Halloween 2013 Recap

Sure it’s a week ago but I figured it was finally time to record down on the big interweb our Halloween (and the days that followed) adventure.  If anything I can post cute pictures of my kids.

First the cute kid pics.

Rose did the thing that most kids do at that age, changed her mind about 10 times about what she wanted to be.  Princess (Cinderella, then Rapunzel, then Snow White, then Sleeping Beauty, then Cinderella, you get the drift), then Fairy Princess (she wanted wings), then Doctor, then Fairy Princess Doctor, then a last minute change back to standard Fairy Princess.  Luckily, Evelyn is still at the age that she cares nothing about what she wears so she was a Dragon to go with Rose’s princess.

Girls Halloween

I wasn’t that thrilled with Rose wanting to be a princess.  The inner feminist in me wanted her to be something less “I like it because I’m pretty”.  Like a superhero or a dentist.  So I bought her a sword.  Yep, if you are going to be a princess, you need to be able to defend yourself from evil queens and bad monsters.  No waiting around for her prince to rescue her for this girl!


Ok, technically, Evelyn was a Dinosaur with wings but it was the cutest outfit I could find (that wasn’t crazy expensive) and I added a set of Tinkerbell wings to make her a Dragon. 😉wpid-20131031_184814.jpg

We went trick or treating in my brother’s neighborhood as we live out in the boonies and I doubt anyone buys candy.  It’s a nice little neighborhood that didn’t have a lot of kids walking around.  This meant that every place we went, the girls got handfuls of candy.  I think we only went to about 15 houses and the buckets were full.  Rose did fairly well, saying Trick or Treat and Thank You.  Evelyn obviously didn’t say anything but she got really good at holding out her little bucket for the candy.  Even if she didn’t know what she was actually getting.


Rose was over the moon over the 4 pieces of candy she was allowed to keep (we are those terrible parents that throw/give away most of our kids candy) and Evelyn enjoyed the 2 little smarties she got to eat. 🙂  All in all a good Halloween.

Then we move on to the rest of the weekend.  Evelyn had been fighting a low grade fever over the past few days.  She had no other symptoms other then that so we had carried her through the Trick or Treating.  That night she woke with a 103.5 fever and ended up sleeping restlessly on me for the rest of the night.  By the time I took her to the doc in the morning, the fever was up to 104.7.

There was lots of this going on.


and this.


Then, after an application of Advil, the fever went away and she was back to her bubbly active self.  It reappeared long enough Saturday morning to bring her back from the babysitter (we were trying to get things done around the property) then disappeared all together.

Then Sunday morning… hives


Luckily, thanks to the internet, I knew that hives were a common thing at the end of a mystery fever virus so I didn’t panic.  She didn’t seem to care about them so we just kept her home and let her go about her day.  She did have an epic nap but otherwise, the hives were gone by Monday.  Never any other signs.  Kids.

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