Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Parade At Grandma GiGi's

Last night was the HaLLoween PaRade at Grandma GiGi's (my Mom) house.   We went last year, but my grandkids weren't there. It was the cutest thing ever!  They designate only one culdesac of the developement to have the trick or treating.    Everyone decorates their house up big, and they set out tables, and then at 6:00 the parade of kids begins.  Prior to that, up at the Clubhouse, they have a little carnival/fair from 3-6.  Next year we hope to make it to that too.  Unfortunately, Noah was under the weather so he wasn't there.  I was so sad, because I learned earlier that he won't be trick or treating with us on Halloween.
Gennifer, Claire, Hannah and my nephew Tim.  Mom had made bbq'd polish dogs, with chili, and meatball sandwiches, and everyone else brought something to share. 
 After we ate, we went to the front to start the parade.  The kids came in throngs!!!!  Excited, and dressed in their Sp0okY costumes.   Some weren't spooky at all.  Just adorable!  Here they come!!
Every house had great decorations, and a table set outside to greet the trick or treaters.
Avatar creatures were there.
And we saw Amy Winehouse and her rocker boyfriend.   But this Amy was way prettier than the real Amy!!  Check out the dogs on the table!

The kids really got a kick out of this.  It didn't take Claire any time at all to figure out that all you had to do was look cute, smile and mumble anything that remotely sounded like "trick or treat" and you got a candy dropped into your bucket! 
That is my brother Mark giving Claire a candy.
At one house, there was a huge bucket of red vines.  Hannah was the first to dive in, and she got a nice handful to munch on for the long trek ahead.
Cowboy Jake with his two little cowgirls, crossing over to get that one house they missed!!
And after each house was visited, the girls had fun coming back to GranDma GiGi's house to help pass out candy to the kids.  Something was awfully funny here!!
Claire resting with Daddy after trick or treating.
Thank you GraNdMa GiGi (Mom) for having us over.  It was so fun!!!!
This was the little Fall "treat" I brought my Mom.  A knitted dish cloth, with an ApPle bottle of Bath & Body Works ApPle Hand SoaP, and some Fall NaPkins.  Thanks Mom....we had a great time.


everyday katie said...

IT looks like such a perfect night. And your grand daughters make the cutest cowgirls I've ever seen.

Pammy Sue said...

Looks like fun. Is your mom's name really GiGi, or is that just what the grandkids call her? The grandkids call my mother Gee-Gee too. She made that up and said it stands for Gorgeous Granny. hee-hee

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, Happy Monday to you. Thank you for sharing-lots like a lot of fun for everyone and I love the basket you took for your mom.
Have a wonderful day.

Kristi said...

Looks like so much fun, and those are some really cute cowgirls!

Genn said...

You got some really good pictures!!
I am disappointed in mine. I feel like I don't know how to take pictures at night because I hate the flash on the camera and my lens isn't great for night time. Oh well.

That picture of Hannah and Tim laughing is great!
And the one of Claire getting candy from Uncle Mark!
Such fun.

Jennifer said...

WOW - when you said they came in were'nt kidding!! What a crowd:) and it looks like it was a great night for it!!

Such a cute basket for your mom...what a sweet daughter you are:)

Ginger Patches said...

What a great neighborhood to live in! I'm gonna have to go check out that soap...I love their pumpkin candle too!

Katie said...

What a Fun Evening, so cute that the entire neighborhood gets involved and all sit outside waiting for ALL those kiddos!
The Cowgirls look adorable!!!

Debbie said...

Looks like such a fun night...and that basket for your mom was so nice. I LOVE those dishclothes.

Diane said...

I love the picture of Tim, Hannah & Genn. Wonder what was so funny????
Thank you for the dish cloth, soap & napkins. The soap smells great.
And, I love, love, love .......
G-Ma Georgeous.....AKA GG

Thanks for making it a fun evening........Mom

Lauri said...

What a fun tradition. This looks like a lot of fun!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

This looks like so much fun! That’s so neat that you’re mom’s neighborhood does that. On top of that the kiddos get to wear their Halloween costumes twice.

Kendra aka Domestic Princess in Training"

Janna said...

I wish my neighborhood had a party like that! Gorgeous photos and some of those costumes were pretty unbelievable.

Holly said...

I'm so glad I re-read that. I thought you said "Kids came in THONGS!" I mean really, I wouldn't be surprised. I love Monte Cristo's too. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and I look forward to spending some time with yours.