Friday, October 31, 2014


Tammy stopped by to see the girls' costumes, and we were glad to put her to work taking a picture of our whole family.

Ellie ~ Hawaiian Princess
Lynnie ~ Giselle from Enchanted or Buttercup from The Princess Bride (she couldn't decide and they both have blue dresses)
Cece ~ Tinkerbell

We were finally painting our pumpkins.  We were going to do it for Family Home Evening last Monday, but the night got away from us.  Lynnie painted her pumpkin and Ellie did all of the other ones.  She was very creative in making different mouths -- a spooky mouth for Dad's pumpkin, a silly mouth for mine, a happy mouth for hers, and a crying mouth for Cece's pumpkin.

Lynnie wore this costume when she was almost 1, and she hated the Tinkerbell wings as well.  I bet it is kind of disconcerting to have those things sticking up on the back of your head.

After pictures, it was time to hit the road.  Ellie picked the blanket from Grandma Great for Cece in the stroller.

For the first house, Lynnie wanted Daddy's help, in case the dog got out (it did).

But after that, Lynnie was happy to go with Ellie while Greg, Cece, and I waited on the sidewalk.  She would ask before walking up to every door if there was a dog there.  We always said no.  And we were right 98% of the time.

Ellie and Lynnie are incredibly sweet with each other.  Ellie is a little bit faster as she walks, but she always waited for Lynnie to catch up before ringing the doorbell.

We always manage to stop at Mom-Julie's house and get invited inside for a little visit.  It's an annual tradition!  Ellie and Lynnie stayed busy answering the door for the trick-or-treaters while the adults visited.

We had so much fun at the Morrow's house that we stayed a little long for Cece.  After we left, I just hurried Cece home while Greg finished trick-or-treating with Ellie and Lynnie.  Cece was just finishing eating her dinner when they got home, and I got her in the bath and in bed while Greg finished making our pizza for dinner.  Ellie and Lynnie were in charge of answering our door, and they did a great job.  I think that was their favorite part of the night!  They left the door open and sat on the porch, just waiting for friends to come.  Ellie was so sincere and genuine, and would always say things like, "I love your costume!" or "Have a great Halloween!"

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