Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Recap


I am a little slow getting a Halloween story told, aren't I?! That's because Halloween festivities seemed to start early and go on and on. First, Thursday, there was a party at school. Friday meant a party at daycare and at our local Y. That was loads of fun! Luckily, I was smart enough to get Maddy and her friend there shortly after it started so they were able to enjoy the bounce slide and haunted house before the hordes arrived. They even scored a couple of those really cool long plastic fingers! I suggested they go through again and get me one, but by then the fingers were gone and it was on to plastic lips!


Due to our crazy October weather, our huge tree in the front dumped ALL of its leaves in one day. The sidewalks were totally covered as was the lawn. Since wet yucky leaves are slippery, I spent Saturday afternoon raking and bagging leaves! Where was Mr. Tennis and the Madster? Off at his dentist's acreage, grooming horses and petting kitties! OY!! We're gonna end up with another pet (besides Janie the fish) if he keeps that up!

Then Saturday evening meant more Halloween fun. We had a ton of trick or treaters! When Maddy and her friend got home from making the rounds, they sat on the front step and greeted the ghosties and goblins! They even donated their own candy when our supplies ran out. Drat -- I forgot to tell them to save some chocolate for me. The only thing left is Starbur*st and Skittle*s! This mama needs chocolate!!

27 comments:

Christy said...

What a beautiful Dorothy!!! She looks so darn cute as always. Glad you guys had a great time!

Christy

Kim said...

I'm guessing any day now Maddy will have a real pet to fill her Dorothy basket :-)

I hear ya on the chocolate, just had myself a Kit Kat! Shhh, don't tell Hannah.

Glad you had a fun Halloween!

TanyaLea said...

Maddy makes an adorable Dorothy!! And how sweet that the girls shared their own goodies when the candy ran out... such givers! :)

Have a blessed week! <><
~Tanya

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She looks adorable!! Glad to hear that you had a great Halloween week....filled with festivities!

Our trees seemed to do the same thing......they turned colors and then with all the rain they were bare in no time......what a mess!

Hope Mr. Tennis has a good rake:)

Have a great week!

Lisa

Laura L. said...

Oh, Maddy looked so cute!

I'm kind of a chocolate lovin' girl myself, but I've kinda been lovin' me some Ski*tles over the weekend. :)

Gail said...

Just finished 2 of those mini Snickers bars before I wrote this...I know what you mean about chocolate. :)

Maddy is an adorable Dorothy, so happy you had a great Halloween!

mommy24treasures said...

how sweet for them to donate their candy! I LOVE Dorothy:)

Lucy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Maddy makes a very pretty Dorothy. :) Our leaves came down in one day too. I was so bummed because we hardly had any sunny days to admire their colors. Have a great week.
Lucy

Sue said...

Oh yes, the mama needs chocolate...how dare they! ; )

Cute pics!

Maree said...

Love, love, love Dorothy, my favorite! There's no place like home!

Looks like you all had a great time! Blessings!

Kim said...

I don't know about you but I am Halloweened out. I am so glad Maddy and her friend enjoyed the Y party and the great prizes!

LuLu said...

Maddy looks so cute as Dorothy! what a great halloween!
xo,
LuLu

Kristin said...

They gave away the chocolate??? NO!

Very cute Dorothy pics! So glad you all had fun. :)

Courtney said...

She looks adorable in her costume!

Sandy Toes said...

How cute and sweet...love that dress!
sandy toe

Jodee Leader said...

Maddy looked soooo cute on Halloween! It sounds like you had a great time!

We have four adorable puppies coming over Thursday. Are you sure Maddy can't have one?!

I am with you on the chocolate! Gotta have it!

Casey said...

I hope you got your chocolate! Sounds like you earned it!! Busy but fun Halloween. The pictures are adorable!

Jeanneoli said...

So many little girls were Dorthy this year. So cute!!!!

Lisa said...

Sounds like you guys were super busy too! Maddy looks so cute in her Dorothy costume!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What a cute Dorothy costume! With 4 kids at my house we have way too much candy. By the way, I am Jodee's sister-in-law. Thanks for looking at my new blog.

Michelle

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

My kids ate up all the good stuff... that just seems wrong to me doesn't it to you?? lol

Kam said...

How fun! Maddie is a perfect Dorothy! And I'm totally with you on the chocolate. I'm ashamed to say, I'm slightly addicted to the stuff! Gotta have a little everyday!

Felicia said...

What a great Halloween costume. Maddy always looks so sweet!

Deb said...

Ahhh.....she is such a cute little Dorothy! Can't wait to see you sporting some plastic lips! :)

Lissa said...

she looked so cute for Halloween. And speaking of leaves... my yard could use a lot of attention!

Bridget said...

Maddy is soooo cute as Dorothy! So glad she had a fun Halloween weekend! I too raked all day Saturday - every leaf off every tree fell off between Friday and Saturday! catching up - and must say the dining room looks lovely!!! Hope all's well!!!!

~Bridget

Kim said...

Our Halloween festivies lasted for days! That is all I posted about for a while, and never did post about Halloween night. The kids get such a kick out of all the holidays! It just wouldn't be the same without little ones.