Thursday, November 3, 2016

Halloween 2016

There's nothing this little girl loves more than dressing up.

 Halloween is just about the perfect holiday for her.

She was thrilled beyond belief with her new "Cinderella 2" gown (modeled after the live-action Cinderella movie).

I told her this was a "real ballgown" as opposed to a "costume," and she truly looked and felt like a princess.

There's something about this dress that seemed to even turn her mannerisms more princess-like.

 We spent Halloween morning carving pumpkins on our friend's back porch.  Orelia was really excited about the idea, and loved drawing her own pumpkin face and helping me carve it.  It's amazing how spooky a child's drawing can truly be.

 We went to a friend's house for a Halloween party and to trick-or-treat on their very popular street.  Orelia loved scoring candy, but gave away half her loot to her brother and friends when she wasn't keen on the flavors offered.

 Bennett absolutely refused to wear his trash truck costume, so he went as himself and grabbed as many brown candies as possible since he figured out brown wrappers always mean chocolate.  (Smart boy.)

After the kids had enough of trick-or-treating, we went back to the party where Orelia went off to eat candy with her friend.  All good Halloweens end with chocolate-stained lips and a sugar high.

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