Holy Halloween Batman!

Just so you know, Annie decided October 31st, 2013 what she'd be for Halloween this year and she did not waver so Batgirl she was (Holy Memory Bank Batman!).

Our Hallow's Eve celebrations (Holy Halloween Batman!) started with trunk-or-treat and the fall festival at church on Sunday night.

Batgirl needed her trusty sidekick Robin and Denver was more than happy to oblige (Holy Cliche Batman!).

Trunk or treat had games,

costumes, candy, and what our crime fighters enjoyed the most...

a bounce house (Holy Trampoline Batman!).

 You can rest assured (Holy Relief Batman!)

the blow up jump jump was possibly the most secured place in Stillwater from the hour of 6-7 PM that Sunday night due to the amount of super heroes protecting it.

At one point in time there was Batman, Batgirl, and Robin, in there (Holy Triple Threat Batman!) and then Spiderman joined in on the fun.

While there was lots of candy to be treated, games to be played, and a hayride to go on, one of our Gotham natives spent the majority of her time jumping; while Robin spent most of his time walking around as fast as he could to get his cape to fly behind him - which was pretty hilarious (Holy Crack Up Batman!).

On Halloween day Annie had "dress as your favorite book character" day at school which most parents were smart enough to read between the lines and identify it as "yes, you can use your kid's costume just say it's a book character so it doesn't look like we are dressing up for Halloween day" but unfortunately Annie's mom was not that clever (Holy Cryptology Batman!).

Instead her mother was up until late in the night making wings because Annie had decided earlier in the week she was going to be Pinkalicious and even showed me what she could wear to be that character.  However, Thursday night it was brought to my attention that (Holy Catastrophe Batman!) Pinkalicious had fairy wings and while at one point in time our house had two or more sets of fairy wings they were no where to be found at 9PM when we started looking. 

In all honesty we don't even own a Pinkalicious book and Annie's only exposure to her had been at school and the occasional random sighting at Hastings but being Pinkalicious meant Annie could wear the dress she loves and add a tiara and wand as accessories so for that day Pinkalicious was her favorite book character.

Notice anything missing from this picture I snapped right before she went out the door? Yes, the aforementioned wings I, her mother, created in the night were not worn because "I don't want to have them on my back all day."  (Holy Fate-Worse-Than-Death Batman!) Eye yi yi.  I'm pretty sure I can crack the code on that one being: these wings will not do, I'm better off without... ;)

The next morning we get to school and (Holy Happenstance Batman!) another classmate had dressed as Pinkalicious's brother, Peter, which totally completed the characterization in her mind.  Not that I would've known who he was if I hadn't been told because as I have already clarified in this post I was pretty Pinkaliscious-naive prior to this week. How am I already this out of touch and she's only in Pre-K?

Anyway, her Halloween party was loads of fun and even included a cake walk where she got one of my favorite treats as a kid - a Little Debbie zebra cake.

We then came home and much to the kiddos delight made our house "spooky" (i.e. we hung up a Halloween curtain in the front doorway), which increased their enthusiasm ten-fold and occupied them for the better part of two hours.

Then the caped crusaders made another appearance.

They did a few practice runs of trick-or-treating at our house since we apparently started too early as no one was out on our initial attempt (Holy Shucks Batman!).

We ended up trick-or-treating in our neighborhood which essentially looked like me begging for candy since Batgirl, being true to the Batman character, took the strong silent stance (in other words, she was all of the sudden shy) when it came to ringing doorbells and at this point Robin's enunciation is just not up to par (Holy Grammar Batman!).

After hitting a few houses we went back to the bat cave because Annie enjoys handing out candy and kept seeing kids and saying "they are missing our house!" 

So as soon as we got there she took her position and manned her post by the door for the next two hours (Holy Giveaways Batman!)

  while Denver checked out some of the loot (Holy Jackpot Batman!).

In summary - Holy Smokes Batman - we had a great Halloween!

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