We started off our Halloween festivities with our annual photo shoot out on the front porch before heading off to the church for an early trunk-or-treat. Here is my darling Lia dressed up as Princess Anna of Arendale. Although we had bought Lia's gypsy costume last November on clearance, Lia decided a few days before Halloween that she really wanted to be a Disney princess for a FIFTH year in a row! So, luckily, we were able to borrow her friend's costume two days before Halloween. I thought she looked adorable in her braids and dress.
My sweet, baby Ella dressed up as a BYU cheerleader. Lia wore this exact costume when she was eight months old...and Ella is exactly 19 months old today! This just shows you how different in size they are.
My crazy boy, Logan, showing off his shark costume--complete with the head that he refused to wear most of the night. It was amazing that I got this picture...
and this picture.
The only problem with our ward having their trunk-or-treat so early in the afternoon was that it required me to wake both Ella and Logan up from their naps. Ella did just fine with this abrupt transition, but being true to Logan's form, he was NOT happy about being woken up and forced into a costume and pushed outside for some pictures. As a result, this was the best I could get out of him after a massive tantrum in the house and on the front steps.
You can imagine my annoyance as we showed up to the church and learned that they had decided to start the trunk-or-treating early (we decided to skip the ridiculously early chili dinner at 3 p.m.). As a result, the entire thing was done when we got there a little after 4 p.m. I was so mad. It took me a good hour or two to get over this one as I could have just let my babies sleep a little bit longer and avoided the entire drama with Logan if I had only known. We went inside the church anyways, and the kids got candy from a total of three people as we walked around the "loop" which was a total disappointment to everyone. Here is baby Ella checking out her tiny stash of candy.
Logan and Lia munching on some left over cornbread muffins before leaving the church.
Logan promised me on the car ride home from church that he would try to take a better group picture on the front steps after we got back. This was as good as we could get.
Ron and the kids then watched Disney's old version of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" while I made dinner. After dinner, we headed out about 6:30 for about an hour and a half of trick-or-treating. Like previous years, we only made it to the top of our road and back down again before the kids threw in the towel to go back home and answer our door. Since it had been a really rainy day, I had managed to buy Logan his own umbrella that he was thrilled to bring with him and use (even when the rain stopped). Here are Lia and Logan heading up our street at the beginning of the evening.
Mama and the gang.
Papa and the gang.
Logan running up to ring a doorbell.
Logan and Lia waiting for Donna (the sweet, elderly lady who lives a few houses up from us) to answer the door and give out her giant-sized. candy bars.