November 01, 2015

The Day After


Halloween is Emma's favorite holiday and has been for as long as I can remember. When I was pregnant with her we had our ultrasound on Halloween day. Who knew it was a sign? She has decided that if she is going to continue to trick or treat as a high schooler, she is going to have to go all out every year. Mission accomplished.


She could not have done it without the help of Maddie, who has from the day Emma was born, considered herself Momma jr. The process of becoming green was a long one and her big sister did a masterful job.


Emma has been Wicked obsessed ever since seeing the musical and is usually performing the songs around the house. At top volume. As a matter of fact her idea of a good time is encouraging us to leave the house so she can sing as loudly as she wants.


Her sweet friend Brooke came trick or treating with us dressed as candy corn. Unfortunately but hilariously, everyone thought they coordinated their outfits and assumed Brooke was a munchkin! She is a great sport and played along.


In the Village even puppers get treats!


Our annual photo of the best natured dads in the Village. This was his 16th year in that dog suit. He even wore it when we lived in Miami. Trust me he prefers wearing it for an Indiana Halloween! It's so funny because in our old neighborhood, adults did NOT dress in costume. As a matter of fact, he got made fun of for it. My guy knew when we moved to the Village that he had found his people when almost every adult you see is in costume. We take our Halloween seriously here.


There is nothing better than walking through the crunching leaves as you trick or treat.


This morning we woke up to this beautiful scene out our back door. Now we welcome November and the month when we count our blessings. And our candy.


14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful place you live! How hard was it to get that green off?

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  2. It looks like the green disappeared just fine.

    We had the best Halloween ever. We usually get about 10 Trick or Treaters - only 4 children on our dark lane and it dead ends on the ocean. But, with it being a Saturday night, families walked down the lane with their children for over 4 hours. We kept the Dutch door open and Lulu greeted every single visitor with her little head popped just over the edge of the door. She thought everyone was visiting her.

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  3. So cute! Love the green, and I love the cauldron to carry the candy. xoxo Su

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  4. What a wonderful post, Jen. It made me feel nostalgic for the Halloweens I read about when I was young. Living on a farm in the mountains meant you did not go trick-or-treating. Your family is so blessed to be living the life you long dreamed of...and I know that YOU know that! Your hubby is a good sport (Spot?)...lol Have a great Sunday. xo Diana

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  5. I love how your Em still wants to trick or treat. My Em doesn't want to quit either. Such happy girls! Halloween on a Saturday night was perfect with tons of people out and about. We ran out of candy and had to turn the lights off. The weather was great and there were lots of little people dressed in great costumes. It was a really great night!

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  6. Your Halloween looked wonderful! Cheers to Emma and her lovely costume and to your whole town for celebrating this holiday so well. :) Kit

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  7. Stunning young ladies and big sis did an amazing job with the green makeup! Your sweet village and images make me want to pack right up and move there!
    HappyNovember!

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  8. It seems your lovely village knows what is important. What fun! Enjoy November...

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  9. My brother-in-law dresses up in costume every year to hand to treats.

    Her post:
    Ken usually greets the kids and passes out treats on Halloween but when he was unavailable, I answered it once and a kid says...
    Kid: Is he dressed up this year?
    Me: Yes, but he is in the bathroom. Do you want to see him?
    Kid: Yes. I will wait.
    It's so cute that the kids looks forward to seeing Ken's costume every year!

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  10. while i really like henry's girlfriend, she's no emma. ;) love her spirit!! and jim's costume ... hard to not love that, too ;)

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  11. I love this - Emma's costume is awesome, how did she paint herself green??? Your house looks so great with the corn stalks!

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  12. Adorable costumes!! The green looked fantastic!! I saw Wicked on Broadway a few years back and I loved it too. : ) Have a wonderful week!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  13. halloween is my favorite holiday too!!

    i'm trying to figure out how someone could look so drop, dead gorgeous covered in green paint. emma rocked her costume, she should be the lead in wicked! maddie might have a future career in costume design!

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  14. halloween is my favorite holiday too!!

    i'm trying to figure out how someone could look so drop, dead gorgeous covered in green paint. emma rocked her costume, she should be the lead in wicked! maddie might have a future career in costume design!

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