halloween. i don't get it. if putting on a super hero costume and ringing strangers' doorbells while asking for candy isn't weird enough, then the grown women who parade around all day in black spandex and wings with antennas on their head totally is. true story. i mean, i've always wanted to be a spandex bumble bee, but seeing as how i am over the age of 9....i think i can suppress that desire. if the teller at the bank handed you your money wearing a spiderman mask, would you re-count that money? i would. if the nurse walked in to take your blood pressure/give you a shot while dressed like the grim reaper, would you ask for a different one? i would. i'm not a fuddy duddy, but i guess i tend to enjoy holidays where people wear regular clothes. at least the grown people!
back in the day, i used to be able to get a picture of all three little people in their halloween costumes. but now, the school where the two older ones go doesn't do anything for halloween, so they don't don the costumes until that night. by that time, the littlest one isn't having anything to do with a costume. and let's just be honest...i can't get the three of them to even look at a camera at the same time with regular clothes on. throw in super hero costumes and copious amounts of sugar, and you can just forget about it. can you feel my excitement about taking a christmas card picture this year?!?! should be fun.
reed had a party at school on halloween morning. he went as the biggest super hero of all...the UPS man. i mean, they get more excited when they hear that big brown truck rumbling down our street than they would if spidey himself showed up at our door!
by the time our church festival rolled around that night, reed wasn't having anything to do with putting on a costume. i did good to get a mississippi state jersey on him. batman and spiderman were happy to comply. they knew exactly what the night held, and they were ready! i couldn't get them to be still for pictures, but what else is new?
anne reece likes the camera, though. she and reed were tight on this night. once we got back to our neighborhood, they had the shortest legs of the whole bunch, so they stuck together at the back of the pack!
we made our way around the neighborhood in the back of chase's truck and on the warren's golf cart. and by that i mean....the kids ran full speed around the neighborhood while the adults were either in the truck or on the golf cart hollering/hoping/praying that they didn't get run over by all the other adults riding 4-wheelers/gators while screaming at running kids. a fantastic time was had by all.
at some point, we finally gave up and came home to sort out the loot. i don't know why my children prefer the fake, green tootsie rolls and suckers to reece's and snickers, but hey...more for me!
and i have more than enough to last me until the cadbury eggs make their way onto the shelves at kroger!! :)