Happy Halloween to all!
We had a great night of trick or treating in the new house. It was so nice to be on a street where the girls could actually go out and trick or teat and NOT have Baba and Daddy worry about cars flying past. Granny came over and we all went out, including Peagle the Beagle. Lots of kids, the street was very festive, the kids well behaved, and the girls were a big hit.
They were exhausted by the end of the night and melt-downs occurred, but we expected that. plus, they got to wear their Halloween Costumes to School that morning and they had a little Halloween parade around the park. Too bad it was so cold they had to wear their coats. But the evening was nice and balmy. It went from 32 degrees in the morning to 56-60 by the time 6PM hit!
I think the only learning curve Baba and Daddy have is how to craft appropriate costumes for kids…our drama queen sides kicked in once the girls decided what they wanted to be and well…ever try to go potty with multiple layers of Pink Sparkly tulle? Which, by the way, Baba had to hand sew on to get the Glinda look just right. I ended up looking like I had just caused Tinker-bell to explode on me as I had sparkles EVERYWHERE. Daddy made a FABLUOUS crown...but...we ended up going out with the back-ups as poor little Rose's head was just not strong enough to hold it up and it's hard to run when it's as big as you are! As it was, Daddy actually cut the height down in half from the original design!
The funniest part was we kept trying to teach Eva to "Cackle." She just couldn't really get it and it just kept coming out sounding more like a "Ciggle," which was too damn cute. Rose on the other hand, just wanted to fly in a bubble…Mike and I both came up with great ideas to accomplish that. But again…4-year-old = Child protective services asking why our child is swinging from a crane in a giant plastic bubble. Breathe in…and breathe the Drama Queen out...