The cheerleading outfits fit in perfect time...for the 2010 football season...and for Halloween!
On an unseasonably warm day for October 31, we dressed the girls in their "Bama outfits", as they call them, and began the Halloween festivities.
First, of course, was the family photo on the front steps.
And then the girls got to experience their first taste of trick-or-treating (although not literally...that candy is for ME!).
We made our way around to our immediate neighbors. The girls seemed to enjoy parading around, and they were even up to showing off a few key phrases..."Roll Tide!" (of course)..."Trick-or-treat!" (which, although not said very plainly, was recognizable in context)...and "Thank you!" (said, or at least signed).
The only mishap of the afternoon involved the neighbor's sweet dog, the same dog that we religiously stop and wave to on our morning walks. But I guess waving to a dog from the safety of the street, and the further safety of the jogging stroller, is different from waving to the same dog while dressed in your 'Bama finest, walking up said dog's driveway.
Baby B got a little anxious at her proximity to the dog (which was a good 20 feet away), and in the process, she stumbled.
Yes, we incurred our first scraped knee.
I personally think it's pretty good to have gone almost 22 months with no Band-Aid-requiring bumps, scrapes, or bruises...but Hubby was nonetheless horrified.
Fortunately B doesn't seem too traumatized...but I guess the true test will be on our morning walk.
Despite the application of the girls' first Band-Aid, I'd call Halloween 2010 a success. Let's hope we can say the same for the 2010 football season. ROLL TIDE!!!