Event #1 of the week - Grant's "fall festival" party at daycare
Let's just say that Grant wasn't thrilled with his costume... or anything about the parade.
|Immediately after I put on his costume!|
Thank goodness for his beloved Ms. Maria. She finally put a smile on the poor kid's face while his mother tortured him.
In fact, he refused to let her go for the entire parade and wanted nothing to do with me.
It's tough to be Nemo and be growing teeth at the same time.
I mean, what can you possibly say to this face?!??
Luckily, Nemo is always thrilled to eat!
It was a gorgeous day, so we headed outside for a bit when we got home that afternoon. Within seconds, I was attacked by a vicious dog... who wanted to lick me to death. He managed to escape from a neighbor's house and since we were the only people outside, we became his new best friends! He just needed a side of obedience school and I may have kidnapped this cutie!!
Three cheers for doggies (Grant's favorite animal, by far!!).
Both kids had spirit week all week long at their schools leading up to Halloween. We got lots of use out of the pink hair kit I purchased a few years back...
|Grant's crazy hair day|
|Yup, those are all bruises on the dude! It's tough being a toddler.|
Both kids spent many nights wearing their matching skeleton jammies...
|Note that one of these children does not mind being trapped behind the gate (clue - the gate is not for her!).|
Note the second child who is devastated to be trapped!
And finally it was officially Halloween. Georgia's school had their parade in the afternoon, so Mimi, Nick and myself went up to cheer on our Wonder Woman!
G's class had a Halloween party following the parade. The room mom also has a child with severe food allergies, so they had lots of fun crafts and activities and less focus on food. WIN!!
|Making a skeleton with Mimi|
|Standing by her locker|
We headed home for a quick respite before we needed to head back up to our neighborhood clubhouse for the annual Halloween parade that kicks off trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
We tried for a quick family photo. Prepare yourself for real life...
|Guess not!!! I am literally wrestling Grant in the picture.|
Off we went to the clubhouse. Nemo "drove" us up there.
We rallied at the clubhouse with the neighborhood friends and prepped for a long night!
|Best pic of the kids that I got all night|
Luckily, he had some buddies who felt the same...
|Checking each other out!|
|The "big kids" and the "middle kids"|
|Adding in the "ltitle kids" too!|
And then the real madness began... These kids RAN from house to house all night long. It was insane. Thankfully we had a whole caravan of wagons, kids and parents. We spread ourselves out all along the streets and the kids went crazy sprinting from door to door. Georgia came home with HUNDREDS of pieces of candy, including huge candy bars!
|Already enjoying my "Drunken pumpkin latte" drink. Thank you, Pinterest.|
Mimi took Grant home at one point to help give out candy at our house while we powered on. I was shocked when we got home several hours later and he was still going strong giving out candy in our driveway! My mom said he refused to stay in the house with so many kids outside partying the night away.
Nick did an amazing job decorating our house this year and it was quite the hit. We had people stopping to take pictures in front of the animations!
|The skeleton garage band played all night long|
And we wrapped up the night by having the creepiest duo walk up to our house... silently... and oddly. Thank goodness it turned out to be Nick's aunt and uncle because I was on the verge of calling the cops on these weirdos!
Happy Halloween 2017!