Muno and Foofa
The big day started with school trick-or-treating with their classmates at Energen downtown. It was a ton of fun and of course this Mom was along for the ride - and what a ride it was! Complete chaos, but super fun. Caroline has never been trick-or-treating (she was 5 months old last Halloween) so this was all new to her, but she LOVED it. She loved her costume (hat, gloves and all) and loved grabbing candy from bowls and either passing it out to all her friends or stuffing it in her bag (it took her a few minutes to figure out where the candy went). She put on a show for the Energen employees - she danced in the center of the room, ran all over the place, went from station to station taking candy and helping the employees pass it out. One employee videoed her every move - I guess you could say she's gone viral at Energen! Catherine Ellis was old enough this year to understand Halloween and she too loved it! I was worried about the costume - the past two years she's not liked dressing up, but this year was different - she was excited from the day the Foofa costume arrived!
Riding to Energen to trick-or-treat
Putting on a show for the employees
Foofa trick-or-treating at Energen
The first bucket of candy -
by far her favorite
These are my favorite types of pics
Caroline's class - Tiny Tots
Swiping food off her friend's plate
Ghost Bowling - sister loved this game!
Joyful about destroying the standing pins
Setting them all upright again
Catherine Ellis with her Go Fish Loot
Caroline and her stolen pumpkin
Adding loot to her stolen pumpkin
Bobbing for Ducks - a crowd favorite
Inhaling her first powdered donut
Sweet C has discovered her sweet tooth
Ring Toss on the witches hat
Caroline stealing the footballs
David and Catherine Ellis football tossing
Taking more candy and knocking down more bowling pins
(KRB, this was one sweet Samford Chi O!!)
One of many sweet reunions with YW staff members
After the fall festival we headed to our sweet friends The Browns - the boys go to school with Catherine Ellis and Caroline and the girls are huge fans of Richmond and Stephen. Their Mommy and Daddy are good friends of ours too so it was super fun to get to spend Halloween evening with them. The kids played and played, ate yummy food and enjoyed great company. We look forward to this party every Halloween! Thank you Browns for hosting us!
Team Brown and Team Cain
Catherine Ellis and Stephen - two peas in a pod!
Caroline and Stephen
Look at my sweet little baby in a big girl swing!!
Team Brown and Cain attacking the candy bowl
Best picture of the two of them (out of 200)
heaven on earth for a wee one
Stephen and Catherine Ellis "wrestling"Last, but not least Catherine Ellis and I dropped by a few dear friends houses and trick-or-treated. Caroline and Daddy went on home as sweet C had her fill of partying for the day! Our very last stop was at Archer's house - as most of you will remember he and sweet C are 5 weeks apart and his Mommy is one of my best friends - we love this sweet boy and his family like they were our own! Catherine Ellis and Archer were pretty smitten to see one another:
Catherine Ellis and precious buddy Archer
All in all we had a fun-filled, crazy and joyous Halloween. There is nothing better than watching and enjoying holidays with these two - even on just for fun holidays like Halloween I am reminded of how blessed we are. We had a full day with wonderful friends - new and old - another reminder of how blessed our children are to have the village they have. God never ceases to amaze me! Hope you all had safe and happy Halloween's as well!