October 31, 2007

Mickey and Minnie Go Trick or Treating

The girls were so excited to get ready for Halloween.

2:45 p.m. -- Tights and leotard on.

3:00 p.m. -- Black nose and "fancy lipgloss" applied.

3:15 p.m. -- The doorbell starts ringing and it doesn't take them long to figure out that trick-or-treating has begun.

3:30 p.m. -- The much-loved fancy shoes and dress are on and now we just have to wait for Eric to get home from work.

3:50 p.m. -- Eric is home! I put on their ears and gloves and they nearly run out the front door and down the front steps.

We started at our next door neighbor's house first. I rang the doorbell, our neighbor opened the door, both girls said, "Trick or Treat," a very polite, "Thank you" and then Michal added, "OK, let's go to the next house . . . please." Eric and I both burst out laughing! She was a definitely a girl on a mission.

Our original plan was to go to a few houses. Well, we ended up going up and down both sides of our street and to a few houses on an adjacent street. The girls were hysterical . . . and doing quite well in their high-heeled, yellow sparkly shoes too. They'd march right up to the door, ring the door bell -- if they could reach it -- collect their candy and then ask to go to the next house. In one of the pictures below Kenna is looking in the window because no one was coming to the door. At one point Kenna told us, "I want to go IN the houses and play." They were both so darn cute and funny about the whole thing.

Once we got home they sat on the front porch and passed out candy for a little while and then they came inside, sat on the floor and played "Trick or Treat" with Eric. They'd tell him to say, "Trick or Treat" and then they'd give him a piece of candy out of their pail. Thankfully, they were a lot more excited about playing "Trick or Treat" than they were about eating candy. They actually never ate a single piece. They found a candy wrapper this morning and Kenna said, "Daddy ate the candy." Umm. It was actually Mommy who ate the candy but shhh, don't tell. Daddy was wisely redistributing their candy to the big-kid trick-or-treaters who came to our door after we were home. He should have gotten rid of the Baby Ruth's first to save me from myself.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, Michal is Mickey and Kenna is Minnie even though they both are wearing Minnie Mouse outfits. Michal has insisted all along that she was going to be Mickey Mouse not Minnie Mouse. BUT, and this is a big but, her Mickey Mouse wears a dress and sparkly shoes. The girls even called each other Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse the entire time we were trick-or-treating. Too funny.

The pictures above are from Halloween 2005 (two bunnies), Halloween 2006 (ladybug and butterfly) and this year (Mickey and Minnie Mouse.) It's crazy how fast they've gone from being baby bunnies to big-girl mice. Michal is on the left in every picture. Somehow she's always on the left in posed pictures and I don't even try to put her on the left. It just happens. Oh, and don't be fooled by the buckets. Kenna has the "M" bucket and Michal has the one with the "K." They think it's funny to have the opposite one. They giggle and laugh and say, "My name is Menna and my name is Kichal."

Happy Halloween from two mice and their mommy and daddy!

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