Here is Isabella wearing the skunk costume in 2007:
And here is Simon wearing the costume last night:
Here are the kids with my parents right before we headed out trick-or-treating:
And me and the kiddos (yup my eyes are closed...go figure):
And off we went...the first few houses my sister would go up to the door with Isabella, but being the stubborn and independent girl that she is, Isabella would make us stop partway up the driveways and would command that we stay. "I can go by myself. I don't need any help." - was often said by the lion. At every house (without being told) she would say the usual 'trick or treat' and would very often remember to say 'thank you'. We would always ask her if she said thank you and a couple times she replied 'Oh! I forgot!" and would run back up the driveway to say thank you. The homeowners found that quite amusing. After EVERY house she would ask to go to the next one...almost like at any moment we were going to drag her home and the fun would end. The plan was to let her go till she asked to go home...
Here she is in action:
What I found hilarious was the fact that she wanted to be at the door all by herself. If other people were already at the door getting candy she would wait for them to get out of her way and then she would go up to the door BY HERSELF (because god forbid people crowd her space):
(I had forgotten to get appropriate trick-or-treating bags, hence the Roots plastic bag)
Simon spent most of the time in his stroller:
and then he got bored and was held here by my sister Jen (which doesn't last long at 30ish pounds!):
and it was all business in between houses:
When she realized that she had been collecting candy in a bag WHICH SHE COULD EAT, it was game over. All she wanted was to go back to my sister's and dig in. The whole way back she was loudly roaring like a lion and making everyone laugh. Here is her lion impression:
Can't wait for next Halloween when Simon will be walking and Isabella will be that much more nutty and humourous than she already is...hope y'all had a good Halloween!!!