At approx. 7:00 AM on Sunday we are all headed to the Big Ole''House of Mouse...
According to our obsessive trip planner Danielle, there will be internet access at the house we are staying, so maybe I''ll be able to put up some pictures. We are gone for 11 days, so when we get back I''ll have so much to tell!
I must tell you all something..
My kids are kinda strange.. And since I am the mother, it''s legal for me to inform you, I don''t even have to sign the HIPA form.
EVERY YEAR Nicole has a Halloween Meltdown. EVERY YEAR. Her costume doesn''t match her expectations, her shoes are too small, her hair is not coming out the EXACT color green that she envisioned,or she comes down with an illness that prevents her from walking back to the car.. There was always something. It is a well known fact that there is some sort of Halloween curse on Nicole and she will turn into a grumpy,unreasonable and often openly hostile force of nature. This year she changed her costume 5 minutes before we left. According to her she had thought out her last minute costume change and felt secure in her decision to become the PRINCESS of DARKNESS. I gently reminded her about the Halloween curse, but she smiled and said Nope.. It''s going to be fine this year.. AND IT WAS! I''m hoping against hope that the curse has been broken! Ill keep you posted.
For the last month Emily has told everyone (including the Cat) that she''s going to be a Princess for Halloween. She would let Aiden be a Prince, and we could all be her subjects. Fun for everyone. Then last week she announced that for Halloween she was going to be a DOG. Huh? k.. whatever you want Dear. So Casey (whose lobbying for the title of Emily''s Favorite Person in the World) runs to the store and purchases Emily the last Dalmatian Costume. Yeah! Halloween is saved! Right.. Emily didn''t quite understand the TRICK OR TREAT portion of the evening. Her and Casey went up to the first house, Emily (in her beautiful sing/song voice) told the nice lady HAPPY HALLOWEEN! She received her piece of Candy and just about died of happiness. But when it was time to move to the next house, she looked at us like we were crazy and said,"Again?".. She, uh, kinda thought the night was over. Silly girl..
This was the year of the Tigger...
Aiden''s first trick or treat excursion. He did not approve of Christopher''s monster mask or that Kurtis was dressed as Superman. Just didn''t understand. Wasn''t loving his own costume either, he felt there was no need for the hood or ears. He seemed to like the Trick or Treat part, but just didn''t get it. At every house he tried to get past the person with the candy so he go on inside and look around. He wasn''t there just for the candy, no no, he wanted to hang around for a visit. Maybe check out the snacks or catch a nap.. Got very upset that we kept going to these houses and then LEAVING.. Also, every time he got a treat, we would remind him to say Thank You, he would say,Blah Blah and sign thank you.. But he''s doing the sign backwards.. Looks like he''s thanking himself. Cracks me up!