It seems impossible that it has been almost a month since Halloween. I have been trying to blog since then, but my connection seems to have taken a speed nose dive. I have several things I'd like to share, but on top of my slow connection, I have been working a lot more since Cam's work has slowed down, so there you go.
We had a great time this year. Our Halloween tradition has been to have pizza with the grandparents and cousins followed by trick-or-treating in my old neighborhood which is Nana and Opa's current neighborhood. The cousins weren't able to come this year and we missed them, but the girls really had a blast. They both really understood how this whole thing works.
Up until this year, my mom and I made the girls' costumes including a cow, skunk, turtle, and pea pod. This year, however, Lila wanted to be a fairy princess. (yawn) Maggie of course wanted to be just what Sissy was going to be, just in a different color. We ended up buying their wings and wands at The Dollar Tree. I went into the fabric store to by tulle to make the tutus and found them premade for $8 each and just couldn't pass them up. We had the pink leotard and the pink tights. The only difficulty was finding a lavender leotard. Who knew they were so hard to come by? I borrowed a sleeveless one from a friend for our trick-or-treating at the zoo a couple weeks earlier, but didn't think it would be warm enough for Halloween night. I ended up ordering one from Amazon.
Poppy goes all out for Halloween attire. I seem to remember him wearing this to one of my elementary school parties when he was unemployed and serving at "Room Dad" with my pal Melissa's dad. You can't see it clearly, but his tie is a skeleton arm. We all dig it.
We barely got Lila out of the house. She was so fixated on watching a movie when we got back (a fairly rare treat) that she just wanted to stay in and skip straight to the show. However, once we finally dragged her out, she said several times, "This is the best Halloween ever! I'm having so much fun!". Geez. I guess I'm glad I forced her into it. Maggie stuffed one piece of candy after another into her mouth and ended up sick early the next morning. But, what's the first thing she asked for when she woke up? Candy, of course. Ahhh Halloween...