Sunday, October 31, 2010

We’re Off To See The Wizard!

Halloween was so much fun!  The kids had a great time, and learned really quick to say Trick or Treat, hold out their buckets, say thank you, and take off to the next place to get more candy! 

I was a little worried that they wouldn’t even wear their costumes since every trial run we have had in the last few weeks hasn’t gone so well.  This morning as we were leaving for Kearney, I brought their buckets up from downstairs and they got so excited!  When it was time to get dressed up later in the day, I told them we were going to go trick or treating and get candy to put in their buckets.  Wow, did they put those costumes on fast! 

We took them to the mall in Kearney first, so we wouldn’t have to worry about the weather.   They loved it!  Kaden was the leader of the pack and spent most of his time in front of the other three.  He would get his candy and move on to the next stop.  If the line wasn’t moving fast enough for him, he would walk around people and push to the front to get his candy.  At one point he was walking down the mall waving saying, “Heeellllooooo!”  I think he knew people were looking at him, and since he is a comedian just like his daddy, he decided to put on a show for them.  

After we left the mall, we headed home to do a little trick or treating around our neighborhood.  Since it had gotten cold by this time, I did my best to bundle the kids up under their costumes.  They all had red, runny noses and freezing cold hands by the time we were done, but they all had a great time!  At one point Cooper was shaking he was so cold, but he didn’t want to stop.  I had him all wrapped in my coat to keep him warm, but every house we stopped at he, jumped down so he could get his candy! 


Cooper, Parker, Brett and Kaden

I bet you didn’t know Dorothy had a laptop did you?


Getting some candy


You can see the look of horror on Cooper’s face.  I think there was a guy in a gorilla costume that scared the heck out of Cooper and Parker.


They were so excited to have a whole bucket of candy!

Brett, Cooper, Parker and Kaden


Not the best picture of Lee and I, but it’s the only family photo I got!


This girl does not like to have her picture taken.  She either refuses to smile or turns her head.  But she still looks cute!


Cooper looks a little cold!


You mean I get to eat ALL of this?


I love cheetos!


Brett the Lion


Cooper the Scarecrow


Mommy, can I eat these too????


Kaden the Tinman

I hope you all had a Happy Halloween!  We did!


Kari said...

Adorable! I can't wait to use this theme one year!

Mrs. McCleary said...

Great costumes! We did the same thing, I am just not sure what we will be able to do to top it this year!