Monday, November 2, 2009

the freaks come out at night, the freaks come out at night

and now you have to read yet another Halloween 2009 post...sorry.

This year we had some great offers to go trick or treating, but in the end we decided to hang out at Clinton's, pass out candy, eat some pizza, and watch tv. It was a really fun night.

For a good part of the day Qiana was very festive wearing a cute shirt my friend Vikki's kids had found for her. I thought it was super cute.

it says "I love my Mummy"

Before we went over to Clinton's, I put Qiana in her costume, put on some make-up and took some pictures.

here she is doing a growl

I then promptly took off the make-up before we headed out for the evening, cause I knew one swipe of her face and it would have been a disaster.

She wasn't a huge fan of the headband ears at first but once distracted by some mini m&M's, she was good to go. Thanks to Auntie Em for being my "Qiana wrangler" during pictures.

Clinton had ordered some pizza's and cheesy breadsticks from Papa John's, and Q pretty much out ate us on the breadsticks...apparently she is a super fan! She wouldn't even eat the peas that I had packed for her...and believe me this is HUGE... cause if nothing else she LOVES eating her vegetables...weird kid right?
Then for the next little bit we watched random stuff on tv, and Q either played with Clinton, his collection of toy tractors, or helped me pass out candy to the kids at the door. Clinton isn't a huge fan of Halloween, but a was a great sport and let obnoxious kids ring his doorbell anyway.

This is Clinton doing his "mean old man" face.

Qiana had a great night, and was completely ready to lay down in bed. While she slept, Clinton and I watched "taken"...such a good movie.

The one bad thing, was that the kids stopped coming around 8, and that meant that I was truly my mother's daughter cause I had bought wayyyyyyyyyy to much candy....oh man. But I did pack it all up this morning, and brought it to work....cause I had already started my winter stash of Ghiradelli peppermint bark and I didn't need any more empty calories in the house to tempt me.

But overall, a very successful Halloween!

P.S. Soup Sunday was a great success yesterday. I made a delicious Tortillini Bean Soup Recipe from Melanie. mmmmm delicious. In fact, I brought the leftovers for lunch today and noon can't come soon enough.


Kimmy said...

Those pictures you took of her in her costume by the leaves are ADORABLE! Nice job. She looks so cute. I'm glad you guys ended up having a fun night. We did good this year and only bought one bag of candy. It was gone before eight and we were happy!

Kimmy said...

Just looked at the pictures again. Her tutu...the best.

melanie said...

Oh she's adorable in her costume. And sadly looking a little grown up! Smart idea to take off her makeup, Reed had it everywhere. Sounds like a great Halloween. Too funny about the over buying of candy. Good thing the office ladies will help you out, ha!

Love that soup recipe. Now I want it for dinner but I have no tortellini. Maybe a quick run to the store.

Colleen said...

Too much candy is the bad part about Hallowee, but the good part is the ADORABLE little costumes on ADORABLE little kids, just like Q! She is such a cute little leopard!

Demitrius said...

What a pretty little kitty cat!

Myca said...

OH my goodness...she is the cutest little cat ever! I guess it must be pretty easy to make her look adorable with that perfect little face though! Love it!

Alyson said...

She looks adorable! Love the costume. And your Ghiradelli peppermint bark sounds amazing. Wish you wouldn't have mentioned it. Now I have to go find some.

Kacey Nielsen said...

I love tutus. I can't help it. They make the world a better place.

I am loving the "trying to figure out how to walk" phase. There is something about them toddling for those few steps, its just so fun!

lindsay>boo said...

Qiana looks adorable! Cutest little kitty I've ever seen!

Earl Family said...

Q is quite possibly the cutest baby alive.