Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Speaking of Fairy Princesses it was clearly the costume du jour. We went trick or treating with our immediate neighbors, about 6 kids in all and 3 of them were Fairy Princesses.
She tried so valiantly to keep up with the other kids but those short legs were just no match for 6 year olds hopped up on sugar and screaming and running from house to house. She was a real trooper though.
She made it to about 5 houses and carried her own pail the whole way.
"Okay, I put a bunch of stuff in this bucket. What exactly was it?"
She got a decent haul but still doesn't like sugar. I gave her a small bite of chocolate and she of course gagged and spit it out.
However the grape sucker was a HUGE hit!
This is literally the first piece of candy she's ever eaten and even that she didn't finish. Nate found it later hanging off the back of her head :)
She did get a nice little sugar buzz off the 9 licks though. I'm really hoping this anti-sugar stand lasts.
Days later she is still dragging her candy around. She won't eat it but does gnaw on it through the wrapper. And she's all about sharing. I can't count the number of pieces of soggy wrapped candy I've been handed over the last few days.
All in all Halloween gets a big thumbs up from Addy. It was so fun to watch her experience everything for the first time. She was so grown up too. She ran up to each house, grabbed her own candy out of the bowl and said "thank you" almost every time. We just get prouder and prouder and she gets cuter and cuter!!
I am VERY happy to say that since this picture we installed a new screen door. Needless to say it was needed.
The finished pumpkins. We had a "Nightmare before Christmas" theme this year and they turned out awesome. There was an attempt at a Joker pumpkin to but it didn't really work. I guess some things just don't translate into fine pumpkin art.
Jack Skellington, Addy's favorite. Every time she walks past she gives Jack a pat on the head.