In case some translation of my title is in order....that would be the sounds my two little felines were making this festive evening:) Avery's version of sounding like a cat: "MEOW" - sounding more like she was getting hurt. And Karys' version of a cheetah - a very throaty growl!
So, I'm hoping I'm not the only one who was found completely taken by surprise that Halloween was already here?! But we were prepared enough to have the girls' costumes ready and them excited enough to be asking for a count-down until "dress-up"! The time finally came this afternoon, and they could not have been more pleased!
I, on the other hand, was left to try and attempt a dual-feline portrayal with limited dollar-store supplies! What do you think...
So, there ya have it! My pics from this great evening we enjoyed with our family! No pumpkin was carved, although he was present. Like I said, this event snuk up on me! And no pics of the girls officially trick-or-treating, but know that they fit into the role nicely getting all the compliments that made them feel special and thoroughly enjoy this evening!
We ended the evening by heading out to enjoy the local fireworks display and I told Karys she was welcome to take some candy along with her, making sure NOT to be specific about the amount of candt she could bring, in hopes that she eat most of it so I wouldn't have much to ration out tomorrow. She came up to me with her selection: 2 mini chocolate bars. She rationalized it to me saying, "Mummy, I'm bringing 2 because I might get hungry!" Those whopping 2 chocolates she chose to take with her are...still sitting in the cupholder of her carseat! She didn't even touch them!
All in all, a very enjoyable family night! I don't care what some people say/think about Halloween! It certainly is NOT my holiday of choice, but the stigmas and negativity of this "holiday" only exist and have significance if you choose to acknowledge that! Why can't you just think of it as a fun evening to connect your family with the community around you, dressing up cute and silly and getting some yummy treats?! That's what we did, and thankfully, we are blessed to have a great neighborhood!