I look forward to seeing all the kids in their costumes. And, Brian and I dress up, too. (Just for the kids. You know, we wouldn't want to let them down. It's not like we totally love it or anything.)
|7th Annual Bailey's Boo Bash
Brian decided to go with a Top Gun fighter pilot. ( I'm still trying to talk him into reenacting the volleyball scene.) I was a witch. Hey! Keep your wisecracks to yourself! Bailey was a referee, which was perfect for our little athlete. And Drew wanted to be "a fighting guy" this year. Ironically, this is the same costume that Bailey decided on in 2009.
|I should have talked Drew into wearing this pink one and saving me 30 bucks.
The highlight of Bailey's Boo Bash this year was Uncle Nate showing up in a chicken suit! I told him to watch his fowl language around the kids, though. heh, heh. Fowl language.
|He even performed the infamous chicken dance.
It seems like only yesterday that Bailey, Connor and Claire looked like this...
|The 1st Annual Bailey's Boo Bash, 2003.
Last night, we enjoyed trick-or-treating. The kids loaded up on candy!
This was also the first year that Drew was old enough to learn the age-old Halloween rhyme:
Tick-or-Treat! Smell my feet! Give me something good to eat!And because we always push our children to go the extra mile, we also taught him the follow-up verse:
And if you don't, I don't care. I'll pull down your underwear!
What I failed to teach him, however, is that this rhyme should only be said before your neighbor opens the door. I'm expecting the HOA to present Brian and I with Parent of the Year Awards at the next planning meeting.
|I told Brian that it looks like he took his THREE children trick-or-treating in this pic.
I'm still waiting on that last growth spurt.
When we got back to the house, I did the responsible thing and inspected all their candy before they ate any of it. A questionable Reece's here, a suspicious Kit Kat there... Hey- I had to eat this candy! I have a duty to protect my children, you know.
Seriously, I bet I ate a dozen pieces of candy, but Drew did not eat a single bite. Instead, he asked if he could eat a banana. Did I actually give birth to this kid!? I'm starting to figure out why he keeps getting thinner and I keep getting fatter.
Another fun Halloween full of great family memories!