Daily Dose (November 1st, 2011) Halloween Pictures!

Happy November!  A Halloween photo documentary for your viewing pleasure.

Rob and I had to teach today and couldn’t meet up with the kids until 4:30, so babysitting wonder Ally Bo picked up both kids and got them on the trick-or treat wagon.  Here’s a weird thing about New York City.  All the kids trick-or-treat in stores.  For real.  As in, The Gap.  As in, Hey I’ll try on a pair of jeans while my kid gets a Snickers from the cashier.  Totally weird, yet very fun.  The candy haul is usually full of bizarre things like fortune cookies and those strawberry hard candies wrapped in the strawberry wrapper.  With an occasional candy bar.  We are totally used to it, but it was Ally Bo’s first time, and I have to say, it does take some getting used to, but it grows on you.  They racked up a pretty good haul this year coming down Broadway from 79th street and by the time I met up with them, Beatrix’s pumpkin was full.

Beatrix, Ally Bo and Charlotte meet up with me at the 72nd Street Subway Station.

Beatrix, Ally Bo and Charlotte meet up with me at the 72nd Street Subway Station.

Beatrix has been saying “It’s Halloween today” every morning for about a month, so I think she was shocked it had actually happened at all.

Seven blocks = full pumpkin.  Impressive.

Seven blocks = full pumpkin. Impressive.

We met up with Rob, and by this point Beaz had shed her coat.  More than 100 old ladies told me in no uncertain terms that she looked cold, but she was fine (and this was only for a block or two.)

"She's cold!"  She's not.  Charlotte (a Pirate Queen) had a handy, dandy cape to stay warm.

"She's cold!" She's not. Charlotte (a Pirate Queen) had a handy, dandy cape to stay warm.

Us.  I have on 37 layers and a sweatshirt that is only worn on Halloween.  Or if I am trying to avoid hunters.

Us. I have on 37 layers and a sweatshirt that is only worn on Halloween. Or if I am trying to avoid hunters.

 

Mommy has been on Weight Watchers for four days and this is what MY trick-or treat bag looked like.

Mommy has been on Weight Watchers for four days and this is what MY trick-or treat bag looked like.

Soon we all moved out to our friend Sarah and Michael Berry’s house in Rockland County for a more traditional trick-or treat experience (yards and doorbells, vs. Duane Reade and McDonalds).  On the way there we let Beatrix and Charlotte eat candy to stay awake.  Which is better than espresso.

Tons of kids anxious to eat candy and the parents who try to get them to eat healthy food.

Tons of kids anxious to eat candy and the parents who try to get them to eat healthy food.

A dinosaur on the left and a dinosaur fairy princess on the right.  Ready to GO.

A dinosaur on the left and my dinosaur fairy princess on the right. Ready to GO.

Yes.  Trick-or treating in snow.  Like we live in Canada.  Add to that, downed tress and power lines.  Craziness.

Yes. Trick-or treating in snow. Like we live in Canada. Add to that, downed tress and power lines. Craziness.

So much fun.  And yes, that is part of her Halloween costume from last year, which she wore over her tutu and with her wings.  But she was warm.

So much fun. And yes, that is part of her Halloween costume from last year, which she wore over her tutu and with her wings. But she was warm.

The Pirate Queen finds a soul mate.

The Pirate Queen finds a soul mate.

I hope you all had a good night!  Put up a link to your Halloween pictures in the comments section!

(Blogisode Nineteen appears tomorrow!  Same time, Same place!)


 

 

 

 

 

 

About Sharon Wheatley

Mother of Charlotte and Beatrix. Sometimes an actress. Sometimes a writer. I'm glad you're here.
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One Response to Daily Dose (November 1st, 2011) Halloween Pictures!

  1. Tracy Bristol says:

    Love hearing about your life, Sharon. I also started WW last week. ( I don't wanna have to wear my "Big Brownie of 1967" costume again! ) Thanks for inspiring me!

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