Friday, November 2, 2012

Tricks, Treats, and Other Stuff

One Wednesday a month, Emma does not have school while the teacher's attend professional in-service day. Miss Emma and I always do some fun things on these Wednesdays. This time around, we went out for breakfast and then enjoyed pedicures. Emma wanted her toes to look like candy corn. Too stinkin' cute, huh?
She also enjoyed a giant blueberry gum ball. 
As she always does, my SIL Kristin sent Emma a bag full of Halloween treats. Emma knows that packages from Aunt Kristin are always awesome. She becomes quite excited when she sees Kristin's name on a box. She wasn't disappointed.
I spotted a haunted house gingerbread kit at Williams Sonoma. Emma and I had such fun assembling it. Emma's favorite part, of course, was eating the candy as we worked. She loves candy corn. We went through two bags of it. Her mother may not have appreciated it but, as a grandma, it is my DUTY to sugar her up and then send her home, ha ha!
Rick and I are in the midst of redoing our closet. It's a large walk-in closet, but it only had three bars for hanging clothes with one shelf across the top. We (and by "we" I mean Rick) are installing an organizational system. In the meantime, the contents of our closet are spread across our bedroom floor. Emma has had a wonderful time rummaging through some costumes.
Then it was time to carve pumpkins!
 
 
Our schools were closed on Monday and Tuesday due to hurricane Sandy. On Wednesday, the kindergarteners at Emma's school walked in a costume parade. Emma's real costume was Rapunzel's wedding dress, but she didn't want to wear that to school. She was convinced that it would get dirty and ruined, and she was probably right as the ground was a mess from the storm. So she decided to be a kitty for school. Of course she wanted me to take silly photos as usual.  
 She couldn't resist acting like a kitty in the parade. 
 This is Emma's BFF at school who dressed as Rapunzel.
 Brittany let Emma wear makeup with her Rapunzel costume. Emma wanted "up close pictures" of her sparkles. Emma loves sparkles. 
 Here comes the bride!
Every Halloween, we have friends over for a pizza dinner followed by trick-or-treating. This little guy is Dylan, the son of Brittany's friend. Emma and Dylan are best buds. Looks like Spiderman tied the knot!
This one makes me giggle. Emma/Rapunzel looks like she danced all night at her reception with shoes that were killing her so her feet needed a little break. It's tough work being a princess bride!
 These cuties are Emma's upstairs neighbors.
Here's our band of trick-or-treaters. The man is the father of the above girls. Kristin (Dylan's mom, holding her little pumpkin Ethan) in on your right. Tina, Keaton's girlfriend, is on your left.
That was it for this year. It was all pretty low key. Maybe next year Rick and I will dress up, too. Or maybe we'll just be lazy again and steal candy as we pass it out to the kids. Since we are the oldest people on our street, we are determined to be the coolest people on the street. We pass out full size candy bars. We're talking Snickers, Butterfingers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Skittles, Starburst, Kit Kat, Twix, and more. It's impossible for us not to steal one or two of our faves!

Anyway, Emma had been fighting a little cold for two weeks or so. After she went to bed on Halloween night, her cough became pretty intense. She and Brittany were up most of the night. Britt took her to the doctor yesterday. It's just a nasty virus. So Emma is home with me today. We're going to stay in our jammies all day long and have a movie marathon. First up is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Super fun movie! I'll give you one guess who's getting sick now. That's what I get for loving on her all of the time and sharing cups with her. Oh well. Even Emma's germs are cute. :)

Hope you had a happy Halloween!

1 comment:

Christy Lynn said...

Love Tina's Lady Liberty costume. And Emma's sparkles :) Looks like you guys had a good time. I've been stealing all the Baby Ruths out of my Halloween candy, most of which I still have as I got a grand total of FIVE trick-or-treaters! Just five! Maybe my dogs' barking scared the kids away?