I picked up Ivie early from school yesterday to get her dressed and ready for a photo session before heading to the Beale's house for pizza and trick-or-treating. I made it to school in time to catch the tail end of their class party - Ivie still had a muffin and some cookies on her plate. Her chips, no surprise, were already gone...
Ivie's at the age where she's still not quite sure about dressing up. The 2 times that we've put her in her costume, we pretty much had to beg her to let us put it on her. I don't know what it is, other than she doesn't want to relinquish control of her clothes to us. Finally, though, after much talk of only dressing MACIE in her costume and leaving Ivie behind as the rest of us go trick-or-treating, Ivie relented and helped us get her dressed. Of course, once the costume was on, she loved it and couldn't stop looking at herself in the mirror.
After managing to get Macie in the cat costume (another challenge, given her floppiness), we were able to snag a few pictures of the 2 of them together. Until Macie grew weary of the headband, and the cat costume was stripped off and replaced by a more comfy Halloween jumper. "Ahhhhhhh," Macie said!
We then headed outside to take some pictures with our neighbor, Emerson. Some of you (one in particular) will recognize Emerson's costume. It was Ivie's last year! We were so happy that the clown costume that Nina made was able to make a re-appearance THIS Halloween. And Emerson was a very cute clown. That costume is sure spoiled by having 2 cute girls wear it during its lifetime. I'm already planning on Macie wearing it next year!
We finally headed to the Beale's around 5:30p to join them and the Grimsleys for pizza and trick-or-treating. Macie was a bit grumpy when we first started going door-to-door around 6:30p. Perhaps she wanted to be getting candy, too, instead of riding in her stroller? She finally gave up and fell asleep in the Baby Bjorn around 7:00p, giving Mommy the chance to watch Ivie trick-or-treat up close. We all had a blast, and it didn't take Ivie long to remember what Halloween was all about... C-A-N-D-Y. (And hopefully being polite and saying "thank you" as she received it!)
We finally headed home to visit a few houses in our neighborhood before going to bed. Macie was about as tired as I've ever seen her! There was no crying herself to sleep this time. She was asleep even before her head hit the mattress. After Ivie perused her loot on the kitchen floor and looked at some pictures with me, she headed to bed, as well. Another successful and fun Halloween was had by all!
That's a brief overview of our evening, but pictures are better than words. So here are a few shots of our night.