Elizabeth of course was good with her costume because it was a dress and she got to have her hair curled (don't ask me why I do the things I do) and I let her wear a little makeup and put temporary tattoo's on her face. Needless to say when I whipped out the camera, my little model was there waiting for me to snap her precious smile.
AJ was a different story. I wasn't able to get pictures of me coaxing him into his costume (which I'm sure would have looked like borderline torture) but sure enough he performed just like a 2 year old when it came to taking his picture. He immediately went into tantrum mode and threw himself on the ground. After a little harassing from his sister, he decided to snap out of it enough to play peek-a-boo with his helmet. After that it wasn't too bad but needless to say, the helmet didn't stay on more than a couple of minutes.And then there is Jacob. What can I say about the kid except, "Thank God he is flexible!!!!" After being woken up by a screaming brother barging into his room yelling "Ackey, et up!, he managed to pull himself together to let me get a picture of him as we were leaving the house to go trick-or-treating at Mike's school house. By the look on his face, you would have never known that he only had a 20 minute nap before several hours of Halloween activities. Despite all of the chaos and my feelings on Halloween, I do think the kids had a good time tonight. Now my battle I am not looking forward to facing is explaining how the candy magically disappeared over night.