Halloween 2014

One of our favorite traditions is the annual Halloween “parade” at the Dane’s house. It just gets bigger and bigger each year. Our friends have cookie/cupcake decorating in their garage and other people bring goodies. These are the hosts of the parade. They know they’re cute.

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Many of their neighbors sit in lawn chairs and watch the “parade” and hand out candy. It’s really more fun than Halloween itself. The kids LOVE it! And now that our kids are getting older and more manageable, it’s more fun for us, too.

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This year, our kids were…

A horse in a hoodie.

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A frog. Yes, I made it. Yes, I know it looks weird.

 

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A tired mom. She’s seen that a lot, except without the rollers.

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And Mr. Harry Potter. He got a haircut.

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And here are just a few other random parade pics of our kids and our friends.

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This never happens.

First of all, what’s up with all of this recent blogging, right?? I don’t know. I think I’ve finally decided that I need to actually start photographing my kids again.
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Anyway, I decided to *try* to take just a few decent pictures of our kids at the local pumpkin patch. I don’t remember how long it’s been since I’ve done that with the “real camera.”

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I bribed them with cookies. I begged them to be cooperative. And guess what?! THEY WERE!!! I was stunned.

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We were in and out of there in about ten-fifteen minutes. And nobody cried. And I didn’t get mad. Amazing, I tell you.

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I honestly don’t even know how this happened.

The homemade Creeper costume

Jackson decided that he really wanted to be a creeper from his favorite video game, Minecraft, for Halloween. We had a Halloween “parade” to go to the day before Halloween so we started on this costume…that day. I like to procrastinate. Anyway…here are some photos of the process.















And here are all of the kids. Mikey was Carl Fredericksen from the movie Up, Brittany was a fairy ballerina, and Katie was an angel. Don’t even get me started on how un-angelic Katie can be these days. Two year olds are my nemeses. Anyway, we had a good time and the kids looked pretty darn cute.



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