Happy Halloween!

Halloween this year was FUN!  This is the first year that Chloe was actually excited and in-the-know of Halloween happenings.  She was a duck, and she mastered the “quack quack” while flapping her “wings.”  Cole was a giraffe, and he was not as excited….. or excited at all.  Actually, he was pretty darn unhappy.  He had no desire to keep the hood of his costume on, but once he got outside in the stroller, he seemed to forget about it.

Before trick-or-treating, I ran to McDonald’s and got the kids a Happy Meal.  This was a treat in itself because we don’t feed our kids food like that, but Chloe was too excited to eat.  Cole, on the other hand, ate almost his whole cheeseburger.  As much as this kid eats, how is it possible that he is in the 3rd percentile?  I don’t know where he puts it!

We began trick-or-treating exactly at 6:00 and were the first ones out in our neighborhood.  This was not because we were overly excited, but due to the fact that we had 40 minutes to trick-or-treat and be back in front of the television for kick-off.  The Vols played the ranked Gamecocks at 6:45, so we had to hurry!  Luckily, it was pretty chilly outside, and luckily again, Chloe tires pretty easy.  We made some quick rounds, got some good candy, and then headed back toward our house.  The Gills dressed as the Skywalker family, so Mr. Chad was Darth Vader.  He had no intentions of doing so, but he scared Chloe… bad!  She started crying and all she wanted to do was go home.  We were trying to hang out in the yard with them a bit, but Chloe would have none of it.  She began walking back to the house by herself.  I think Matt was thankful because Chad’s scaring Chloe actually helped him make kick-off.  The rest of the night, Chloe kept repeating, “Mistah Chad scare me.”  When the Gills finished trick-or-treating, they came to our door.  Chad had his mask off, but still, Chloe wanted nothing to do with him.

Chloe was fine and happy being home so quickly.  She had just as much fun, if not more, answering the door when the doorbell rang.  We had a ton of trick-or-treaters, and of course, the Vols were playing and winning!  That made the night that much better!  Chloe really enjoyed going through her candy at the end of the night.  It was a struggle to keep her from opening and eating everything.  Her daddy and I were distracted by the game, so every time we turned around she was opening or eating a new piece of candy.  I eventually had to hide her treats.

Starting the night with Happy Meals….

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This next picture makes me laugh.  Cole was sitting in my lap, and that’s the hair from the top of his giraffe head in the bottom of the picture.

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Cole didn’t quite know what to think of Chloe’s costume.  He kept wanting to feel it.

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Ready to trick-or-treat!

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Back at home going through all the treats.

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When we got Cole out of his giraffe suit, he was so happy….. and free!  He laid out and stretched!

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What is all this????

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Candy, candy, candy!

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Settling down and getting some cuddle time with Mommy (while watching the Vols) before bedtime.

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Happy Halloween!

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