Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

This year, we had Derek Jeter, Commander Cody, Belle and a mermaid.

They did an amazing job of hosting trick-or-treat at the Embassy. The entire first floor was transformed into a trick-or-treat walk, with each section decorating a portion of the way. I expected people to tape bats on their doors and call it a day, but no. There was a spooky section, a funny section - people went all out on the decorating, and even when I was in a part of the Embassy with which I'm familiar, I had trouble recognizing where I was. One section made a mini haunted house in their little portion of the hallway. Another section constructed a giant maze of moving boxes outside.

Next we went to the parking lot, where people decorated cars for trunk-or-treat. And after that, we went to the Embassy pool, where a pizza and pasta buffet was served.

Aidan said it was "the best Halloween ever."

We went home after dinner and did candy experiments with some of the loot. But there's still an awful lot to eat.

So Happy Halloween, everyone! But tell me this: how did it get to be November already?

Oh, and p.s.: Kyra's super-short bangs in the photo below? Yes, well. She did that herself, just a couple of days ago. Apparently, she didn't want her hair in her eyes. Nice.




8 comments:

Emily said... [Reply]

The kids are so cute! Glad you had a good Halloween. Even the best ever. That is fabulous.

Love the bangs. I am pretty sure every girl does something like that. My mom permed mine and turned it into a mullet type cut.

Jen said... [Reply]

Caitlin never touched her own hair, but had no qualms about cutting Kelsey's and did so very cleverly the first (and last) time. Wisely she chose to trim near the nape of her neck without touching the top of her head.

Cait neglected to get rid of the evidence and the game was up when I found a ponytail -sized chunk of hair hidden in the closet. Yes, Kelsey has VERY thick hair. Considering her Peter's profession, I was deeply disappointed in Cait's inability to hide the evidence properly...

Jill said... [Reply]

Happy Halloween! Fab photos - love the bangs as well. I'm so thankful neither of my daughters have cut their bangs - but my middle one DID color her nether regions quite nicely. With a green marker.

Kate said... [Reply]

I actually think the bangs are ultra hip. My daughter was a secret dog-hair cutter. The poor dog looked like he had mange throughout Olivia's entire third year.

Connie said... [Reply]

I love this series of kids on a couch photos... it's great and I can almost hear the giggles!
At least Kyra left a bit of bangs there! They'll grow out fast. :)

Kristen said... [Reply]

The kids look great and I'm so glad they had such a good time. I'm looking forward to the festivities next year at post. And what a coincidence, I had just read an article on candy experiments from the same author on mothering.com. I've archived it away for when they're a little older. For this year, I just switched out all her candy with healthy treats and she doesn't know the difference. Here's the link to the article I read.

http://mothering.com/parenting/candy-experiments

Jill said... [Reply]

Donna, what a cute group of trick-or-treaters! I've linked to your blog on the weekly roundup. Have a great weekend!

http://run2newplaces.blogspot.com/2010/11/state-department-weekly-blog-roundup.html

Lydia said... [Reply]

Ooh, trick or treating in the Embassy! That sounds like a great activity that encompasses the whole Embassy, families, couples, singletons, etc.
Yes, our family has/had our resident hair cutter. My #1 girl gave #2 girl a bang cut like that when I was 4 days postpartum with #4 girl. A covert op, but there was no hiding those stubs of hair left in front.

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