Sam wanted to be something cool--this year he was going to his first school Halloween dance. He considered going as a color (blue--inspired by Matt's Blue Man Group last year?) but never really settled on anything despite long brainstorm sessions. Then on Thursday night when I went in to say good night he had his whole costume assembled and lying on his floor, including the FBI i.d. and earpiece. With no help whatsoever! Awesome.
Lauren's friend Lucy is a ballerina so she brought over her tutus and they put together a good/evil ballerina duo for consecutive dances last weekend. (This weekend Lauren went with her old queen costume from a couple of years ago for party-going on Halloween.)
Maddy and friends wanted to dress up in a theme together and decided on Snap, Crackle, and Pop of Rice Krispy fame (Maddy's coat and hat are from Target and will be well used long after Halloween).
We just squeaked in a pumpkin carving session on Halloween at 4 p.m. before everyone dispersed for trick-or-treating & celebrating with their own groups of friends.
We did a row of orange illuminarias leading up to our house but it was so windy that they were blown out and knocked over by 6 (plus it was freakily warm: 69 degrees). Some of my favorite trick-or-treater costumes this year: the Empire State Building (stacked boxes...so clever), a neon sign, the Constitution, and two little witches in a cardboard car. Failing grade to the teenage "golfer" (wearing a golf shirt and glove).
Finally, a note:
Dear Teen Girl Trick-or-treaters, In my opinion, you must choose between sk@nky and candy. If you are old enough to wear a sk@nky costume, you are too old to trick-or-treat with the little kids. If you want candy, please cover up and be a sweet witch, not a sexy one.
The reluctant candy-givers at no. 22.