Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011--Lucky Ladybug

Kenly decided back in August that she wanted to be a ladybug for Halloween. So, when I went to the Wee Trade Sale and found this cute costume for $4.00, I was super excited.  She was able to go trick-or-treating twice on Monday.  She tried to change her mind about being a ladybug at the last minute.  She's a bit gaga over the Disney princesses right now, so she wanted to wear her Snow White dress.  The weather was really chilly, so I was able to deny her request.  When she said she didn't want to wear the bug costume, I reminded her that only people in costumes get candy on Halloween.  We had no issues after that.

She refused to wear the hood for most of the day.  I was able to capture this cute picture with the hood up.
Her first trick-or-treating experience was at a local nursing home.  We decided to join The Small Fry Playgroup for this outing.  It was our first time meeting up with the playgroup, but we decided to go anyways.  We had a blast.  I was nervous about how Kenly would deal with some of the residents, but I should not have been concerned at all.  She was a trooper.  She blew kisses, collected candy, and said Happy Halloween to just about everyone.  After walking around the home for about an hour she said, "Trick-or-treating is hard work."  I don't  have many pictures from the outing because we needed to respect the residents privacy.
Since I had such bad contractions on Saturday, we thought it best to avoid the mayhem in downtown Hendersonville and opt for something a bit more tame.  We met up with the Young's for Kenly's first door-to-door trick-or-treating adventure.  After a yummy dinner of chili and "mummy dogs," we hit the streets. Davis went as Batman.  Beckham went as a fireman.  Baby Drew went as Robin.  So, three families ventured out into the night reminding kids to say thank you when they received candy.

Kenly loved getting candy in  her bucket.  After every house, she ran back to Adam to show him her loot.

Running to Daddy's open arms.

I was there...waddling slowly behind most of the crowd. 
When she got home from collecting goodies, she dumped everything out and examined her candy. 
We even had to count some of it.  So far she's been good about sharing, but I don't dare sneak anything without asking.  I swear she'll know. 
This Halloween was full of plenty of treats.

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