It's one of the most wonderful times around here! We are all very excited about Hallowe'en and can't wait to get it going!
After we dropped Ingrid off at school, Elodie, Danica and I spent the day putting the final touches in place for our trick-or-treaters, our guests and, of course, our own little girls who are SO excited to hit the street this evening!
First up was getting our treats in order. Danica's help was much appreciated.
A few last minute decorations. I tend to stay away from glittery things because it goes everywhere but this $3 clearance Boo from the Superstore begged me to take it home. So I did.
Costumes in waiting...
Elodie took a breather to chat with her little buddies. She has been a reluctant potty pooper so Derek has been bribing her with these little Lego Mixel creatures. So far it's been working. She loves them and can remember all their names! She talks to them and for them. It's very entertaining.
She spent quite a bit of time here like this.
Here's a sample of life with Elodie and her monsters.
Meanwhile, I set the table for when our guests arrive.
I bought those little decals at Dollarama. They are intended to be put on drinking glasses but since our meal was a relatively "dry" meal I thought they would hold up on the plates just as well.
For supper I made something simple that I knew the children would be more likely to eat...
That would be mummy dogs (which I burned because I got too busy talking to Cindy and forgot to check them) and smiley fries, the closest things I could get to pumpkins. I bought caesar salad, too.
Those are sesame seed eyes.
Aunt Cindy works with special needs teenagers and young adults in Montreal. She loves to talk about and share stories of her little nieces with her students. One of the students, Tina, is apparently quite smitten with Elodie so she brought in this mask from her father's store and asked Cindy to give it to Elodie. Elodie was over the moon!
Finally ready to go! The waiting and getting ready for Ingrid is the hardest part. She can't wait!
Poor Danica. She wears size 18 months to 2T and yet I smushed her into a six month butterfly costume. She was a trooper, though. Then again she usually is so long as she is in Derek's arms.
Thanks to Cindy, this is the first year ever that I've been able to go out on the trick or treat trail.
I loved it! It was so much fun! Ingrid and Elodie were adorable as they went from house to house. Ingrid led the way, determining which house was next and Elodie did her best to keep up.
It was interesting to see our house from across the street.
Some people had cool decorations and some people are very peculiar themselves.
Elodie was drawn to this house like a moth to a flame. She couldn't wait to go there and made a beeline for the "big, fluffy pumpkin". The mom at this house is pretty cool, too.
Ingrid's little friends live at this house. Their decorations were pretty awesome.
And that wraps up another year. We had about 80 treaters come to our house this year. Hopefully next year there will be more! We love Hallowe'en!