Here are some pictures from before we went trick-or-treating Monday night. We had a great time! As soon as Stephen walked in the door from work, Piper went running to him and said, "Daddy, I ready to go to Halloween...and get tons and tons of candy!!"
The kids did great, although Charlie started saying he was tired of walking right after we entered the neighborhood across the street. (It's where we go every year...very busy and full of people!) We told him that he wouldn't get so tired if he'd just walk with us in a straight line! He IS the kid from the Family Circus cartoon. You know, the one who has the little black dots behind him to show the crazy paths he takes to get wherever he's going? That's Charlie 100%...around a tree here, in a ditch there, on the street, in the grass, etc. Kind of frustrating in the moment, but pretty funny when you think about it! That's just our boy!
Piper was so excited, she walked almost the entire way. I know we had to have walked a mile! We only carried her between a couple of houses and then the final stretch home. Bless her heart, the sweet girl didn't really understand that Halloween is a day, not a place. She kept asking when we were going to go to Halloween and she got really upset when we told her we were done and were going home. I told her that this WAS Halloween and her little lip started to tremble and she got big tears in her eyes. She said, "No, it not! I want to go to Halloween!" I felt so awful that I couldn't make her understand! We asked her if she wanted to go back to the church (we had a little thing for the community going on - hot dogs, get your pic taken, etc), we wondered if that was what she considered Halloween, and she said yes. So we went back over there and she got to see some friends and eat some of her candy and that seemed to satisfy her!
All-in-all, it was a great time! We had lots of traffic through the church and maybe we made some good contacts! I love how we can use everything for God's glory...even a night full of costumes and candy!
"The black Spiderman"
"Spidergirl"...btw - she left that mask on all night! I was shocked! I actually had to take it off of her because it was digging into her face and leaving imprints!
My little superheros!
Stephen decided to dress up too...he was a world champion!!! Go Cardinals!
I had to post this after picture too...sporting the new pj's Ms. Gwen got them as Halloween treats!! Night-night!