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Halloween 2015


Sheesh. I think I'm going to need a week to recover.

Friday night we carved pumpkins and watched Halloween movies.






Saturday morning we went to the Farmer's Market for some fun Halloween activities.


Or, activities that sounded fun until you actually try to do them with three children.

After that, we fulfilled one of Anna's lifelong wishes.


Not the most graceful mount ever.



Sure, it was only a couple of laps around a farm stand set up in a vacant lot between a bank and a gas station. But, to her, it was the best thing ever.



Ellery loved it too.


Sam went from "I don't want to fall off!" to yelling "Giddyup" in about five seconds flat.

Then we came home for lunch and a little rest. Which turned into lunch and playing in the neighbor kids' backyard. 

Finally, it was time to put on costumes.




Sam wanted to be a spooky ghost. A costume that only takes a $4 sheet, about 10 minutes of sewing, and a 30 second face paint job? I was all over that.



Ellery wore the Elsa dress she got for her birthday. A little silver hairspray, a snowflake painted on her cheek, some ribbons on elastic loops and she was ready to look just like 25% of the other girls out there on Halloween.



Anna was Snow White. Again. And also had some serious sass going on because Snow White didn't get silver hairspray or face paint. She got over it pretty quickly once the actual begging for candy got started.
 

We went to a horribly crowded community trick-or-treating event. In 45 minutes we didn't even make it halfway through the line to get into the event. Everyone was hot and whiny and miserable. We bailed. We should have bailed as soon as we saw the line. No pictures there.

Then there was the ward Trunk-or-Treat. That was actually a whole lot of fun. I was having so much fun that I only got the one picture. I believe Brendan is explaining the Daddy tax on candy.

Then dinner and heading out for actual Trick-or-Treating with daddy while I gratefully stayed home and manned the candy bowl.

Good thing Daylight Savings Time gives me an extra hour to sleep in tomorrow. That is if no one wakes me up asking if they can play on the iPad at an ungodly hour. Which they will.

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