just let some pictures paint the images of their spooky adventure:

A fashion setter

“Boo Y’all!”

“It was Dylan’s fault…”

Then, this past Friday, we packed the kids in the car to head to their favorite cousin’s house for a night of “Boo in the Zoo”. No….her cousin’s house was not the zoo. It was the Greenville Zoo hosting Trick Or Treat as the sun went down.

The kids had a great time. They collected a little bit of candy (for Mom and Dad). Acting silly, all dressed up in their favorite outfit was just an extra. Skylar was a hit with the accompanying adults. Each Trick or Treat station had two lines to divide the trick or treaters in as they passed. Young Skylar, evidently thinking there was something different in each line, went through one side and then went to the top of the parallel line to get a double helping of goodies. She was so cute and innocently naïve that the hosts often would just smile and give her more.

A disappointed Dylan at the Zoo confided that she was sad that nobody could guess what she was dressed up as. “Everybody can guess what Skylar is but they don’t say anything about MY outfit” she said.

I told her it was hard as the dress could be either a Princess OR a fairy. And that made enough sense to appease her and she went on here silly way.

We spent Saturday at a birthday party, with lots of ice cream and cake. Lots! Then we piled in the car to head back home as there was one of those fun air pillows, like the one they had this summer waiting for them back home. If you have never seen that hilarious video here is another as the girls bounce and fall and laugh while working off some energy. Its kinda like the vaudeville and catapult of indoor jump castles. Too funny! ~stay tuned!

BOO, Y’all!!

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