Oh man I love Halloween. All these people dressing up...I love all the creativity. I wish I were one of those cool moms who dress up. Maybe next year...
Anyway, this is my favorite picture from the festivities:
...and this one comes in second:Lu the belly dancer was a serious grump. Is it because she's too modest to show off her belly and her mean mom made her do it?? Honestly though how could I help it? I LOVE that belly, and really, it's better than the first idea which was a sumo wrestler...gotta admit it. Anyway, she was in a mad mood until she got her second wind after our first round of trick-or-treating.I know it's surprising due to her girth, but she's not a candy eater...I don't think she knows what it is. But she loved people-watching and all the attention she got.
Then there was Max the b-ball player. Anything to have an excuse to collect candy...TONS of candy. (This is actually his favorite outfit he begs and begs and begs to wear to school every day--minus the wig of course--and we always say no. So, he was pretty happy--and comfy.) This boy got more candy than I've ever seen a kid get in my life, and I've got to admit, I've seen some pretty good candy hauls.Then a toothless Amelia Bedilia:We had a great cowgirl with a teeny hat: (who also broke out with her big cold sores to help celebrate the big day)
And once again, Alice in Wonderland:We snuck in the pumpkin carving by the skin of our teeth this year. Things were crazy but I couldn't bear to let it go. Luckily we had some friends help with the designs (thanks Katie & Holden). Oh, and some of these other pictures are Claire's pre k party. Fun times.Ok, and let's just pause here to check out these outfits:Seriously, I think my kids are going to grow up to be fashionistas (is that a word?) The way they coordinate those patterns...boy howdy.
Every year at Halloween I fall a little bit deeper in love with our neighborhood. We always have a potluck dinner and then take turns either taking the kids around to gather their loot or sitting around talking and eating. Love it.
This year two of the families created a serious haunted house in this trailer and the older kids LOVED scaring each other all night long in that thing.
And it wouldn't be Halloween without Uncle Josh entertaining the kids with some electronic gadget.