This year's Halloween festivities had a rather interesting start; my mom got her very first "hair cut" from Amalia! The hairspray my mom used earlier in the day gave Mollie a bit of a run for her money, but she worked her way through it in no time.
After giving Mom a trim, Amalia blew her hair dry because Mom asked her to "dye" her hair as well.
I know it's blurry and the color is off, but I couldn't help but post this one of Mollie "applying the hair dye". Let's just say it was a bit of a wild ride for my mom.
I'm sorry, but this is just not a face you want your hairdresser making while she's cutting your hair.
In the end, the "cut" came out okay, and now Mom is considering hiring Mollie for all her hair needs.
After a bit of pizza, we got the kids into their costumes for a photo op. GO GREEN!
Then we went and covered up all that beautiful green with their winter coats and some bright yellow ponchos. It was a shame, but it was also totally necessary because of all the rain outside. Once we got out there, it was quite apparent that there were way fewer trick-or-treaters out than usual and fewer houses giving out candy as well. But we made the best of it, trying to make sure the kids kept their bags under their ponchos or under the umbrella. A special shout-out to my dad for coming with us, holding the umbrella, and keeping things moving!
After walking our usual route, we came home to check out their haul and take inventory of their sweets and treats. Both kids did very well for themselves.
The adults enjoyed a shredded apple tart, courtesy of my dear sister, and then we chatted ... and some of us snuggled by the fire.
For the fourth year in a row, Mother Nature has tried to keep us down on Halloween. But with good company and sweet treats, it's tough not to have a good time.
Happy Halloween, everyone!