Thursday: Halloween and the big costume party at my seester marcee's house. once again, marmee was sewing up til the last second, but we had the general look we were going for on everyone. I got a few photos of some of the girls as we were running out the door:
Friday: the morning after - time for candy buyout with dad. all the kiddos gathered on the family room floor to sort their candy hauls and dad spent the next hour buying it off of them. the boys got creative with the blocks and made structures to house their goods.
the mr managed to get them to give up almost every bit of sugar in sight. he is a high-pressure salesman (in a fun, friendly way) and makes some irresistible deals. money talks, even with kids. we may have spent way too much on over-priced, marked-up candy, but it saved us a bunch on cavity bills is what we're betting. don't feel too badly for them, they did keep a few pieces each and now they can buy something else they want even more.