Iris was a Sonics cheerleader, though I tried to convince her to be a dead Sonics cheerleader (har har). She wasn't feeling it, though. Eloise was a frog. The same frog Iris was two years ago. Ah, the beauty of being second born! Matt and I? No costume. I am generally against family costume themes but we saw a family of four dressed as Kiss and my god, that was genius. They all looked amazing, too. The girls got a decent amount of candy. Not an insane amount, but enough to get them through, oh, a day. At one point Eloise left her trick-or-treat bag in a store, we didn't discover it until a block away, but Dada was to the rescue! He got it back and she was slamming down Smarties again in no time.
After trick-or-treating Iris and I with headed up with friends to B.F.E. to see my friend Julia's horse, Girlfriend. Girlfriend was gorgeous and lovely but apparently hates cameras. And new people. And children. And, well, she hated me especially and wasn't interested in letting me ride her. She did let Iris ride her and I was so impressed by how comfortable she was on the back of a horse! She rode a horse at my friend's farm the summer before last and was equally as comfortable. For someone who is so fearful of everything, this is HUGE. I wonder if she's interested in learning more about horses? Oh dear god I hope not, as driving that far out to ride horses would drive me to insanity! It was really cool to see all of the horses, though. I hope we will get to go again at a time Girlfriend is interested in letting me ride her!
Tonight I mixed up a batch of cookie dough from my Grandmother's secret recipe. These cookies, her sugar cookies, are my absolute all-time hands down favorite cookie. Not only are they delicious, but every time I eat one I'm instantly transported back to being 8 and at my Grandma's house for Christmas. Tomorrow our friends are coming over for a little Halloween fun and we will have the kids cut out cookies and then frost the baked ones. It should be fun. Or messy. Or likely very much both. I'm looking forward to it!
And here are some pictures of how much fun the girls had at dinner last night. I've decided that as long as the girls are happy and are not fighting, they can do whatever the hell they want. So they did.