Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Yep, it's nearly Christmas and I'm just now posting Halloween pictures.  Better late than never. :)

Ayla painted a pumpkin before putting her costume on to go trick-or-treating.

Aubree watched...I think she'll be ready to paint her own pumpkin next year. :)

While she painted, I curled her hair.  She was so cute...throughout the night she kept asking, "Mommy, is my hair still curly??"  Such a girl.

So we had searched and searched for a costume for Ayla.  She, of course, wanted to be a princess but we couldn't find anything that would work.  Most princess costumes are paper thin...I needed to find something that would allow me to stuff her with layers and still look cute.  We finally found a couple of them at TJMaxx.  A pretty white, sparkly snow princess or a black and burgundy one that was obviously a witch costume.  I asked her repeatedly which one she wanted and she surprisingly chose the black one.  Weird.  When I said, "You're going to make a beautiful little witch!", she looked at me in complete horror and said all huffy-and-puffy-like, "I. Am. NOT. A.Witch.  I am a princess!"  

Well, okay then.

We compromised and settled on a "princess witch."  She lived and didn't get angry when people called her a witch, thank goodness. ;)

And Aubree was the cutest little roly-poly pumpkin ever.  She really had no idea what in the heck we were doing.  We taught her how to say trick or treat but when the time came to say it at each house, she refused.  She'd walk up, hold out her bucket, and when they went to put candy in it, she would retreat and say, "No!"  So funny.

We didn't stay out too long...just enough to let them experience it.  After we got back to Marla's, we packed them up and went to visit my mom at our restaurant so she could see them all dressed up.

It was a fun night!!

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