"Tell your children of Him, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation." Joel 1:3

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

This was Livi's first ever Halloween and we were so excited to see how she would react.  It's been fun to see her go through all these things for the first time.  She just goes with the flow and I often wonder what goes through her head when she watches us do things like carve pumpkins and go trick or treating. I suppose she's like every other kid who, if it's seems like something fun, she's all over it. 
I kept trying to figure out what to dress her as.  I didn't want to do a princess or something like that because every little girl that comes to the door is a princess and I wanted to be a little more creative than that.  I'm sure by next year when she understands that she can pick out her costume, that's exactly what she'll choose....so for this year, I went with a cowgirl.  I called it her "Eastern girl goes Western" costume.  It was super cute.  I had the stuff from when I made cowboy costumes for Tyler, Timmy, and Trae years ago.  She loved it and she loved that she could wear the cowboy boots that she's been parading around the house for 2 weeks.   Tony and Tanner wanted to be pirates....another one we've done before....and Trae wanted to be Madea.  You have to know the Tyler Perry movies to even know who that is.  I'm sure for most of the people he saw that night, he was just a 10 yr. old boy in a moo moo with curled, grey hair......but to those familiar with the character he was dressed as, they may have recognized him when he would loudly say "Thank Yer" after getting his candy.   That kid is a character!!  He cracks me up daily. 
Tim was a zombie and Tyler was a teenager with a white painted face and black sprayed hair.....whatever that is. 

The 3 oldest boys went over to friends and went trick or treating with them so Jay took out the youngest 3. We ended up with quite the haul of candy this year. Good Lord, just what we need.