every year our street gets together to pass out candy. instead of sitting in our houses all alone waiting for kids to come to the door, we sit in chairs around a big fire in the middle of the cul de sac. and every year, there is mass confusion as the children still go up to our doors. so this year Brant taped off all our driveways with caution tape. Michelle spearheaded a chili dinner party before trick or treating. it was a blast! so many people from the community came.
we had quite a spread, with chili, Carries famous salad, and a million different spooky treats.
then all the kids got sidewalk chalk and made "scary" drawings on the street. here is Anna "coloring a scary but a little bit silly ghost."
and, showing off the earl family "jack n' ladders." notice the chalk on her clothes and mouth?
it was mommy's turn to sit around the fire and pass out candy, so daddy took Anna trick or treating, she wanted Maddie to come too. here she is holding her hand to walk off into the night.
Anna and the Johnson kids. Ellie was so excited to paint her hair red, and was a beautiful Ariel. and can you blame Anna for having a crush on this dashing young Superman, i mean check out that curl - adorable!
Anna and the birthday boy!
Connor's first Halloween!!!!
Peanut and Anna.
my little butterfly flying away for trick or treating! Anna with Cole the ninja, Peanut aka "Minnie Mouse", and Gray the fireman!
we took a picture of this kid. i gave him the neighborhood #1 best costume award for his Christmas tree! it was so funny because we gave him a standing ovation and i saw his dad beaming, i thought "this must have been dad's idea. then someone asked him how he came up with this costume and he said, "uh my dad." i guessed it!
jeremy roped jason into being the town mummy. this is his "scary guy" mask that Anna had been so excited for. he wore it around the house and she was okay with it, but when he put it on with the mummy, she lost it. she kept crying, "i don't want my dad to be mommy." well neither do i.
once daddy was out of the costume everything was okay. we called it a night.