Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Robbers


This year we went with the robber/burglar theme. Someone in my family may have been concerned that I promote this type of behavior. Clearly, I do not. But the kids thought it was fun and such an easy costume. Way too late to make it happen, I realized that Kenyon and I should have dressed up as police officers. That would have been perfect but I don't think of things in good time.

It was a very successful Halloween for candy. Thanks to my friend and trick-or-treat partner Jen (who always has great ideas), my kids gave up HALF of their candy to the Air Force to be used in care packages for soldiers. Brilliant. And then my sister Jane (who also always has good ideas but a little more challenging) challenged us to go sugar free for November. My kids agreed to the challenge but we are all totally scared. (we are allowing one treat a week and the weekend of Thanksgiving off) I am putting this out there in hopes that it will keep us accountable. But trust me - the fact that I have 4 bags of Halloween candy downstairs is KILLING ME!

PS - our family definition of sugar free for November is not as crazy as truly sugar free. We are just eliminating treats, candy, cookies, pop, etc. Traditional dessert and treat type items. I am not studying every label and doing stuff life that. Maybe some day.

9 comments:

Jane said...

cute robbers!!!! i love how they turned out. and i love family themes. good job. Good luck with sugar free!!!

Heidi said...

So cute!

Holly C M said...

Fabulous! Oh, they look so dang cute!

Kristine said...

the costumes turned out SO GOOD! i love them so much!!

and sugar free.. eek. such a challenge. you better toss that candy!

Jen said...

Love it! Miniature annie's galore! So great. Good luck with the treat free November. One of these years we need to be together on Halloween, I would love to have the kids trick or treat together.

Angie said...

i'm so impressed you're going sugar free. klane and i did that one summer (with sundays as a free day) and i felt so much better when i wasn't eating so much junk. my teeth stayed cleaner too (i noticed a HUGE difference on the days we ate sugar, my teeth were coated - gross). i know it would be so great for us to do it again... but then i don't want to commit to it because, well, i really really like sugar. hmmm...

em said...

Oh man I wish i could seen them in real life! I love it!!!

Kate Magleby said...

Those costumes are SO cute Annie!

Chris, Amy and the girls said...

Cutest Kids! Great idea for the candy. I am going to have to get rid of ours. Ava woke up asking where all of her candy was :) And, Sugar-Free? I wish I had it in me to try it!