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!
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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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
Tiven is a flamenco dancer, which was marketed as a "spanish princess." 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. 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...
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.
I had a
Half Devil/Half Angel
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.
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
Photo By Anne Schmidt Photography
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.