Happy Halloween Elle Bear and Sally The Cat!

I truly don’t love Halloween… I never have.  As a kid (well besides a few years that I was a princess and MANY years being Peter Pan) I kind of dreaded this holiday.  Dressing up as someone/something else just wasn’t my thing.  I’d like to say that I’m a girl who likes to put on crazy make-up and wear a truly convincing and out-there costume… I’m not.  I have always been a very fair weather Halloweener,  I like to get all pretty and put on a dress and call it a night- I can totally relate to Rachel from Friends when she shows up to Chandler and Monica’s Halloween party:

Monica: What are you?
Rachel Green: I am a woman who spent a lot of money on a dress because pretty soon, she won’t be able to fit into it.

I’m so glad my daughter isn’t like me!  She hatched a Halloween costume weeks ago and couldn’t wait to pull off her look!  Not only did Ava want to be a cat, she wanted to be a Black Ballerina Cat with a Collar AND a Bell, with a Nose AND Whiskers whose name was Sally!  Ha Ha!

I am truly surprised at how much fun our usually shy girl had.  Though the night started out a little slow, once she got the hang of trick-or-treating and got a few candies and whoopie pies down the hatch she was shrieking with the best of us each time the doorbell rang with trick-or-treaters!

Sally and Elle 🙂

Sweetest little bear in the world!

Loving her costume!

At PaPa JoJo's for some Halloween fun!

Lyn and the animals!

Yo Keva anyone? (maybe just maybe we thought that carving Ava's pumpkin with the Yo Keva logo might give us an edge in the Pumpkin Carving contest...and glitter makes everything better, right?!)

Our awesome owl pumpkin (in our humble opinion)!

Ready to go!!! (thanks Aunt Stacy for the cute pumpkin bag!)

"Trick-or-Treat!" Her soft little voice was so sweet... it got louder and louder as the night went on!

7 houses later! Wow, people give out way bigger handfuls than when I was little!

"Ava, is that Crunch n' Munch?" Dang, wish I had a costume 🙂

Our very own circus animal (ha!) who entertained us between trick-or-treaters!

We missed you this weekend Dad! Glad you made it home for Halloween!

What a wonderful Panini Party we had!

Look how big our baby is! 5 months today!

The final line-up for the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! We forced all of my parents neighbors to vote for their favorite pumpkin before Sally would give them candy... Any idea who won? (hint: it wasn't us)

What a fun Day!  Pumpkin carving, whoopie pies making, pumpkin seed cooking, dressing up, candy eating, harassing trick-or-treaters trying to get votes for our pumpkins, laughing with people we love… I think that experiencing this crazy holiday with my girls might just change my mind about Halloween!  Who knows, I might even try out a crazy costume in the years to come 😉

2 Comments on “Happy Halloween Elle Bear and Sally The Cat!”

  1. Crystal says:

    Oh the girls look SO great! Noelle is precious in that outfit, love it!

  2. Lorena says:

    So cute! Yay for brave Ava! Happy trick or treating 🙂

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