Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween festivities

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During our years in Africa we didn't really celebrate Halloween for a few reasons; 1.  it is a weird holiday to try to celebrate on your own when no one around you has ever even heard of it.  2. We never wanted to explain a holiday that celebrate witches and ghosts in a culture where those things are very real in everyday life. But I do love dressing up and although I'm not a fan of the blood and guts weirdness that goes down I love any excuse to dress up and indulge in some snickers.  Since this was the year we introduced the girls to Star Wars we decided we should go as characters from the movies to celebrate their intro to the world of all things Star Wars.  And if you know Jason you know Star Wars is BIG in our fam.  When we found out we were having a boy in October I knew he had to be our Yoda. So even though our costumes were home made and bootleg (I threw mine together the morning of :) we had a blast.
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Hans Solo, baby Yoda, "sparkly" R2D2 (adding the sparkly part was the only way we could convince her to  let Anni be Leia), Princess Leia, and Obi Wan Kenobi.
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Love Anni's pose (with her cheap fake gun we got at the China Town summer festival)
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cutest Yoda EVER
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We spent the Saturday before Halloween introducing Jason's parents to everything aweosme about our 'hood.  A parade from the girl's school was first.
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The girl's thought it was pretty awesome that we could walk down the middle of a normally busy street
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coffee for the grown folk & a hay maze, a petting zoo, & pony rides for the younger set.
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These girls
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We also registered for the costume contest and went trick or treating on Clark street.  We even bumped into friends!
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After hitting all the stores we waited to hear the winners and we totally won 3rd place and $50!!! It was some seriously awesome!
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On Halloween my mom and I joined the girls at school for room parties and a parade that was almost rained out. The kids looked adorable!
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It was fun to spy a bit on the girls and see them play with their school friends. This is one of Evy's besties.
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It was a great Halloween with family! And I think we will have candy around these parts for months (although Jason and I took care of all the Snickers and Reese's the first night...we also heard Babu ransacked the candy stash). Hope you had a great Halloween and may the force be with you!
  RoxanneSignature

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