Friday, November 1, 2013


After a day or two of rain it was so nice to see the sun come out on Halloween!  It was a beautiful night for trick-or-treating and the kids had a lot of fun.

We started out our night with our traditional spaghetti dinner.  Michael's family did that when he was growing up (he doesn't know why) so we do it too.  It's fun to keep those traditions alive, even if we don't know why we do them!
This year with the kids being older and having more friends around we kind of all went separate directions for trick-or-treating.  Two of Zane's friends picked him up after supper and he went out with them.  Makenna went home from school with one of her friends and they went together.  Dillon had one friend come home with him and then we met up with two more.  They went along with the rest of us, but ran ahead so they didn't feel like they were with us!  Maddi was nice and stayed with Zeke and Olivia as they went from house to house. 

I think we hit every house in town.  The kids were really in to it this year.  They came back with their bags full!  They had candy, pops, popcorn, chips, cookies, fruit snacks, crackers, toothbrushes, pencils, rings and play dough.  They had quite the haul!  I didn't get a picture of them with their candy because they didn't want to pile it up this year - they wanted to keep their own, do some trading and not put it in the sharing pile.  Michael got the Almond Joys, I got the Snickers (some of them anyways) and they got the rest.

Here are pictures of them in their costumes:
Olivia, our dancer

Zeke, one of our rodeo clowns
Dillon, our number 2 rodeo clown
Zane, our third rodeo clown.  None of them planned this out loud either!  Dillon got his costume from his friend at school.  Zane and Zeke each came to me on their own and asked to be rodeo clowns.  I thought they would all be upset when they found out that they were all the same but they were ok with it!  I think they are pretty cute!
Makenna, such a cute little nerd.  She had already changed out of her costume by the time I got home so she had to put it back on for pictures.  She had some high socks on that stuck out of her shoes that were cute too but she didn't want to go through all the work of getting them back on again.

Maddi, the cowgirl :)  She was such a good sport hanging out with the little kids.  It paid off though - she got a ton of candy! 
I dressed up as a tired mom in sweats and a sweatshirt :)  Michael dressed up as a dad that works at a feedlot.  He even had genuine cow poop on his clothes to make it more believable!  We go all out here out our house on Halloween!  

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