Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Some of you who have read this blog for a while (or know us in real life) will remember that we have a fondness for a certain ogre and his princess in this family (I'm talking Shrek here, if you don't know).  Annika even had a Shrek themed party for her third birthday.  So, when I saw an infant Shrek costume for only $10 at my Y Neighbours sale a few weeks ago, I had to get it (even though we had already borrowed a different costume for Emmett).  Annika also already had a different costume, but really, what's Shrek without Fiona?  I already had a red wig in my "tickle trunk" so it was just a matter of getting a green dress and some gold sequins.  Everything came together nicely, and Annika loved being Fiona (and her other costume is big enough that she should still be able to wear it next year).  Here are a few pics from the evening.

"Shrek" was not too happy at first

Ready to go!

Princess Fiona
(there was a big debate whether to go as ogre Fiona or human Fiona, and Annika eventually decided on human Fiona, but we had little ogre ears ready to go as well)

(yup, we collected candy "for the baby." But we carried him around and brought him right to each door, so everyone could see how cute he was.  I hate when parents collect candy for their baby and leave them sitting in the stroller where I can't even see them).

How cute is he??


Since we both went out with the kids trick-or-treating, we missed seeing a lot of the cute, little kids come by our house.  By the time we got back home (we were only out for about half and hour, from 6:00 till 6:30), it was mostly older kids coming by.  That was a bit sad for me, because I like seeing the little kids in their costumes.  I was actually quite disappointed with the kids that came to our door.  Many weren't in costume (can you believe it!?!  Isn't that one of the basics of Halloween??), they rang the doorbell or knocked instead of saying trick or treat, and there was an appalling lack of "thank you's".  I think I might have to start getting tough with trick-or-treaters, like a friend of mine.  She makes each kid say trick or treat, tell her about their costume, and say thank you.  I'm just scared off ticking off some teenagers and that they'll come back with a carton of eggs!  Anyway, we turned out the lights at 8 to put the kids to bed, and we had about 65 kids come by (probably would've had at least 100 if we had been home the whole evening).  Now what to do with all the leftover candy....  :)


Pamela said...

Adorable! A perfect pair!

Melissa said...

What a bunch of cuties. So much fun.

Andrea said...

I was lazy this year with my trick-or-treating 'rules'. :)