Saturday, November 3, 2012

Snapshot Saturday - The Halloween Edition


My firstborn and middle child...I'm framing this one...you have no idea how long it's been since I've had a picture of these two with their arms around each other and smiles on their faces.  No idea. :p



And, of course, the one for whom Halloween was intended...the little one.  We visited our school's Halloween Treats in the Street for just a bit (seems as if that's too babyish for her now...Who knew?).  Then we came home and Trick or Treated in our neighborhood, dodging cars the entire way :/  I will not ruin the spirit of this post by going off on a rant about how I feel about such ridiculousness.  And, finally we returned home to hand out candy, which I think was actually her favorite part of the night...that is until the crazy clown looking dude showed up at the door.  We're not fans of clowns.  Even Layla voiced her disapproval.  Loudly I might add.
We closed up shop after that :) 

Another Halloween in the books...and on to Thanksgiving!

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce @ At Home with Books

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  1. Your children are beautiful. I never had a sister. Only brothers. Lots of brothers.

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    1. I have one brother, Patty. We weren't close growing up, but we are really good friends now :)

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  2. Beautiful children! Sounds like you had a lovely time this Halloween.

    Here's my Saturday Snapshot. Hope you will stop by.

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    1. We usually do, Deb...we enjoy the no pressure holidays much more than the pressurized, marathon holiday season approaching :/

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  3. Great pictures! Your little one is clearly having a terrific time.

    Lisa @ Alive on the Shelves

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    1. She'd been wearing her costume for a month before Halloween. Somehow we found it early this year, so she was able to really enjoy it. Her "spellbook" as she called it that she's holding in her hands is really The Works of Ibsen ;)

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  4. Aww - well they sure look like they're having fun :) And, yeah, the clown? I would have made a loud fuss too lol.

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    1. We both just stood there at first, stunned. Then, the kid said, "Hey Reagan!" so obviously it's a kid we know...but this costume was so frightful that it completely disguised the kid himself. Yikes. Reagan scolded me for telling Layla to stop barking. She said if a mean clown came around to our house on any other occasion, we wouldn't want Layla to be confused. I gave the dog a treat for barking after that kind of logic :p

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  5. They all look great! I was surprised to see parents in cars this year, driving alongside while their kids were trick-or-treating door-to-door. I've never seen that before - it wasn't even raining that much.

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    1. For the last few years we seem to have more and more of it. This year I even saw a family riding around the neighborhood...who actually lives in the neighborhood??? When we were kids, we had the best time in groups walking all around our own neighborhoods to houses we knew. I don't get the car thing...and it's just a matter of time before some child gets hurt. Heavy sigh.

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  6. What lovely girls and everyone looks so happy.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! :) My very favorite photos are the ones like these where you can really see the true person shining through. You might can see in my middle daughter's eyes a little bit of her own belief that her older sister instigated the photo...as if there's some kind of trick approaching ;/

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  7. It sounds like you had fun until the clown showed up! lol

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    1. We really did! I figured if Layla got so upset, the rest of us probably should too :p

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  8. gorgeous girls you have there!!! and yup, I would totally understand the length of time it's been since your older two have had their arms around each other with smiles :-)
    my girls are 20 and 18. . .need I say more?!?

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    1. Nope...I'm perfectly convinced that you understand all too well :)

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  9. Great pictures - all worth framing. Yes, the siblings do go through those years but it is great when they appreciate each other again!
    Our grandkids enjoyed the downtown Truck or Treat where the streets were blocked off and there was a mini costume parade.

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    1. I would like to see our community begin developing something like this...I wish we could rope off the neighborhood somehow between a couple of hours so that kids could walk around without worry.
      I can't even imagine my older girls "appreciating each other" so thanks for the hope ;)

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  10. You have great Halloween shots, too! Photos are the greatest opportunity to bring out the best in the kids.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I love to look back at the holiday photos over the years and see how they've grown and revisit the memories :)

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  11. Happy that Halloween brings out the best in your girls. Sometimes it's rough like that between sisters but then there's that underlying love and sense of comfort and belonging that's always there. I know my sister and I had some really really tough times as we each tried to figure out who we were and how we and where we were going in life. I suppose my parents must have just stayed out of the way and prayed for things to change. We matured and they did.Your girls - all three of them - look lovely.

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    1. We don't try to force anything with these two and do just pray that one day they'll find each other. Thanks for giving me hope ;)

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  12. Great to see the smiles and costumes. What a fun time!

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  13. Lovely pictures of all three. I love that the spellbook is Ibsen! Weird about the cars. The world is becoming a ridiculous place sometimes.

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    1. Ha! I loved it too since she picked Ibsen out of a whole stack :p Accidentally of course :) To me, the car thing just ruins the whole experience. We went a little earlier this year so we could wrap things up once it got too dark and the bumper to bumper lines began to form. I don't see the fun in that at all.

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  14. The girls look wonderful... and happy too. :) I didn't have many trick or treaters this year. I suppose that's better than a crazy clown guy!

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    1. Anything's better than a crazy clown guy ;p

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