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Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the costumes of year’s past.

2005

Halloween 2005 (Maggie and Burke)

2006

2006 (Burke and Maggie)

2007

2007 (Maggie)

2007

2007 (Burke)

2007

2007 (Logan)

2008

2008 (Burke and Maggie)

2008

2008 (Logan)

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2009 (Maggie, Burke, and Logan)

 

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the costumes of year’s past.

2005

Halloween 2005
(Maggie and Burke)

2006

2006
(Burke and Maggie)

2007

2007
(Maggie)

2007

2007
(Burke)

2007

2007
(Logan)

2008

2008
(Burke and Maggie)

2008

2008
(Logan)

Halloween Preview

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we hit a Halloween party yesterday. And today was our town’s Horribles Parade. (Have I mentioned that I love our town? 🙂 ) Between the two, the kids have had so much fun – without any candy!!

Twins Club Halloween Party

Ridin' Around

Ridin' Around

"I'm an Elephant!"

"I'm an Elephant!"

In the Bouncy House

In the Bouncy House

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

Town Horribles Parade

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Still an Elephant!

Still an Elephant!

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

After the Parade

When the parade was over, instead of waiting in line for the candy that the kids didn’t need, we stopped at the park to play in the leaves.

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Scaring the Crap Outta My Kids

So, Halloween isn’t really a kid-friendly holiday, huh? I mean…let’s dress up and scare the crap out of them…after hyping them up with so much candy you can’t actually tell if they’re shaking from the sugar or because they’re freaked out. Nice.

We have some decorations up … and the typical shows the kids watch have been doing the Halloween themed stuff lately (ghosts, monsters, bats, etc). I didn’t *really* think anything of it until a few nights ago when Logan woke up – twice…literally shaking in his crib. Poor kid.

Apparently, I accidentally moved his clock just right so that it was casting new shadows (HIS shadows) on the wall … and it was totally freaking him out. I went in and he was pointing to the wall and shaking and crying. I felt so bad for him! I asked if he was scared, and with big tears in his eyes he nodded and said “Scared!” So I asked if he wanted to use the Monster Spray. He nodded. I turned to head out the door to get it and he totally freaked again…I had to take him with me to get the Monster Spray! That calmed him down for about 15 minutes – tops. . . when I had to go in again and spray one more time.

We ended up moving his night light (it hadn’t occurred to me at that point that it was his clock), and he slept through the rest of the night…but geez. Poor kid.

Makes My Monday: Pumpkin Painting!

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Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

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In honor of Halloween, I’m posting from the twins’ first one.

Halloween 2005

Halloween 2005

Maggie is the Giraffe and Burke is the Dinosaur (Dragon?)

It Was Horrible

…because it was supposed to be! 🙂

Our town had its annual Horribles Parade yesterday. Apparently, they’ve had over 40 of them…I find that pretty cool, and it makes me love our new town that much more.

Anyway…we all lined up behind the fire truck. And when I say “we all” I mean, pretty much all of the kids and their parents in the town!! Or at least, it seemed like it.

Lining Up

Lining Up

All of the kids (and some adults) dressed up to march from the fire house to the high school (about 1/2 mile maybe?). There were a *lot* of really cool costumes.

Around the Bend

Around the Bend

As you can see, since pretty much everyone was in the parade, there were not a lot of spectators. I think I saw a total of 10 people watching…

Maggie insisted on walking down the yellow line. And she walked with her skirt in her hand – very princess-like.

Princess Maggie

Princess Maggie

Logan didn’t have a nap at all yesterday, but was – again – a very good little guy. He was just taking in the sights along the way.

Logan the Tiger

Logan the Tiger

When we reached the high school, we asked the fire men if it would be okay to take a picture of Burke in front of the fire truck.

Fire Man Burke

Fire Man Burke

Oh, and before we left for the parade, I just couldn’t resist this shot…

Tiger on the Rocking Tiger

Tiger on the Rocking Tiger