This Halloween was eventful but fun and easy. Ellie was a sweet little doggie and Ollie inherited Ellie’s panda costume from 2010.
Since Halloween was on a Thursday this year, we started the holiday in Ellie’s preschool class for their Halloween party and parade. As “room mom” I had to be in attendance the whole afternoon to help the teachers and coordinate parent volunteers in making kid crafts and whatnot during the event. It wasn’t bad, I helped Ellie and 12 of her “friends” aka classmates make a paper plate spider craft.
Olivia was there too. She enjoyed playing with all the big kid toys and having snack time with them. She even sat in her own little chair with her own plate and waited, patiently, for her share of pretzels, Halloween jello, cookies, and grapes. Ellie gladly shared her juice box with Olivia, it was so cute how patient she was as Ollie sucked on her straw. It’s peek-a-boo moments like these that give me hope for a close sisterhood between them. You know, between the fights, crying fits, toy snatching, and “share with your sister!” hollers, one tends to doubt.
I took the girls to my cousin Janet’s house for trick-or-treating since Ellie wanted to go from house to house with her favorite “brother” in the whole wide world: Chase. She gets giddy around him, and he’s so patient with her. I won’t be surprised it she’s attracted to the light-skin type when she gets older. She loves that 5-year-old boy to pieces.
Anyway, the other reason we didn’t spend our first Halloween in our new neighborhood is because Janet’s ‘hood has sidewalks. Never underestimate the power of sidewalks when choosing a home, I tell ya. Evans and I are convinced no sidewalks are the reason there are never any kids about in our pretty neighborhood. Well that, and there and tons of old people who bought, paid off, and stayed in their homes; a good thing.
At Janet’s, Ollie and I stayed indoors and snacked on what would be our host family’s dinner; Mexican food. Ollie tore up (devoured) the tortilla wraps. The doggie and wolverine were escorted door to door by Janet’s hubby, so I didn’t have to do any work, hence the “easy” part. This is also the reason I have no pictures of that evening. Here are some pics I took earlier in the day though: