We've been celebrating Clara and Wilson's first Halloween for the past four days. On Friday, Aunt Sara volunteered to babysit while Chris and Morgan went out for a night of Halloween fun with several of their friends. Unfortunately, Aunt Sara either got food poisoning or the stomach flu Friday morning and had to cancel. Instead of letting it derail our plans, we decided to improvise. Two of our good friends had a few people over before going to the big Halloween party. These friends don't have kids and didn't have tons of people come over, so we decided to pack up the kids and take Clara and Wilson to their first Halloween Party. Since Charlie Sheen has twin boys, we dressed Clara and Wilson in matching unisex onesies, Morgan went as Charlie Sheen, and Chris dressed up as one of his goddesses. We had a GREAT time and were incredibly thankful for the opportunity to hang out with friends and feel somewhat normal. Now all we need is for Clara to forgive us for dressing her up as a twin boy for her first Halloween Party.
Clara and Wilson must have learned about trick or treating on Friday because they vacillated between playing tricks and being treats all weekend. Whether it was one of several back end blowouts or Clara and Wilson not sleeping during the night, they were quite a handful. However, Clara smiled at us for the first time this weekend and both kids were extra cuddly during the day. We tried to capture their sweetness by taking cute fall pictures. Morgan would run outside and arrange leaves on a blanket in the yard and Chris would then run out and lay the kids down for a few pictures before repeating the process over again. We looked like absolute fools and didn't get great pictures, but we had fun.
|Hey, at least they both have their eyes open.|
And of course, tonight was actually Halloween. Clara was dressed like a ladybug and Wilson wore a pumpkin outfit to greet trick or treaters. (On a side note, you know you're starved for social interaction when you're tripping over each other to get to the door to greet the kids in costumes.) Everything went well until Chris had to leave to pick up more candy and we had a five alarm meltdown in Twin City. Order was restored when Chris returned and not too many trick or treaters were scared off by the commotion from within.
|The scariest costume of all . . . this year Morgan answered the |
door as a dad.