Monday, October 31, 2011

No Tricks, just Treats!!

Our annual "Treat Night" with the girls was tonight and it's a treat for us for sure!!  It begins with pizza unlike any we have in our small town!  A great place just down the street from Mike & Lori has deep dish pizza only to be rivaled by that we used to eat in Chicago...yum!  Then the girls get dressed and off we go!
 This year Emma was a fish and Bailey was the Queen of the Sea!
 An excited one at that...ready to go see her kingdom!
 The next few pics were taken by Bailey, our new budding photographer.  We have to giggle a bit at recent pics of Emma...she is so fair that she "glows" in many pictures. 
 Bailey's pic of her Aunt Jamie and Uncle John....
 and one of her grandparents...Lori's parents.  Good job Bailey!!!
 One of us with the photographer...
 and bidding goodbye to the men in the family as is our tradition.  The guys stay home to hand out candy while the ladies forage out.
 The girls with next door neighbor "Strawberry Shortcake"!
 Collecting candy and being polite.  I was surprised at the great idea many had of putting an outdoor firepit  next to their chairs as they handed out candy.  It felt good and smelled so good as we walked down the street.
 Bailey ready to "treat" all night....
while Emma was ready to head home to bed to dream of all her candy!

31 comments:

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Precious costumes--looks like you had an amazing time!

Cro Magnon said...

I only had one lot arrive chez nous yesterday. It was still light, they had no costumes, and they took ALL my favourite licorice wheels. Still, this is France, and Halloween is very new for them.

Wanda..... said...

Cute costumes for the girls, Donna!

Jacqueline said...

Utterly gorgeous...looks like everyone had fun!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Sounds like everyone had such a great time. We did too. Love the girls' costumes!

Music Notes said...

Very cute costumes!

Kerri said...

The girls look adorable in their costumes!

Sue said...

Amazing costumes. They really stand out for their color and craftsmanship.

=)

Wander to the Wayside said...

What cute ideas for costumes! It's always so fun to see the little ones, and I think girls usually have the cutest ones. As for the grandkids taking the photos, I always either sit down or make them stand on something so the camera doesn't shoot right up my nose!

yaya said...

Super cute costumes...very sparkly! Looks like everyone had a fun time. Bailey did a good job of taking some pics...she's a future blogger!

Molly said...

Well done Bailey for all her brilliant photos - she has a real talent there, Donna. Love the costumes.

Stacy Crawford said...

I love the costumes. What's the pizza place?

Julia said...

Hi Donna, I' BACk as you can see and I even have my identity back..I could read your blog but I couldn't leave comments. I'm so sorry about Irene 's passing. She reminded me of my mother, always cheerful with a big smile right to the bitter end. Hugs.

Your Halloween pictures are so cute and the little puppy is just so adorable , the fish and the sea world princess as well. It's so much fun seeing them all dressed up in their costumes and they grow up so fast.

Thanks for your sweet comment , " Not my Julia", I had to laugh out loud. Take care, stay safe. Hugs, JB

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Looks like a great night!! XOL

Pop Champagne said...

ohh such cute costumes! looks like you had a great halloween!

Sush said...

OH how beautiful they were! And the costumes were stunning! Little girls are so much fun to dress for Halloween. Although my boys were always a laugh riot!

So enjoyable of an evening for you and yours...yay!
Hugs~

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a wonderful way to spend Halloween. I knew that you would have some great pics to share and I loved everyone of them.
Bailey is quite the little photographer already. lol
Strange you mentioned like the Pizza we had in Chicago because my cousin and I were talking about the very same thing at dinner tonight. How weird is that.
Loved my visit and you
Maggie

Hilary said...

They're just adorable. Gotta love that little fish with a pacifier in her mouth. :) Someone is very creative in costume design.

Nezzy said...

How cool is it that Strawberry Shortcake lives next door???

Oh how precious your little Queenie and chubby little fish are.

Your family is just beautiful, you are blessed girl.

Have a marvelous day filled with sweet blessins sweetie!!!

Darlene said...

So fun to see all of the Halloween costumes. What a great holiday Halloween is for kids (even for many of their parents, to say nothing of grandparents.) I love to see the little ones in their costumes and they get so excited! Your pictures were great! I'm sure you all had a fun time!

Hope said...

oh...soooo cute! what a lovely fun time with family
great pics.!
hope you are well!
take care!

Lisalulu said...

WHAT fun everyone had! what fun to have so much family nearby!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've always wondered who was behind Starkey Hollow!-- now I know

saltbox treasures said...

Fun times and great memories!
Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. What a wonderful life she had.
Take care.
~ Julie

Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful costumes, It's finally getting cool enough to wear coats here now too. Big Hugs♥

Jennifer said...

looks like a lot of fun! our chance to babysit this weekend! busy day...rocking a 3 month old the best part. gonna sleep good!

karen said...

What beautiful costumes everyone had! We were so looking forward to spending Halloween with our granddaughters in Massachusetts, but that wretched storm forced their community to cancel Halloween! So sad... but maybe just as well as it was SO COLD out! Maybe next year we'll have a Halloween with them like the one you enjoyed. Darling pictures.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! :)

Shannon said...

Their costumes were adorable!! Cutie pies!

Darlene said...

It sounds like the whole family had a great time for Halloween. I loved the girls costumes and hey! you are right, that Bailey is getting to be a darned good photographer. I think that's neat that she is taking such and interest in Photography at her age. Her pics are surprisingly good too.

Life 101 said...

For several days around Halloween, all our Facebook friends posted pictures of their kids and grandkids.
They were delightful. I love seeing kids all dressed up.
Some of them get into it and others can't wait to get home and get out of the costumes.
What fun.

Deb Shucka said...

The most beautiful costumes I think I've ever seen! I love getting to hear your holiday stories. What a lovely family you are.