So there were just a tiny bit excited for their first time to Trick or Treat! But, good thing we went over what they were supposed to say and do to get the goods, because Marian was entirely ready to smile big and hold out her bag saying "Trickle Treat!"
The dear friends we are living with (yep, you should be thinking of insane generosity and uber kindness to invite our crew into their home for 3.5 months!!) not only loaned me their camera when mine was broken, but also let Marian dress up in this Dorothy costume. May decided she would rather be her favorite American girl, Samantha, but whoever she was, she was cute and she was ec-sta-tic to be dressed up and hauling home c a n d y like never before.
John didn't want to get dressed up and he didn't want his photo taken....
|(The pink socks were for Oct- Breast Cancer Awareness.)|
Isaiah wasn't interested in dressing up as anything, until I suggested he just wear his little league uniform and he thought was a good plan. (Pictures of little league coming soon- I just got a new camera this weekend!!). Vivi had a ballet recital- that she was in tears behind the stage for, to nervous to get on stage with her class- but at least he adorable tutu made a good costume too! Our friends loaned her the hat that crowned this little miss into one spectacularly sweet "princess fairy ballerina".
And John.... he didn't want to dress up. He stayed in his school clothes even when I suggested that he might not get any candy if he didn't get dressed up. He held his ground... until he saw how fun it was to knock on doors, with mom and dad just a few steps behind him, and fill up on sweets. I handed him the bag I brought along for him and told him "just tell them that you dressed up as John." And Matt corrected me. "No- just say 'I work at Target.'" John's costume got the most joy at every house we went to that night.
We got to walk the neighborhood with some very dear friends... little Miss Natalie was a stunning butterfly. And her cool mama snapped this on her phone when my camera battery was dead. #sothankful!