…and finally, Happy Halloween!!

After 4 practice rounds, we made it to the big day!  But I must say (as you will see) I am SO glad that we had the practice rounds…

Thursday night I awoke to Peyton getting sick….repeatedly.  Unfortunately, that kept her home from school on Friday which was not only Halloween, but her first Kindergarten field trip.  The Fort Worth Zoo.  A terribly coveted experience (no matter how many times you’ve already visited the zoo!) and when the realization hit her around 3:40am that she wouldn’t be going she was devastated!!  After about a 15 minute talking-down and a few more bouts of getting sick, so ended Thursday night.

Needless to say, most of Friday was spent in pj’s (all of us girls!) watching Barbie videos, eating crackers, trying to bring down her fever, and napping when we could.  When trick or treating time came, she put on her costume and planned to sit out front and hand out candy with me.  The sight of all her friends running frantically house to house spurred her on, so she joined in.  Daddy escorted Fairy Princess Caroline around the block, but it was Peyton riding like a lump in the wagon on the way back!!  Her 20 minutes of trick or treating did her in!!

Caroline got very into the trick or treating this year and liked getting her own candy!

Some good friends around the corner were eating Hallo-weenies and handing out candy and having a gay ‘ole time, and Ritchie and Grant were able to hang out there a bit.  After handing out candy I got the girls cleaned up and in bed early and then started wondering if I was coming down with the “crud” next, or was my 3-1/2 hours of sleep from the night before just starting to catch up with me???

Either way, we were lights out and in bed and another Halloween was put to rest.  So as it turned out, Oct 31st wasn’t the “icing on the cake” to our holiday extravaganza that we thought it would be!  That’s why I said we’re thankful for rounds 1-4!!

**And, no — I got not 1 picture of the kids on actual Halloween!  Refer back to the Monster Mile.  Grant was a Star Wars stormtrooper, Peyton was a cheerleader, Caroline a Fairy Princess.  Same stuff, different day!

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