Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Recap of Halloween

I was so very happy that my school district had parent/teacher conferences on the day of Paige's school parade. Our school opted for a flex schedule and had the conferences days prior, so we could leave a 1/2 day on Friday.

It was so bittersweet to pull up to Paige's school and know that it would be my very last Halloween party/parade. I am so happy that squirt is growing up and becoming an independent, self-sufficient, young lady. However, part of me wishes for the times again where she needed me and mom to help her into her costume, fix her hair, put on her make-up, etc... When she was little, she would wave and wave to us in the parade and now, well, let's just say, I had to practically scream her name so she would even look my way. She was too busy being "too cool for school" and socializing with her buds.

The parade and party went on without a hitch and a great time was had by all. Afterwards, Paige and I went to see the Michael Jackson movie "This is It". It was sooooo good!!!! I laughed, I cried, I relived my childhood. Paige could barely stay still in her seat. Her head was just a bobbing. I certainly don't agree with things that Michael Jackson got involved in, for sure, but I have always LOVED his music.

Halloween night we didn't break tradition. We went to our dear family friend's house. My mom is close to the grandma, I am close to the mom, and Paige and Olivia are inseperable. We always go over there and eat yummy soups and eat appetizers and gossip while the men take the girls trick-or-treating.

Perfect Halloween in every way!

This is photo heavy...sorry!
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Paige and friend Annika in Kindergarten...awww

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Little Princess with her first "boyfriend", Noah. They were a school joke. They walked around kinder holding hands! ha :)

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...and NOW...
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Paige and bff, Olivia

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Paige and Gracie

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The Vampiress, The Fashion Police and Cake Boss :)

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Paige and Mrs. Pursley

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Paige and Gracie

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Before Trick or Treating

14 comments:

Courtney said...

I think it is so wonderful that her school still lets the children dress up. My school district did away with that a few years ago and I really miss seeing the kids dress up. I love the flashback photos you did!

Felicia said...

Oh Paige is so grown up. Loved the flashback pics too. Looks like a great Halloween!

Stacie said...

wow! I have been away way too long! I have been really bad at checking in on all my blog friends! Your blog looks amazing and your photos are really getting great! As always paige is beautiful but i have to say that this post made me sad to see how quickly they grow up!

Michelle said...

How cute to see the flashback photos. She was just as adorable now as she was in kindergarten! Glad everyone had a fun Halloween.

Deb said...

Wow....they do change so quickly!! Looks and sounds like you all had a fun Halloween!

Marla said...

Awwwww, look how much she's changed! She is blossoming into a gorgeous young lady. Glad they had fun!

rgshrs said...

Aww. what a sweet look back!! The school here doesn't allow them to dress up either, (J's prek did but not the public school district) which I am bummed about.. when did we forget that they are kids and why not let them be?? Anyway.. I love that this was a photo heavy post! LOL And am so glad you had a great Halloween!:)

Norah said...

So fun! Thanks for a look into the past.

LaLa said...

Awwwww....so cute. You should have asked them to go as Ariel and Cinderella this year LOL

LOVE those K pics...someday I'll be crying to you about Annslee : )

Jboo said...

So cute Missy! Thanks for sharing and letting us see Miss Paige grow up! What a fun Halloween you all had!

Janet

Colleen said...

Ohhh it is wonderful to see the past photos of Paige!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Wow, do they grow fast!!!!
I love her costume this year. Sounds like you all had a perfect Halloween!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love looking back at the pics of Paige........she is just so darn cute!!

Hard to believe that cute little girl is morphing into a beautiful young lady....gosh, why do they have to grow up so quickly?? I am really having a hard time letting go with Nick.....I am NOT READY to be the Mom of a teenager:(

Looks like you girls had a fantastic Halloween.....I love the costumes. Paige and her friends look FABULOUS:)

Hope you are feeling better Missy.

Luv Ya,

Lisa

Colleen said...

Ooops, didn't realize that I could still read your blog!

Those "blast from the past" pictures are just way too cute! Looks like the girls had a great Halloween, both then and now.

miss_bittersmile said...

Oh, our kids grow up so fast!

Looks like you girls had a great Halloween. I love Paige's costume! It's so cool. =)