Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween 2014! ... AKA our version of Elsa & Anna

Halloween used to be a holiday I could skip entirely.  I hate scary things and I believe Christians should not celebrate death, darkness, witchcraft and sorcery.  So usually Halloween to me means browse a cute, cuddly costume, wear for pictures and then pass out some candy.  I could skip that.

This year, with Grey's utter obsession with Frozen, and Rose's nearly same level of obsession, we decided to allow them to be Elsa and Anna.  (Just like the other 300,000,000 little girls around the world.  "Elsa - the quintessential costume of Halloween 2014".)

I prepared myself for a day of meltdowns, candy overdoses, crying photos and typical toddler/10 month old behavior on holidays.  I cringed and took several deep breaths when I woke up Friday, if I am being honest.  Chet worked from home most of the day, so he helped me get the girls dressed early so we could at least enjoy a free lunch from one of the many restaurants participating in "wear a costume and kids eat free" deals.  Grey chose McCallister's.  Of course.  She is obsessed with soup. ;)  Low and behold...both girls absolutely ADORED their costumes, the makeup (for Grey), and photo shoots.  It was almost magical for them.  SO FUN!

The day got even better when we decided to go trick-or-treating around our precious little neighborhood.  All the other kids were out and Grey and Rose ate.it.up.  It was such a sweet family evening, and both girls laughed the whole time.  Grey has never opened up with strangers as much as she did, and relished in each opportunity to knock and say, "Trick or Treat Please".  PRECIOUS.

I do happen to believe our Anna and Elsa were the cutest around... Rose's first Halloween was a success!  I also do believe Christians can celebrate kids, neighbors, togetherness and fun without the darkness involved.  Let's be honest here...any Christian willing to celebrate Christmas and bash Halloween needs a history lesson.

Funny story:  Grey's has had two pieces of candy since Friday!  She doesn't even know what to do with all of it, and since most of the candies are types she has never tried, her lack of experience with them makes it a WIN for us. lol.
Sweet girl turned 45 weeks old yesterday.  She is getting a couple more teeth this week (we think), so the past two days have been unusually fussy for her. Darn teething.

 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,  for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  1 Thessalonians 5:1-2

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