Let the Halloween commentary begin:
This is Katelyn, but for Halloween night, This is our BYU Cheerleader.
I got this costume for tiny Katee in her Dad's honor, as he is a true-blue fan. He loves it, and she got many comments throughout the night, based on if the candy givers were Y fans or U fans. But they all thought she was pretty adorable.
And yes, she is holding a gigantic soda pop. It was orange soda, if you are wondering. I gave up soda more then a year ago and have miraculously lost the taste for it in any form, but my kids still like it. They all shared this big drink. But still. It's a really big drink. I will change my ways in providing it for my children. But it's still a super funny picture.
This here is Olivia, or Rapunzel, if you will.
Man - Oh, it's Princess Freckles!
Liv - NO-O-O! I'm Princess Rapunzel!
Man - Oh, sorry. I just really love your freckles.
Mom - Say thank you.
Liv - Thank you. (walking away and muttering) Everybody just LOVES my freckles.
Mom - I know. That's because they are so beautiful.
Liv - I know. I love them, too. It's just that the sun kisses me all the time, like muah-muah-muah. It kisses me every morning before school!
Let's all take a moment and appreciate the awesomeness that is Olivia, shall we?
This is K.J.
Or K.J. the Veterinarian on October 31.
That's Lilly on his head, his favorite webkin. Lilly gets a lot of love. Everyone is sort of jealous of Lilly. Duchess, Leo, Zion, Gadget Love... they all feel a little left out.
In the running for Favorite Picture Of All Time:
And this one is pretty nice, too:
This is Kate after our first few houses:
I mean, come on, people. That is so obviously the cutest thing ever.
Mariah also came trick-or-treating with us, and her costume as a personal trainer got many chuckles. I will admit, I wasn't quite into the spirit of dressing up this year and even considered just going as a parent (gasp! I know. I practically heard the horror coming from all of you), because I needed the Double B for my planned costume to be totally awesome. But in the last five minutes before go time, I decided I couldn't let my Halloween love fall by the way side. I put together a costume and Olivia exclaimed in pleasure "You're Mother Gothel!" And darned if I wasn't.
I think it was meant to be.
We followed our tradition of trick-or-treating with the Allred's and the Wolsleger's, and it was fun to look behind me as Katee and I chased the older kids at Shawna and Trina and Jon and Dennis crunching leaves behind us. What a happy memory.
Here's our family of spooks at Grandma's: