Thursday, November 1, 2012

super hero candy night

our little super heroes dressed up yesterday. well, to be more accurate, we actually only had one "official" super hero and that was ben. will was a ninja [super hero on the side] as was his green sidekick, sophie. and madeline was [naturally] a princess super hero.
here are a couple costume conversation snippets from the last week:

will: "if i can't be a ninja then can i just dress up like a kid who goes to school? i could wear what i'm wearing now [motions to his clothes which happened to still be pjs]...wellll, not pajamas, but regular clothes and i could carry around my math book."
madeline upon seeing that i was sewing "sparkly" ribbon onto her cape: "mommy, i love you because you are nice. and i love you because sometimes you buy sparkly things for me." 
{i will be sharing this little tip to her husband-to-be one day}
sophie: "am i scary in this mask? did i scare you??" 

anyway, we had a great time trick or treating with a group of friends in the neighborhood i grew up in.

true story: we pulled up to our friends house where everyone was meeting and realized that
1. i (the lizard blood girl) was wearing a short sleeved shirt and didn't grab a jacket
2. i also didn't grab jackets for the other short-sleeved members of our family
3. madeline was barefoot.
now, if i was a type A person we would have had to drive back home...well, never mind, those people would have never forgotten these things...but either way, if we at least had a clean car we would have been out of luck. BUT we didn't have a clean car. we instead had one stock full of necessities. i found a jacket for me, will and sophie, a long-sleeve shirt for madeline AND a pair of shoes! moral of story for me: don't ever clean out your car

and this is what really topped it off for the evening. as we began trick or treating i realized that even though madeline forgot SHOES, she did remember to grab a stick of celery for the road. we love every bit of this "sparkly", spacey princess girl.
ben loved every minute of his cape, mask and legging-wearing night. loved. it.
(and loved the candy even more)
sophie loved it too. cutest green ninja/super hero ever.
then we had soup and pizza and it was loads of crazy fun.

will bemoaned on our way home, "it really is sad that halloween only comes once a year. getting candy is so much fun."


Alicia said...

it looks warm there! your kids are so cute. i love dressing mine all up as a group...when it works out. sometimes they have other plans :) love your little entourage of treaters at the table fun!

Katie said...

So fun! Love that last photo. And the story, fantastic :). it was warm enough here in Loveland that we didn't need jackets, so at least it wasn't one of those Halloween's where it snows. Too funny. Have a great day with your lovely family!

Anonymous said...

The children are adorable, and I agree it's too bad Halloween is only once a year because who can resist free candy (especially if chocolate is involved).

Wish we had had weather like you did. It was pouring rain but that didn't damper the fun for little ones.

When my boys were little my youngest hated shoes. It never failed I would arrive somewhere to get him out of his car seat and find he had no shoes on. I finally gave up and bought a pair for the car.

Audra and Roger said...

You need a superMOM cape for yourself! Thanks for sharing your true stories with all of makes me feel so much better that I took my baby to the mall tonight and forgot a diaper/wipes. Of course that means we needed them and unfortunately our car isn't full of supplies...yet:) Gonna have to stop cleaning it. Love you!

ElleSee said...

Such fun costumes! I love how they each have their initial on their cape.

Jennifer Lavin said...

aww... cute, Meagan! I LOVE their capes!!!

Gaspord Adventures said...

That last photo is my favorite! Yeah for success!