Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trick Or Treating!

Here is she. . . my cute little Halloween bug! Last year she was a ladybug, this year she was a butterfly. . . hmm, next year I'll have to think of something less buggish for her. :) But isn't she the most adorable butterfly???This crazy-carved pumpkin was in the entryway to Stephen's work building. Microsoft does Halloween right!

Kirsten was thrilled to be in that entryway, because the first thing she saw and made a beeline for were the Halloween balloons. Her favorite thing!

She loved wearing her costume too! She liked the puffy skirt and wearing the antennas on her head.

I love those cute wings on the back of her costume!

I was a witch! My hat is WAY cooler than you can actually see in any of these pictures. It's kind of drooping to the side, but trust me when I say it was the best witches hat I've ever seen!

Stephen didn't wear a costume. Bummer, I know! But I didn't really see many Microsoft employees dressed up.

Trick-or-treating at Microsoft was WAY cooler than I thought it would be! There were tons of people there, and they decorated the buildings and had loads of candy! We filled up Kirsten's trick-or-treat bucket SO fast. She didn't understand the concept at all, so Stephen just carried her and I picked up candy for her and mostly manned the camera.
Check out how cool Stephen's building looked!

Okay. . . so his building was NOTHING compared to Building F. Stephen works in Building C, and Building F was decked out to the max!!! We headed over there, and it was seriously a maze of decorations. Some of it was pretty scary to me, but Kirsten wasn't even scared! She just looked at everything and thought it was all fascinating. Here's just a small sample of all the Halloween stuff in Building F:

Scary, I'd say so! At one point they had a larger-than-life werewolf howling and making growling noises. I kept waiting for Kirsten to cry, but she didn't! After that we entered into the Land of Oz (still in Building F!)

The Wicked Witch of the West jumped right out at Kirsten, and Kirsten just stared! She's brave. I would have cried for sure!

And the only time she cried, in the entire building, was when the Tin Man started talking to her. See that face mask he's wearing? I agree with Kirsten! Masks are the scariest, and he was the only character to wear one. The rest just had face paint. I didn't get a picture of her crying, but she does look pretty worried in this picture.

The Emerald City! See what I mean about this place? I just had no idea that trick-or-treating at the Microsoft buildings would be so great!
And on Halloween. . . I started looking pregnant. All of a sudden! Poof! Crazy, huh?

We didn't take Kirsten trick-or-treating anywhere else. She was on overload by the time we left! But it was such a fun Halloween and I'm sad that it's over!


  1. How fun is that! Love the costume. I think that I want Rachel to be a ladybug next year. Do you have any pics of Kirsten as the lady bug? And I love your witch costume! But I have to say that you are far too pretty to be a witch!

  2. What a CUTE girl!

    AWESOME pictures!

    You looked like you had so much fun - great costume :)

  3. Wow! Who knew a company party would be so awesome! They could charge admission like a haunted house! lol! I love your little one's costume. You're so cute! :)

  4. Ya'll are the cutest, happiest family ever! Way cute butterfly!!

  5. Kirsten is adorable!!! And those decorations are AMAZING!! Wow. I'm impressed.

    And you're looking so great!

  6. Sweetie, you haven't seen a witch hat until you've seen the one I bought from Salem, Mass. :-)

    And I LOVE the costume. She looks seriously adorable!

  7. How precious! I just want to give her a big hug! Give her one from me ok :)

  8. That really cool! Microsoft is awesome! What does Steven do for them? Does he like working there? We're trying to find places that Chris could work at when we move out there. Kirsten is SO cute in her costume. I can't wait to have a little girl like her. She's so adorable! You're next one will be just at cute too...

  9. Of course she didn't cry at the wicked witch - it's just Elphaba who is really very nice :) Kirsten looks so cute and Microsoft looked amazing - holy cow! We have so many trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, that everyone just sits on their porch or in the driveway to hand out candy. Caleb was a little warm in his Woody costume - Halloween in Phoenix!

  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love comments! These are darling Halloween pictures.
    I just have one question, I've wanted to ask a lot of people, so I'll ask you.
    Does that pregnancy countdown widget make your pregnancy go by faster or slower, since you see how many days you have left instead of how many days you have already survived?
    I'm just wondering....

  11. Oh my gosh, those decorations are amazing!!! Her wings are just the cutest thing. What a darling little family you have!

  12. First, Kirsten is adorable and I loved your witch costume. Second, Microsoft has the best "work" treat or treating I've ever seen. So cool.

  13. what a cute little butterfly! i love those wings!!! way to be a festive fam!

  14. Oh my goodness - she looks like a little girl and not a baby in that top picture!

  15. Looks like a lot of fun, Kirsten is adorable! Can't wait to see what you post for Thanksgiving! Love you.

  16. We'll see if I can get this comment here w/o my google acct.

    LOVE the narrative! It's like I got a piece of the fun, too.

    Cute wings - love that cute little girl!

    Cute tummy - love that you're having another one! :)

  17. Wow! I love your daughter's costume-so sweet with the butterfly wings :) Quite the haunted house too!

  18. Ashley,
    Your little one is soooo adorable!
    Looks like you guys had a great time. I love how your husband's work values their employees with such an event. UPS (where my husband works) doesn't do anything but give a turkey out once a year!
    Have a great weekend,

  19. That is such a cool place and what an adorable costume! I'm sad Halloween is over too.

  20. What a fun party! And WAY CUTE PICTURES!!!!

  21. What a cute costume! And yours too! That is the coolest trick-or-treat place too, how awesome!

  22. wow! you two look fabulous! i love the butterfly costume and your witch costume!!!!

    and WOWZA.. Microsoft DOES know how to throw one heck of a party!!!!!


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