My Pink Butterfly.
Value Village, pink Childrens Company pants, $5.99
Pink Old Navy sweater, $3.99
Green skirt, $2.99
Green Old Navy sweater $2.99
Brown leggings and Brown turtle neck, $5.oo each
Once they figured out that everyone thought they were adorable, and they got lots of praise, they LOVED trick or treating! BUT if it wasn't for my friend Tina going around with us, I would have split in half trying to keep up with them.
Confession time. I forgot to take pictures of all the older kids before they went out. We came home for a few minutes, then the girls begged to go out again. I think we did 2/3 of our neighborhood. It wore them out! They ate a few pieces of candy, then baby fell asleep in my lap and middle sis had to be guided to bed because she could barely walk. (Did I say brush teeth?)
I did not make Big sis take them trick or treating which was a special treat to her. She had so much fun being a Tween with her (new) cousins She did come home and walk around with me and her little sisters on our second outing, and we went to GRAMMA's house. Gramma and Grandpa were just coming home with one of the NON T.O.T. grand children, when the girls found out she had no candy, they each offered her a couple of pieces of theirs. (Very grand gesture)
GRAMMA Gave them PLAYDOUGH!
Thanks mom. I needed to steam clean my carpets!
(All day they kept asking when they would meet GRAMMA. We were past Gramma's house, and I saw them come home so I pointed out "Look that is Gramma and Grampa going home. They RAN BACK TO GRAMMAS HOUSE, AND HUGGED HER THE SECOND SHE GOT OUT OF THE CAR!)
This morning the trading started. One sis does not like chocolate, so everyone traded with her first. Giving her 2 dum dums for a chocolate bar, or skittles for M & M's. Her haul was slightly less bulky, but she seemed happy! Baby girl made out well since she was so cute everyone gave her hands full!
The "Big Kids" sorted, bagged (Note to self: Buy Sandwich bags tomorrow!), and traded amongst themselves.
I used to take the candy away and meter it out piece by piece. Then my friend told me she lets them eat it all in the first two days. Tummy Ache or not, it is gone, never more to be thought of. I think my boys did that one year and the tummy aches that followed were horrendous. Now they eat it all in about a week to two weeks.
I don't care!
I just hate having to pick up all those wrappers!!!
All in all, this was a great Halloween. Mostly because I had little ones again. Mostly because our eyes were opened to the wonder of all things shiny and new.
Mostly because GOD has given us a great blessing