Saturday, November 6, 2010
Trick or Treat 2010
I love Halloween! It's so much fun, and our neighborhood is a blast. Everyone sits outside in their driveway and it's such a fun atmosphere. Once again, like last year, Leeza walked over 2 miles. She and I went as "pink M&M's" and Sean was Paulie D from "Jersey Shore" with this Jersey shore wig and his "Gym, Tan, Laundry" shirt. :) Jillian came over, and was a scary witch, and Joe put on his "slasher wig" to pass out candy. Fun was had by all. Leeza was all about the candy, but if it wasn't chocolate, she'd give it back. Sigh...she needs some manners. I am working on her manners but she is defintely a strong willed girl with some MAJOR ATTITUDE! I am finding I have to really change my parenting style with her.
At once house, a man answered the door with a scary mask on. Leeza points her finger, steps in their front door, and tells him 'HEY! YOU ARE SCARY!" He takes his mask off and apologizes, and she proceeds to "drill him" for 5 minutes, asking him if he was a pirate, and if so, where was his sword, then berating him for the scary skeleton hanging in his entry way and demanding to know "why the skeleteon didn't have feet". They were highly amused with the bossy Pink M&M and told me that they were pretty sure they just met the next President of the United States".
Leeza defintely doesn't know a stranger-and loves to play with kids. She walks up to kids at the park, introduces herself, and asks them to play. She loves to play with Sean and his friends, and last night, at Sean's fall festival, she was inventing games and getting kids to play with her. I have to say-as difficult as she can be-I admire her tenacity. She is the most confident child and does not have any problem with getting what she wants. I admit, it can be maddening (and very very embarassing) as her mother, but man oh man, I can only imagine she will be a force to reckoned with. If she is like at 3, what about as she gets older? YIKES!
Here are some pictures from the night. We had a blast, and Leeza has asked everynight "why it's not still Halloween, because, it's dark outside". :)
Spencer and Craig, two of Sean's buddies, were M&M's too...but I still think Leeza and I were cuter. :) My Halloween started off early..my BFF Jill and I ran a half marathon that morning-both dressed as pink M&M's. It was fun and a great way to start the candy fest with a lil 13 mile run. :)
Joe's rockin the "Slash wig"
Paulie D has an attitude!!!
The boys did a cute job with our decorations I thought. Leeza liked them. :)