Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Medieval Times

Behold, Sir Landon and the ClaireDragon!

Best friends? Mortal enemies? Two kids totally pumped about Halloween?!

Slaying the dragon; also, possibly knighting the dragon. Unclear.


And Queen Mommy, in her work appropriate Halloween spirited attire!


We got an email last week saying that costumes would be allowed at work, but to "use discretion" and "seek approval if in need of guidance." I used it as an excuse to wear black denim skinny jeans to work on a Wednesday and then threw in my pirate boots (and fun black rhinestone jewelry) for good measure. Spirit! I have it.

Next up, Princess Tex, their loyal sidekick!


(Claire was originally going to be a princess, but she found Landon's old dragon costume in the bin and fell in love with it, and really, it suits her personality so much better. Also, free!)

We were joined by a good friend/fellow SEC attorney and her husband and 2-year-old daughter, which always makes trick-or-treating more fun. The girls rode in the wagon, with Tex taking point, and Sir Landon acting as scout WAY out front.


The kids loved going door-to-door, and though Landon generally raced ahead, he would very patiently wait before ringing the doorbell until the girls caught up. And then, after ensuring that everyone got their candy, he would remind them the toddler set to say thank you before running back down the path.


The whole thing was ridiculously cute.


When we got back to the house each kid got to eat 2-3 pieces of candy and then they all simultaneously exploded into the greatest sugar high I've ever seen. There were 100 rounds (at least) of "Ring-Around-the-Rosy," and the air was filled with giggles.


And LOTS of "all fall downs!!". And more giggles.


It was exactly as Halloween should be. Safe, fun, spirited, and over by 8 p.m. so mommy can take some medicine and upload pictures. Happy Halloween everyone!


  1. Very cute! Love the medieval theme :)

  2. You seriously have the cutest kids...EVER!!!! Soooo much fun!!!! What a great diversion at a stressful time for you! What a blast!!!

    Patty from TX

  3. LOVE the dragon costume! So perfect. Looks like a great night!