We used to go to All Saint's Parties until we got tired of all the work involved with either volunteering or just plain running kids around all night hot and sweaty in their costumes, playing games that 2 year olds can't really play, and eating things we'd rather not have them eat. So, we decided to go back to celebrating a good old American Halloween trick or treating in our peaceful neighborhood. The neighbors like seeing the kids, and I don't have to do much. The older girls can handle their own costumes, the boys were set with a quick trip to Target down the 30% off Halloween aisle, and the babies stayed home with me. I stayed back to hand out candy to 1 trick or treater! I can handle that! Paul was the sucker who had to take the boys and Molly out in the cold. The girls went around the neighborhood with a friend.
|Daddy raiding the box of Count Chocula|
Nick is an amazing baby! Of course, I'm biased. He started sitting up a couple days ago. Now he plays with his toys and is pretty content for an extended period of time. He also gets tired so he's napping a lot better. He's also eating a lot of baby food. Maria loves feeding him and experimenting with new tastes for the little guy. What a fun stage of babyhood!
The boys have really been getting into the Star Wars craze. We let them watch the first and second movies which they loved. After Gabe stayed with his host family, he came back talking about a lot more Star Wars facts about guns, jedi knights, and other trivia. As you can see in the Halloween pictures, the two boys were Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi. We picked up a double lightsaber set at Costco over the weekend because we knew the boys would have hours of fun playing with those things. They do! However, they're not the only ones who enjoy playing with the lightsabers.
Here are a couple random pictures of Jane and her favorite toys and one of me that Lucas took. He asked if he could take a picture of me. I love that kid!