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Okay, 79 degrees is sort of a kick ass trick or treating temperature.

Well, except for Summer who had on a long sleeve gymnastics Gabby Douglas outfit going on.

Dylan dressed as a “I wanted to be Mac from “Teen Beach Movie” but it’s sold out so I’ll be a witch.”

Chase was a “I want to be fireman, no make that a lion. I mean, Buzz Lightyear. Wait, definitely Spiderman.” Recap: The Spiderman costume arrived just in time. He dressed up as a cowboy.

Harlowe was a “I definitely want to be Strawberry Shortcake. I can’t wait to be Strawberry Shortcake. I am so excited to be Strawberry Shortcake. I love my Strawberry Shortcake costume.” Recap: She was a ballerina.

Cash was Superman because he’s a baby and I can dress him however I want.

Rick dressed as a newscaster and went to work.

halloween all kids

halloween kids with mom scary

I thought the whole evening was going to be a bust when we walked out outside and this guy immediately made both twins start crying…

monster on halloween

I don’t know what they were so upset about. He looks super nice. We finally lost him and trick or treated for about a thousand million hours.  Since it’s so warm and balmy out, the kids never say, “I’m freezing. I want to go home.”

They really need drink stations on Florida trick or treating routes.  Just a quick stop to get some water, a few orange slices and maybe a chilled Pinot Grigio.

We finally headed home with buckets and buckets of candy. My only disappointment of the night was not seeing one trick or treater in a Boston Red Sox uniform with a long mangy beard.

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20 Responses to a sweaty happy halloween

  • ErinB says:

    great pics!!! The look on Cash is priceless! It was 60 degrees here so we were out for an hour (WHAT??!) And the candy…oh, so much. Nothing but sugar headaches around here for the next month! xo

  • Aunt Michele says:

    They are the cutest kids ever! So glad you appreciate the finer things about Florida. A warm Halloween is just the beginning!

  • Yep, welcome to Halloween in the South. We were sweating up here in Atlanta too. It dos make it easier in many ways, but hydration is a must! The last minute costume changes are pretty funny!

  • MommyTime says:

    a) you’re trick-or-treating, and it’s still light out!
    b) it’s not raining!
    c) no one has leggings/turtle-necks/tights/knee-socks under their costumes!
    d) no one’s costume is ____?__[green legs]__ covered by a humungous winter coat/poncho!

    It’s like you live in a place where Halloween is not a day filled with nearly insurmountable obstacles. Magic!! (Here in MI, we had pouring rain all day, but on the upside, it wasn’t freezing, unlike last year. So everyone had to wear rain boots, but no one had to hide their costumes under winter coats. Score.)

  • Jordana says:

    You can have the best of both worlds – staying in the north and warm trick-or-treating – it’s all about trick-or-treating in APARTMENT buildings!! Sure, it’s strange for this raised in CT girl, but kids can walk around sans jackets AND we don’t have to move to Florida : )

  • Maggie says:

    I just wanted to say that I ordered the safety show the first time you posted about it and used your coupon code. My three year old really liked it. We’ll get into more in depth discussion as she gets older, but I thought it was a great intro to those concepts. She really liked Ruby too.

    • Kelcey says:

      Great feedback! Thank you. I love having well done videos/books to help me with some of the harder parts of parenting… like explaining personal safety issues!

  • Megan says:

    Great photos! I had a gymnast too, but she had to wear a fleece over her leotard. She toughed out the shorts, probably because they were new and she was excited to wear them. It was our first normal weather Halloween in two years so we were happy the rain held off until 7:30. I saw some great Red Sox costumes with the beards…too funny!

  • Kerri says:

    Our neighbors had hotdogs & sodas. Another neighbor had chilled water bottles. There was a house down the street making mudslides for the grown ups. I love my neighborhood.

  • How did those twins get so big? And look how grown-up Dylan and Summer are. Those younger siblings are the best thing that ever happened to them. Just keep repeating that to yourself on a bad day.

    All that talk about trick-or-treating made me hungry. Off to steal/eat some candy…

  • Leigh Ann says:

    My youngest insisted about 83 times that she wanted to be a unicorn. So I made her a unicorn costume, and she started telling everyone she was going to be a butterfly. Uh uh. You’re a unicorn.

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