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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


It's almost Thanksgiving so I thought I should document the last holiday.
I'm so prompt.

Halloween was a rush this year...our day was completely packed with festivities.  Which was just fine with wolverine, ninja, and flower fairy. 

Yep, a flower fairy. 
It's a real thing.
Look it up.

We started the day with a spooky breakfast for our 3 little monsters:

in the witches blood were ice cubes filled with
spiders and body parts.

On the menu?

red apple juice, pancakes with chocolate chip eyes and mouth,
apples with peanut butter and almond slivers,
lime yogurt with little bones in them.

The kids all had small parties in their respective school classes that day. 
Harpers class did a parade so all the littles could show off their costumes. 
For some reason, teeny tiny pirates and swarms of little fairies are so much cuter than full sized ones.

The boys loved watching the kids.

And some trivia for you...Did you know that flower fairies are still REALLY sassy?
You might think that some of their fairy sweetness would rub off on even the toughest little girls. 

After the parade we met up with a gaggle of friends and went trick or treating in old downtown Forest Grove. 

viking, knight, wolverine, ninja, owl, flower fairy, fairy.

The shop owners in town were so very generous and the kids loved showing off their costumes.  Plus it was raining the majority of the time, so they got to slop through puddles. 
Which they loved.
I tried to bribe my children to avoid this...:

on our way to trick or treat downtown.
again, taking pictures while driving.
safety first.

...by offering to buy them an entire bag of candy at the store.
They didn't go for it.

After downtown we hit up a trunk or treat.

They were completely exhausted by the end of the day. 
And they got WAY too much candy.

And I've since gained 4 pounds.
Happy (very late) Halloween!!


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