Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

So, our first Halloween in Tennessee.

The morning after, over breakfast, Jim says to me, “I think it was a success.”

Despite the fact that I’m less than thrilled with the photographic evidence of the night, I’d have to agree.

From the get-go, things were against us.  The Tennessee Vols game was smack dab in the middle of trick-or-treating hours; some of our best friends couldn’t attend our party because they were at the aforementioned ill-timed game; other friends had to cancel at the last minute…

But then we all dove in to the steaming pots of chili and potato soup:

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And then Andrea showed up with these:

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And the littles decided that grilled cheese wasn’t so bad an idea (except for Seth, of course):

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And all was right with the world.

Seth was thrilled to see Strawberry Shortcake (aka his BFF Mady).  (I promise, the feeling is usually mutual, but I think the chaos in our dining room took her a little by surprise.) 

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I wasn’t sure that we’d actually manage to get everyone out the door.  All together, there were 7 adults and 7 kids in our group.  Lions and chickens and Dora – oh my!

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And here comes the “trick” part of my evening, and also the reason that we weren’t ever able to get one picture of ALL the costumed kiddos together.

Our group has a handful of “little mothers,” and the lure of all the baby paraphernalia in Seth’s room proved to be too great a temptation for them.  Within the first hour, the little girls had bathed, diapered, swaddled, and put to put every stuffed animal and toy in Seth’s entire room, using every blanket and diaper we own.

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Poor George.  See his little paw?  He’s trying to surrender, I think.

But even George would have to admit, we laughed a lot, ate a lot, gave away (most of) our candy stash, and had a great time with our friends.


NoVaIrish said...

Looks like a great night. Poor George though!

The O'Neils said...

Aw, it looks like you guys had a blast. I hate that we missed it. But go ahead and mark me down for next year...I am there, baby!! Friday night?? :) Hugs!

phasejumper said...

Looks like so much fun! Who handed out candy at your house? Did you make the potato soup? (If so, I would love to see the recipe on here...)

Mom to 2 Angels said...

You guys were great hosts! I take full credit for that mess. That what AP's room looks like 90% of the time :)

Holly said...

Had to laugh at your 'trick'!! Such little mother hens!

lalalady said...

So adorable!! Too funny about George. LOL I love the pics and your interesting and entertaining storytelling of the night. :)

Sara said...

Looks like SOOO much fun! I wish I could have hid in the back of the car on Jim's way back down. :) Maybe next time.

Brooke said...

The difference between boys and girls amazes me!! Cute!

Janna said...

Hi Monica!

Looks like a great party. I have chosen you to be awarded with a blog award on my blog that you should be able to read about by the end of the day.

Valerie said...

I literally laughed out loud when I saw George all diapered up with his shoes on! Looks like a tornado hit that room.

Carolina Mama said...

Looks like a grand time! Love seeing your blog again. Blessings to you at the 5 month point.

Rachel said...

I love it! I love the soups and the costumes and the diapering tornado that swept through Seth's room.