Mostly treats

Finally I have my camera back and can post some Trick-or-Treating pictures. This just solidifies in my mind why I need a Nikon D40. I can dream ...

We went to Andy's office in the morning (he took the day off) and his co-workers got to meet the girls. Katie and Maddie were shy at first - then they realized - "people are giving us chocolate!" and perked right up. I decided at the beginning of the day that I was going to let them have candy when they wanted it - and that I wouldn't make a big deal when I did say "no" - and it worked out pretty well. They go their chocolate and when I told them "later" they knew I meant it and didn't freak out.

We went to see my mom next and her co-workers made a fuss over the girls, too. We gave them some lunch there and let them "work" for a while. They loved it!

They went down for a nice long nap when we got home. When it was time to get dressed up again, Maddie was - shall we say - NOT going for it. Katie loves to dress up - in any way. She is usually very cooperative when it comes to getting dressed and ready to go out. Maddie loves to say "no" and will just go to flop-mode when she doesn't want to do something. She was crying and screaming that she didn't want to put her vest or hat on - and after I calmed myself down and took a 5-minute time out - we went out with her not dressed up.
Of course, once she realized that CHOCOLATE was the theme of the day, she calmed down enough to let me slip the vest on her - although she still resisted that stupid hat. We took them out of the wagon and I was so proud of how they acted. They learned very quickly that you say, "trick-or-treat" and then (with a few nudges) they said "thank you" as well. Again, we let them have a few pieces then and there, and when we said "later" they were good with it.

(Got the vest on!)

We went trick-or-treating with our neighbors up the block, Dave and Lisa, and their little baby Jake. The girls LOVE Baby Jake - and he had a great time trick-or-treating, too! Jake was The Incredible Hulk! (Dave was a Nascar fan.)

When we were done, we fed the kids, put the girls in their cribs and Jake in a pack-n-play. The grown-ups had pizza and watched Poltergeist, of which we were all amazed that we forgot half of the movie. It was a great day and I think the older they get - the easier it will get. Can't wait for next year - what shall they be .... ?


Darla said...

Wow! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time. Don't worry about the baby not wanting to dress up, one day you won't be able to stop her from dressing up!! Enjoy!!!

Kerry Marie McG said...

I love all of your blogs but this is definitely a favorite! (You should have a top ten contest...LOL!) You are a Mommy - I love it! (Not that you weren't always - LOL!) Nice to see Lucy! Love the Hulk!

Audrey Lois said...

Hi Ro: I am glad Andy came back with the camera! The pictures are wonderful!!! I am back in your new comment section.........the same thing happened as yesterday when I was talking to you on the phone. It says "select profile" I will do my google and be confident that I am not screwing up your site!

Beverlee said...

I see we have a 'left' and 'right' here! Great pics!

kbaker@ctrail.net said...

looks like you all had some fun....love the girlys little outfits. CUTE!