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November 1, 2011

Annual Family Photo

It's usually hard for us to get candid family photos, as we don't have family in town. Last Christmas went by with lots and lots of pictures of the girls, for example, and random shots of Mommy or Daddy...but no pictures of the four of us.

Because of the nature of Halloween, though...that there's a window of time during which everyone and his brother / uncle / cousin / dog seem to be milling about our neighborhood...we have managed to con someone into taking a family photo of us each year.

2009:

2010:

And 2011:

The girls had such a fun evening! We practiced our trick-or-treating technique yesterday afternoon...we set up our stuffed animals around the den and pretended to go to each of their houses.

Knock...knock...knock!

Trick or treat!

Thank you! Happy Halloween!

We went to see six or eight of our closest neighbors, and the girls did great, as rehearsed (with a little prompting here and there).

In comparison to last year, they walked with such confidence and enjoyed seeing all the sights. Their favorite costumes were those worn by doggies...they'd squeal in delight!

We delivered our cookies and picked up a few pieces of candy in exchange. After the girls had their supper, I let them split a snack size Kit-Kat.

And in comparison to last year, the girls have developed much more of a sweet tooth. That was the candy I let them sample last year, as well...but they didn't like it! This year they devoured their piece with gusto. (They're my children, after all!)

It's incredible to reflect on the changes from year to year. Time certainly does fly quickly...but I sure am enjoying the ride!

8 comments:

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Adorable little ladybugs! Too darn cute.

I love how you just grab the nearest person :)

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

I love ladybugs....especially with twins. SO CUTE! What a great idea to pretend to trick-or-treat!

Johanna said...

As usual, I LOVE the photos. :) And, I too, can't believe how time flies. I'm sad I actually have to let the twins eat a few pieces of their loot this year... last year I ate it all. :) Your ladybugs are precious.

championm2000 said...

What a great idea! I have so few pics of all four of us--one of us is usually taking the picture.

reanbean said...

They're all such great photos! I need to get better at asking others to take photos of the four of us from time to time. We're always so busy snapping away at the kids, but don't take the time to make sure Mom and Dad are in the photos too, let along a photo of all of us. I see photos like yours, and feel a bit sad that we've missed out on getting our own photos like that. But I also feel very inspired by them. If you can do it, we can too!

Dolli-Mama said...

They are so cute! I love the lady bug costumes, so stinking adorable! I can't believe how big they are... Time really is flying!

Barbara Manatee said...

So cute! Glad they had so much fun!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Adorable!!! Are you going for a whole ladybug theme this year? LOL