Just as I was starting to feel a little bit nostalgic on Halloween about the good old days when I could take a picture of all my kids together before we all headed out to Trick-or-Treat, they all miraculously happened to be home at the same time for five minutes.
So there we go...happy Halloween from a spice girl, a little witch, Pocahontas, and a half-way-turned-into-a-vampire girl.
But let's back up for a sec. to a couple nights before when we went to our neighborhood Fall Festival.
The girls were so dang excited they got ready extra early.
A quick note on Claire's outfit for those who were worried: Claire borrowed that my friend who made it for her daughter a couple years ago. After seeing Pocahontas in the play at Tuacahn this summer she thought it would be pretty fun to be her for Halloween. She certainly meant no disrespect to the Native American culture.
When I was applying it Lucy decided she'd really rather not wear it, but I told her to go check herself out in the mirror before we washed it off.
All I could hear from the bathroom was her laughing her head off. She thought she was pretty dang hilarious, but still wouldn't let me smooth it out very well.
My brother Josh, my neighbor and her kids and Lu and I cruised around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat while our husbands manned a little fire pit at the end of our cul-de-sac and handed out candy. This is the only goofy picture I got of them when they were putting the fire away at the end of the night.
After we tucked that little witch into bed Grace and her vampire/strawberry friends needed a ride from one party to the next.
...and I found Claire and her friends across the street having the time of their lives cruising around in a huge pack.
And then Grace's friends showed up for a little hot chocolate making:
....and Elle showed up right in the nick of time before curfew with a big smile after hopping from place to place with her friends all night.
Hope it was a great one for everyone!