Saturday, November 8, 2014
It's Still Halloween
Halloween came a little late. Remember the outfits I thought I misplaced? Turns out I never took them off my desk. I didn't figure this out until after I spent a couple of days cleaning the basement, thinking I had misplaced the outfits down there. All's well that end's well.
What a turnout! Danielle wasn't expecting all these people. She had to change party plans a little bit due to space constraints. It's a good thing the older kids went trick or treating.
"Thank you all for coming. You all look fabulous. We're going to start the party off with a little family fashion show to show off your cute little costumes. When it's your turn, just come to the center, face the camera first, so we can get your picture, then do a 360 to show everyone else. Are we all ready?" (Danielle)
As Danielle speaks, the kids are not really paying much attention. That's kids for you.
But Danielle gets a resounding 'yes' from the people who are paying attention.
(Did you notice the light is now pink? It randomly changes colors.)
"I guess me and my boys will start things off." (Danielle)
There's a new sheriff in town. Julian was not about to give up his Batman costume this year.
Stephanie is dressed as a princess. Both her kids are in elephant costumes. Awwww.
Lynn is dressed as a princess and she brought along her little pumpkin, baby Layla.
Looks like Racquel and baby Shay are both witches. I wish I had gotten a better picture of Shay's witch hat.
Angelica and Nina.
"Honey, we're next, so let's put your mane on." (Michelle)
Michelle and Mikayla
Penelope Moretti and the twins.
Just in case you don't remember what the twins look like.
Leslie, Ciana, and Joseph
Lisa dressed her two little ones in chick-a-dee costumes.
Kimaya, Naisha's daughter, is a little mermaid.
Little Diana Ross, I mean Zahara.
I don't have a clue who Antoinette is supposed to be. Kenaz is such a cutie in his dragon costume.
Vanessa was feeling a little 50ish.
Alicia is the cutest little bunny.
After all the picture taking, Danielle tries to get everyone's attention, as side conversations and kiddie conversations increase. "Okay everyone, next on the agenda is 'bobbing for apples'. Give me a minute to set it up." (Danielle)
Batman helps Danielle with the apple tub. Ciana gets excited as Danielle explains how to play the game. "Can we have a couple more kids gather round the tub?" (Danielle)
"Batman, you may want to take off your cape, first." (Danielle)
"But mom, Batman never takes off his cape." (Julian)
"Okay, Julian. The first one to get an apple will win a prize. On your mark, get set, go!" (Danielle)
The kids are cheered on by the crowd.
There are a few more rounds of apple bobbing so that all the kids who wanted to try, got to do so. A few kids went in multiple times. Afterwards, there was ghost storytelling, but not too scary. More along the lines of Casper, the friendly ghost. Danielle didn't want the kids having nightmares. Everyone left the party with a good bag of treats and prizes.