Sunday, November 04, 2007

Phew! It's Over!

I'm not really a Halloween humbug, but like I said earlier, it's not really one of my fav's. Kathleen's costume came out cute, although she said that at the party she went to Friday night, noone knew what she was supposed to be, so she was bummed. She can't say I didn't warn her! A "baby doll" is a touch less recognizable than Avril Lavigne. But whatever...she looked adorable, and had a blast. My niece Madeline made her own Pop Tart costume, and it was FABulous! I was so impressed. The kid is a riot. She used shredded construction paper for her "sprinkles", and she painted the board and glued that stuff on with a tiny bit of help from her mother. Isn't it fantastic?!

Jennifer's son Will was a little Native American, although he refused the face paint. I remember when Kathleen was his age--she didn't want to put anything on her face either. He lost his feather at some point in the night, but the persuit of candy was much more important than some silly feather.

So we had a nice spaghetti and meatball dinner with spice cake for dessert at my house, and then off we went through our neighborhood for a bit, then down to Kelly's. There were lots of people at Kelly's, and the bonfire was burning...I can't believe I didn't take pics of everyone around the fire this year. It's nice to have that small town atmosphere, and to catch up with everyone after we haven't seen them in a few months. And of course all the kids love it, because the get to run around in the dark like little monsters! :) We trick-or-treated down there (in New Baltimore) too, and that was a gold mine. The houses are fairly close together in the hamlet, and some people were really into the whole thing. The decorations were great. Kathleen got to meet up with more of her friends, and she had fun. She got tired at 8:30 though, so it was an early night for us, which was AOK by me! :) She had school the next day, and she knows her limits. The poor kid gets up at 6am every day.

I just shot into the dark at the kids with my flash, lol, so the quality is a little bit hurtin', but I wanted you to see the crowd at Kelly's. A giant hay-wagon FULL of little kids came by as we were leaving. There had to be 20 kids on it! It's a good thing Kelly stocks up! You can see Kelly above in the pic on the left...she's the one in the background with the big witch's hat on. She tries to make a new hat every year, and pesters me for fun fabric every year starting around the first of October.
I'll leave you with this Picasa collage of other pics from the night. I must say, it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. ;) Hey, as long as Kathleen has fun, it's all good.

8 comments:

Amber said...

What great H'ween photos...I realy like the one of all the kids in the graveyard in the center of the collage. The Pop Tart is great! Sounds like a wonderful time!

suzette said...

That Pop Tart is so original! Kathleen needed a binky hanging from her neck...yeah, one of those recalled crystal binkies from etsy! :-P She's adorable anyway. Sharon, I can't see your ant dropping collage pics. Go to your Picasa web album and embed the slideshow of the album in your blog...it's way cool. (Open your album and look on the lower left.) I just tried it and I'm impressed! Love, love, LOVE Picasa and Google!

Rose said...

Kathleen looks adorable! Kinda like Alice in Wonderland as well as a baby doll. Looks like it was a fun party!

Rose said...

Sounds like a really fun night! Kathleen is adorable and I love the Pop Tart too. No tiny kids around here anymore so I sure do miss this holiday.

Rosalie

Greg said...

What fun costumes!! Looks like a great time. Love that Halloween tree, too!!

PAT said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful hallowe'en.

I'm wandering through blogland, slowly catching up, from being away from home until yesterday. Had errands etc, today. I really miss visiting! Terrie says I need a laptop for the weekends!

Pat

Anonymous said...

20-20 hindisght but here goes. I think 2 touches would have helped with the "baby doll" costume: (1) perfectly round, bright red cheeks and (2) a pull-string with a ring at the end, dangling down from the side of her dress. She could even say "Ma-ma" when someone tugged at it! All the outfits were great though. Madeline is so cute; Laura went as a tart, too. I TOLD her not to have such a skimpy outfit. All the teenage boys came up to the porch, said, "Trick or Tr..." and then stood there with their mouths hanging open. Different kinda tart. I like Madeline's version MUCH better.

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh what fun! Everyone looks great, fabulous costumes!

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