We had a wild and fun Halloween! For about two months Emersyn has insisted on bring Ms. Hannigan from Annie. Radley has insisted on being Peter Pan. I came to terms with not having a theme. It was a struggle.
(and the struggle was real).
But then... oh THEN... dear readers... they changed their minds and decided that they wanted to go dressed as Wild Kratts. It was the sweetest conversation, really, as they sat and watched the show and they got so excited and so proud of themselves. I really would have been fine with an uncoordinated theme, but not gonna lie... I was thrilled we could dress up as a family.
Behold... the Wild Kratts....
Pretty good, huh?
Landry got to pick the animal she wanted us to be for them to discover and she really wanted to be a butterfly. They also discovered a ferocious, rare white rabbit-cat named Merv.
Landry really loves Merv.
The kids also begged me to let them trick or treat through our neighborhood again. This meant that we would miss the annual party at the Baileys house - I couldn't say no. Radley loves having a friend next door and he and Hudson were so cute to watch.
And Harper is maybe the cutest strawberry shortcake I've ever seen.
We walked the street, enjoyed the cool weather, and watched the kids get their fill of candy treats.
Some of Emmy's besties from school live down the street so she was excited to spend the night with them.
I didn't realize my camera was on the wrong setting until I looked at the blurry pics later that night, but check out how fast they went from door to door.
Landry had a chauffeur all night long. She rode in the wagon from house to house and made Mr. Joel stop to let her out. It was pretty adorable.
Before we realized it the sun began to set... and the REAL monsters began lurking about.
Good thing we had some "brave" kiddos around!
We also had one of the kids' teachers come along. Emmy had been telling Miss Natali all week that she had to come trick or treating with us, so she did! AND she brought us pizza! Seriously, we hit the jackpot when it came to being surrounded by people that love on our kiddos.
One last pic from our wild bunch and we made our way inside.
The first thing they wanted to do after changing was organize the candy.
They went through their loot and set aside all the stuff they wanted and then we let them stay up late so they could hand out candy themselves which was their favorite treat of the night!
(Ryan and I are currently torturing ourselves with Nightmare on Elm Street, pt. 2)
(How was this every frightening?)
(It's seriously the worst).