We started out the Halloween weekend with a mad dash out to find some reasonably priced black boots to go with Em's pirate costume. Scored these $20 beauties at Target:
That evening, we had a themed dinner at my brother and sister-in-law's house. I wish I'd taken pictures of the decorations! We walked through a fog tunnel to get into the house, and then there were "cobwebs" draped down from the ceiling. Lots of other great touches as well!
We were greeted by the cutest little duck ever! (my niece, Eva)
Emily and Ali (my other niece) were lookin' good! Em looks like a shrimp compared to her cousin! LOL
Grandma Marlee and Emily posed for a nice picture
Connor refused to get his picture taken, Jared was too busy making faces, and my dad's eyes came out closed, so my attempt at pictures of the BOYS fell flat!
"Vomit" and "skin slices" for appetizers
Used Goblin Q-tips were one of the dessert choices
The dinner menu. We were allowed to choose two things from the menu
For the record, I chose a pitch fork and the tape worms with monster grease and dandruff!!
After the dinner, Dan and I headed off to the first of two Halloween parties we were attending, and we found these disgusting-but-hilarious-and-delicious cookies set out (bloody tampon cookies, especially set out for any vampires in the room!)
At the last party we went to for the night, Dan met Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers!
On the actual Halloween day, the kids had some fun parties in their classrooms, and then after school, we made a mad dash to visit grandparents before heading off for diner and trick-or-treating with some good friends.
We came by so early, Gram and Grandpa Dan weren't quite ready with the candy (Gram was still on her way home with it from the store!! LOL)
Grandma Marlee had an appointment, but Grandpa Jeff was ready with goody bags for the kids
After taking the LONG way around to avoid the downtown craziness with all the trick-or-treaters hitting up the shops, we finally made it to our friend's house, and the real fun began!
Best attempt at a group photo of all the kids, minus Nicole, who was channeling Connor's evil twin and refused to let us photograph her
Didn't baby Minnie Mouse turn out adorable????
These kids were CRAZY amounts of hyper and ready to get the show on the road!
They needed one short candy break to refuel and were on our way to finish up the last portion of the neighborhood.
There was a nice surprise for the beer drinkers in our group when we came across a house giving out beer to adults, and candy for the kids!
Came back to their house after trick-or-treating, and filled our plates with a large variety of food and stuffed ourselves silly. Good food, good friends, good times!
I'd say it was one heck of a good weekend. Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. We sure did!