This year is really flying past. I can’t believe we can already check Halloween off our list of holidays in 2016. With it being on a Monday, during my week of parent conferences and report cards, I have to say I dropped the ball on this one just a bit. In the end everybody ended up in costume-even me! It’s kind of hard to tell, but my shirt says “crayon” on it. I’m a crayon. I already mentioned I dropped the ball on this Halloween, right? Case in point. 😉
The Twin Princesses
I took a few pictures of the kids before we went out. The girls are wearing princess dresses that I got for them as birthday presents last month.It was cold, and the girls’ dresses were itchy, so we ended up using long sleeve shirts underneath. They matched perfectly, don’t you think?
Johnny was a cowboy. That just means we already had jeans and a plaid shirt for him. We got a badge (cuz, cowboy?), a bandana and a hat at Walmart to complete the outfit.
And then there’s Logan. He’s 13, and almost too old for trick-or-treating. The costume he originally wanted was over $200. When I told him that wasn’t going to happen, he went into his room and came out with this ensemble. For some reason the hot dog needs a belt around his shoulder like it’s some kind of ammunition belt (which it’s probably supposed to be!). I’m not sure to call it so I’m going with “Thingamajig”.
I took Logan to meet up with a bunch of his junior high friends and their parents. Then John, the little ones and I went out. Our town is kind of small. There aren’t many neighborhoods, and the ones that do exist are small and don’t always have sidewalks or street lights. We drove to a huge neighborhood about 15 minutes away and hit the jackpot.
Madeline was full of surprises when we were out trick-or-treating. The first stop we made was at our apartment manager’s. After choosing a piece of candy, Madeline walked right past the manager and started looking around their home. We called her back and explained to her that you can’t just walk into people’s houses.
Throughout the night she frequently helped herself to the candy in the bowl, demanded a lollipop instead of whatever she was given, peeked around the person at the door to see what the rest of the house look like, and struck up a nice long conversation with every person who open the door. She’s just a friendly and curious little girl, but we had no idea she would be so bold!
Lesson learned: we need to have some serious conversations about stranger danger and etiquette. 😛
Our little Halloween was a fun night. But most importantly it brought us one step closer to Christmas!