OT - Getting to know you QOTW 10/31

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OT - Getting to know you QOTW 10/31

Sorry it's late - I was out of town most of last week, and super busy with work today.

What are your kids going as for Halloween? Did they pick their own costumes, or did you "influence" them? Are they going TorT'ing, or to a party, or church, or what?

Pictures are definitely a bonus!

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We have a Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, and Yoda in the family tonight. I influenced my daughter, tried to get her to be Princess Leah but she wasn't having it ~ thank goodness for my stars war knowledgeable friend Lana for coming up with Queen Amidala, she saw that cape and those faux boots and was all over it! We have unexpected houseguests this week ~ my BIL and SIL lost power in our freak snowstorm over the weekend so are staying with us. My kids are beside themselves with excitement at the thought of getting to ToT with their three big cousins. Photos are on FB Smile

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Tiven is a flamenco dancer, which was marketed as a "spanish princess." :rolleyes: Big red flouncy dress, flowers in her hair, and she's jazzed about wearing lipstick. I wanted Weston to be a vampire but he saw a Thomas the Train costume, and it was all over. No pics yet since Weston used the camera as a hammer the other day. Sad Hopefully one of our friends will take some pics for us. We're joining a bunch of families from school to trick-or-treat in a nicer neighborhood. All the houses are decorated around there, they give out good treats, and one of our friends lives there so it doesn't feel so much like cheating as when we went to another neighborhood closer to home. Our neighborhood is a lot of apartments & college students & old people, no one hands out treats on our block at all.

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I'll have two fairy and two hockey players... At least that was the plan, one of the hockey players was saying this morning he thinks he might need to be an army guy ( "a GOOD one, mom!") instead. Either is fine by me, the boys have hockey gear and camo pants, sweaters, etc...

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Sorry, all my pictures are showing up either really big or super small.

A cat, poodle, and a pumpkin.

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DD1 will be Aurora from Sleeping Beauty...hubby even carved a Maleficent jackolantern for her. DD2 will be wearing a kitty headband and watch from the stroller. We're ToT'ing tonight, but only doing our block since the kids are still small. Hoping my neighbors give out good stuff. Smile

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"Potter75" wrote:

We have a Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, and Yoda in the family tonight. I influenced my daughter, tried to get her to be Princess Leah but she wasn't having it ~ thank goodness for my stars war knowledgeable friend Lana for coming up with Queen Amidala, she saw that cape and those faux boots and was all over it! We have unexpected houseguests this week ~ my BIL and SIL lost power in our freak snowstorm over the weekend so are staying with us. My kids are beside themselves with excitement at the thought of getting to ToT with their three big cousins. Photos are on FB Smile

Yay!!! Glad my geek powers coud be used for good!
Lilly finally decided on a hippie. We did the Salvation army thing and found an awesome outfit complete with candy colored striped velvet bellbottoms.

We had a bit of a disaster with Daniel's costume.From day one he wanted to be a Jawa. We bought his costume 2 weeks ago. When we finally got around to trying it on, the light up eyes did not work. So I called the company and had them ship a new mask. It got here Saturday but those eyes didn't work either. Frak!!! So now he is wearing last years Ghostbuster costume.

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I had a

Half Devil/Half Angel
A Ninja
A Witch
A Mummy
and a Kitty

i let my kids have a lot of say, but i do try to add some gentle influence...and budget plays a part as well. Costumes can get expensive if you let them choose whatever they desire.

We go to the most popular street in the nearest city. DH has an Uncle who has a house on the street and he always invites us to his house to hand out candy and then hit the street.

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My DS was a good boy last night and slept for 4.5-5 hours straight. Thats a great Halloween costume and I hope he keeps it on. We don't do Halloween, and thankfully no trick or treaters came by because they are out of luck at my place. We live in a mostly elderly neighbourhood so I wasn't really expecting any, it's rare to get them anyway and thats in big family neighbourhoods.

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We have a Prince (well I am calling him that because his Nana bought him a vampire costume without asking me and I wasn't too thrilled about it.......I like cute Halloween, not scary Halloween)

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Nathaniel was Anakin Skywalker and Juliet was, in her words, "a girl pirate". I have a few rules: no masks (because what's the fun if you can't see their cute faces?), and nothing overtly violent.

He talked about being a knight, she wanted to be a ghost, but then they changed their minds. I think they look pretty cute.

We had a community parade on Sunday, they both had school parades on Monday, and then we went out trick-or-treating. It has been hectic at our house, our neighbors have no power so they are staying with us! Busy Halloween.

SORRY THE PICTURES ARE SO HUGE! Don't have time to edit.

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T was Batman. I let him pick out the costume, and "Batman" is what he kept asking for, so Batman it was.

I took him to a Halloween event at the Children's Museum on Sunday, and then Trick or Treating around our neighborhood last night. It was so fun!

Picture (sans cape and mask) is in my siggy.

ETA: Funny story. When I put the costume on him the first time, he looked down at his impressive musculature and said "Mommy! I have BOOBS!"

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Such beautiful kids!!! Mine were Optimus Prime, Venom (from Spierman), and Snow White!

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Awesome everyone! The pics posted, adorable kiddos Smile

Jace was Batman, my friend pointed out that it's the old school batman, too. He and T were twins, Alissa Smile

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Oh my gosh Laurie, that picture is so dang cute. I think it's funny you don;t allow masks or violent costumes because that's all my son likes. He wanted to be Jason (yes as in hockey mask Jason) because he wanted a mask and a chainsaw. To which I had to explain that Jason does not ahve a chainsaw but a machete. I did think that was too violent so we decided on a Jawa. From my previous post you know how that worked out.

I just think if you had my son you would not know what to do with yourself. He is obsessed with gore and movie makeup and scary things. When we went to Universal studios we had to watch the horror makeup show 100 times.his favorite "family movie" is Alien.

I forgot pictures the first time around and Alissa says you get bonus points for posting so...

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"culturedmom" wrote:

Oh my gosh Laurie, that picture is so dang cute. I think it's funny you don;t allow masks or violent costumes because that's all my son likes. He wanted to be Jason (yes as in hockey mask Jason) because he wanted a mask and a chainsaw. To which I had to explain that Jason does not ahve a chainsaw but a machete. I did think that was too violent so we decided on a Jawa. From my previous post you know how that worked out.

I just think if you had my son you would not know what to do with yourself. He is obsessed with gore and movie makeup and scary things. When we went to Universal studios we had to watch the horror makeup show 100 times.his favorite "family movie" is Alien.

My son is obsessed with GUNS and SOLDIERS.....it's so hard for me! But I let him do it. He turned 8 today, if he loves that stuff there isn't much I can do about it. He understands how I feel about war and playing military. He can play the way he likes but I don't join in those games, and he knows it's because I see those things as very serious.

Juliet is on the front page of our cute little local paper in her pirate costume!!