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Halloweenies Come to Visit

Meadow's cousins came for a visit except Harvey; that is he was home sick with croup.

Only two Halloweenies this time.

This year for Halloween we decided to dress up together. I borrowed most of my outfit from Meadow and made Scott's costume.

We were the Justice League. We originally wanted to be Teen Titans, but this worked out better.

I was expecting Marina to skip the costume and dress up as Meadow or something.

I wanted to check out the Anoka Halloween parade this year. We followed the crowd to the parade route.

It's pretty famous in these parts.

Marina's costume was from Brittany and Jeff's wedding.


There weren't any curb spots left so we found a spot on someones driveway. The owners were sitting on their porch and brought over a chair for me.

I guess Theo looks heavy.

I overheard someone mention we were at the end of the parade route. That means we caught the end of the 5K.


Batgirl was super excited for all the costumes.

The group in front of us let the kids sit in front of them.

Right at the beginning Meadow said she had to go to the bathroom. So back to the park we walked.


The Lions would bark at all the dogs.

The kids were having a blast seeing all the favorite characters.

The Anoka High School football team was randomly giving out sticks.

Soon Nolan had one.


Chelsea found her people.

Some of the crowd watching was as good as the parade floats, which were a bit repetitive.

I agree with the kids. This was a rad float.

There was also a float with all Batmans and Batgirls. They were excited to see Meadow.

Theo stayed awake for the whole parade.

This thing never ended. Apparently I'm negative (I'd call it honest) for pointing out that this was never going to end. Sorry, Brittany.




Eventually I went back to get some fries and curds.

The cheese curds were so good.

Then all the firetrucks showed up with their sirens. 

That was our queue to leave. Surprisingly, Theo didn't mind.

On our walk over to the parade we passed this giant drain. Meadow told me that she wanted to get a picture on it on our way back. 

The posse of posers.


Nolan is crawling up a wall (in case you can't tell).


We split ways as we had a birthday party to get to.

Eleanors birthday theme this year was superheroes. That worked out perfect with our halloween costumes.

We had the entire Justice League here between our families.

The superhero lego station was my favorite.


Always clever snacks.

The kids loved the obstacle courses outside.

Poor Thomas played the Riddler and had all the kids chasing him.

They were super rough.

Meadow skipped the jail shenanigans to perfect her obstacle course skills.

When it came to opening presents, Theo just wanted to snag dropped food.


I found out that superman ice cream is just vanilla ice cream with food coloring. I'm not sure if that makes it worse or better.


Meadow wanted to get a photo with me wearing the masks.

Happy b-day Eleanor. I remember when she was a wee one and I'd babysit her and Meadow. They always have so much fun together.

Superwoman (or is it girl?) and Superboy. Only missing Clark Kent.

We should have included him in the photo.

Back at home everyone else eventually showed up after going out for ice cream.

Marina got a new makeup kit that the girls were excited to try.

Too soon!

I got a makeover too.

A few days later on actual Halloween I surprised Meadow with a Halloween lunch for school.

On Halloween night we went trick or treating in our neighborhood.

We first stopped by our neighbors.

She's getting good at this.


After our block we made our way over to the bigger houses.

Each block in our neighborhood goes from humble homes and ritzy mansions the closer you get to lake.

I would follow Meadow just to get a peek in some of the homes. People got confused and thought Theo wanted candy too.

More candy!



Halloween candy ice cream was going to be great this year.

Meadow got quite the haul with 3 baskets full.

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