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The Girliest of Halloweens

Really, a princess and a ballerina. Does it get any girlier than that?
Unfortunately, these two pictures are pretty much it for the night. It was also a girlie Halloween in that it was without Daddy. His improv comedy troupe had a show. When I told him it was OK to sign up to be in it, I assumed it would be at the normal time- 8pm- plenty of time for Trick-or-Treating beforehand. Nope, he had to be there at 6. So we did just a little bit of trick-or-treating at the stores downtown before he had to head off for the show. But, the majority of the night, it was just the girls. So, what with keeping Ellery from eating the candy in her bucket- wrappers and all and trying to keep her from running into the street and being pulled along by Anna, there wasn't really time or spare hands for pictures.

We did have a lot of fun, though. Ellery was hilarious. She really got into it when she realised people were just handing her candy. First she tried her hardest to hold it all. Ten pieces of candy just stuffed in her little hands. I showed her the wonder of the bucket for storing her candy. Then every piece of candy got placed very carefully in the bucket, pulled back out for inspection, then put back in several times. Everytime we got close to someone's door, she would start squirming in my arms. I'd set her down and she's run to the front door. Then she'd stand there with her bucket out and the biggest grin. She made out like a bandit. We went to Great-Grandma's house. While we talking, Ellery kept sneaking back to GG's candy bucket. It was pretty much the best day ever for her.

Now, to make up for the lack of Halloween pictures- some bonus pictures of Anna opening one of her birthday boxes from Grandma this week.
(Yep, she's wielding a plastic knife to help open it.)


Gwendolyn said…
So fun I would have loved to see that with Ellery! I should have come down to help you out if I hadn't been working. :P Glad Grandma's Rowlands birthday present finally made it!
Jennifer said…
Ellery sounds just like Zoe was... Zoe's usually very shy, but once she realized she got candy for just getting close to people, she was suddenly very outgoing =)
balloongal said…
I love Anna helping with the plastic knife.

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