We went trick-or-treating the first time this year. Monday was a workday for me, so I took a couple of quick pictures over the weekend just before it was getting dark, figuring that I might not be home early enough to take some decent photos on the big day. We did pumpkins and candy and ghost cookies before but Halloween was never such a big deal at our house. Until this year. The kids were beyond excited to dress up and go trick-or-treating.
Ignore the stripey tees and colorful socks for a minute, ok? Oh, and nevermind that nothing they're wearing matches. The kids were playing outside all day and then went inside to bake ghost cookies with me, decorating themselves and every horizontal surface available liberally with flour. Sigh. So they're wearing whatever they (or their dad) first grabbed when told to go change into something less covered in flour. Oh well.
capes out of a fleece blanket I didn't have the time or energy to make hats, too. And I'm not even talking skill level or talent here because we all know that I'm seriously lacking that when it comes to sewing or crafting. So sewing was out. Then I figured I'd do paper hats, but after the rain we had earlier this month and little brother being very likely to toss his hat on the floor repeatedly (which he ended up doing), maybe that wasn't such a brilliant idea either. I finally gave up and ordered some cheap ones. They fit, they're still going to fit for years to come and they are quite sturdy. So there you have it, two little magicians.
So at the end of the night, little brother was getting a little tired and mommy was exhausted. And wearing his hat for most of the time. My feet hurt so bad after wearing heels all day and then walking around in still fairly new boots all night. But it was so worth it.
I think we'll go again next year! Now I only have to figure out what to do with all that candy and chocolate they brought home. What do you guys do? Ration? Separate per child? Just throw in one big jar and let them pick every now and then? It's less than a month to go until the Advent calendars...