As I was stuffing 24 popcorn hands at 10:30 last night ... (by number 20 I think I was shoving, rather then stuffing) I asked Dan why I couldn't be the Mom who just bought the cookies pre-made at the store? The reality is I love being creative, I just don't have the time ... so I continued stuffing ... wishing I was enjoying it more ~ all worth it in the end for the cuteness!
I extended my lunch hour today to attend Caden's, aka - Wall•E's Halloween Party at school. I failed at getting the perfect picture of Wall•E in his costume. There's a fine line between embarrassing the kid in front of his peers and asking him to pose for a picture.
After school/work we headed down to the little train. Can you say "tired eyes". A little too much sugar and fun at school today.
I love my yearly collection of pictures of Caden on the porch~
... however, this year I don't have a picture of him in his costume on the porch. He refused to put on his Wall•E Costume at home because he already wore it at school (whatever, what kind of answer is that?!). I even offered to pay him five bucks to put on his costume. Nope! Hard headed little sh**! wouldn't budge. In his most sheepish, sympathetic voice he puts his hand on my shoulder and says, "Sorry, Mom, I just cant do it this year, it will be okay". (ack!) So, this year you get him in his Halloween shirt.
Caden didn't want to go Trick'o Treating this year. We didn't push him. ... and clearly he had tons more fun being silly at home with Dad and Uncle Abe. I could post a bunch of blurry dark photos but the video below lays out the fun. He would run outside to look to see if anymore trick o'treaters were coming, then run back in and hide.
It's amazing how many of the kids from school (all ages) that came to our door knew Caden, by name. In just two months, he clearly has made an impression and is well known. So cute!
As we were ending our evening Caden says, "I like Halloween, it just cracks me up".