Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween...finally

Well, I guess it's about time I posted Halloween pictures!  Keegan was a cowboy, and Audrey was the chili pepper this year.

Keegan's godfather, Teague, came into town for most of the holiday weekend.  We were so happy to see him again.  Keegan's grown quite a bit since the last time Teague was able to break away from work!  Keegan had fun showing Teague his fort and all his toys.


Audrey and Teague, getting ready for her first trick-or-treat!

The contemplative cowboy...

The getting-more-confident cowboy...

Just a cute cowboy tushie picture...

Giddy-up for our first Halloween party!  Yup, we decided to try to keep the kiddos in the neighborhood this year with a Halloween party at our house.  Of course, we kept up the tradition of homemade chili and...

The infamous glowing, ghost cake (unfortunately, this was the best shot we have of it...it was a tad bit busy here on Halloween night!)


The Miss A's

Superman Kaden & monkey Cam with their mama, Lisa

Strawberry fairy Lila

The Cinderellas (Ainsley & Dani) and fireman Blake

Walker (dressed as Pablo from the Backyardigans)

Lainey (as Uniqua from Backyardigans) and Spiderman Gage

Carter as a gnome!

After some chili, hot dogs, and ghost cake and plenty of time playing outside on the fort and an awesome little bounce house borrowed from our neighbors ChiChi & Brian, the trick-or-treating commenced...
Keegan, Carter, Lydia (as a frog), Lucas & Liam (as Buzz & Woody) hit the neighborhood for some loot!

Lainey, Ainsley, Dani, Paulina (as Jesse), and Gage kept going long after Keegan had given up and was in bed (that's what happens when you're the lone ranger who doesn't nap anymore!).

All in all, it was a pretty good Halloween and a great way to end a very stressful week.  Thanks to all our friends who came and contributed to the party.  It meant so much to them having fun!

**Since I hope the kids will be able to look back on this blog later for memories, I wanted to note a quirk that comes along with having a child with feeding issues.  Keegan has no idea what candy is.  (Although now that he's in school, he has definitely learned what cookies are!  Geez.)  Hand him a wrapped piece of candy, and he will look at it quizically and toss it aside.  So, I simply emptied it into the bag of leftovers to bring up to school to send to the troops.  Not a single piece was consumed.  How long do you think that will last?  I''m not sure, but I'll bask in the days, hopefully years, before the sugar-high sets in!  Ha!

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