Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I went to my sister's house to trick-or-treat with my niece and nephews as I do every year. I can't wait until the day when Mia will be joining us. This year Tatum was a witch. She's so enthusiastic about everything and this was no exception. She skipped down the street singing some song she'd made up about going trick-or-treating. She was a little rusty when we first started out. Last year was the first time that she actually got to participate and she was just shy of 3 yrs old.
We had to remind her to say "trick-or-treat" and then to say "thank you" when she got candy. I told her to remember to say both. Then for the rest of the night she would skip back down the driveway after each house proudly advising "I said both!" It was funny. Teagan was an elephant. He didn't want to cooperate for his picture so this is all ya get.
Tanner was the Grim Reaper. He decided he wanted his face painted like a "skeleton head". So Aunt Krista was more than happy to lend a hand to help move the show along while sis and brother-in-law got the other ones situated. Travis was an "Army Guy". He got the hand-me-down costume that was Tanner's last year. And if I remember correctly, Teagan's elephant was once Tatum's also. I guess that's what happens in a family with four kids.
Here's my masterpiece. Travis' daddy did his camouflage look. Tanner took his Grim Reaper look very seriously! There was no smiling for this picture.
Just for fun, I threw in a pic of trick-or-treat from last year. I dressed up with the kids. They thought it was pretty cool. Although, when I first came in the door they weren't quite sure what to think. I included another close up to show my awesome make-up job. Look at those scars! This year I just wasn't up for a costume. The temps were in the 30's and it had rained most of the day. Maybe next year. My sister has already informed me that the CCAA better have Mia home before trick-or-treat next year because she bought her a ladybug costume. I haven't seen it yet but I'm sure she'll be adorable. I really hope the CCAA listens.

We had a great time. The kids hauled in a lot of treats that they were nice enough to share with me. Then I read them bedtime stories and tucked them in. Unfortunately, their sugar highs were still in full force so I don't think they stayed there. But I snuck out the door and headed home leaving daddy to fend for himself while mommy caught a few zzzzz's before heading to her night shift at the hospital. I hope he survived....


Doris & Dan Clark said...

Those are great! Happy Halloween!

Keep smilin!

Connie said...

Great pics...Teagan is so not into his elephant role (his poor trunk LOL).

All the kids look fab!

wzgirl said...

I love Tatums little witchy stockin's!! DIdn't you want to go as Tito Jackson this year?? (Maybe the kiddos wouldn't get it?)

Sandy said...

What cool costumes! And go you - great costume last year! Won't it be fun to take our little ones trick or treating - we'll see Halloween through a whole new light then!

Kelli said...

fun pics!! nice skeleton face!