Saturday, October 27, 2012

Down Town Trick or Treat Night

 Our family had a lot of fun this year at the Sault's Downtown Trick or Treat event. We always park at the library, so I made sure to capture a shot of Autumn with one of the books from the book series she just finished reading that inspired her costume this year. She is dressed up as the character Omakayas from the books "The Birchbark House," The Game of Silence," and "The Porcupine Year," which are all written by Louise Erdrich. While we were there our librarian informed us that this author will soon be publishing a fourth book in the series that will be titled "Chickadee." Autumn was really excited by this news because she obviously likes these books a lot and can't wait for the new one to come out.

Alaina is Minnie Mouse of course. We came upon this polka dot dress at a thrift store and immediately thought it looked perfect for Minnie, and so I crocheted her a hat and found her a pair of white gloves and voila!


This is at the AMAZING carnival put on by the Salvation Army. The girls walked away from this carnival with Barbie dolls, cakes, stuffed toys, popcorn, cookies, etc! We almost didn't walk down to their building because it was a bit out of the way...but we saw balloons and thought we may as well go check it out. We sure were glad we did! This was definitely the girls favorite part of the evening and we are just so thankful to all of the volunteers of the Salvation Army for hosting this.

The girls doing the Cake Walk.

There were live ballerinas standing in the showcase windows of STARS 'en pointe' pretending to be mannequins. Alaina thought this was awesome. The girls were doing an amazing job. This was right before we went through the haunted house which was also hosted by STARS. Alaina laughed and thought it was lots of fun, and Autumn shed a few tears :)

Even Snoopy was out on the streets giving out hugs!

 It was 7 p.m. when we finally finished checking everything out, and we went and got some pizza at Guidos for supper. It was a really fun evening. We think the best part about the evening is that it is still light out and so we get to see everyone's creative costumes and run into lots of friends and say "hi."

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