and left a huge pile of candy in it's wake. Ugh. What am I going to do with it all?!? And no, don't say eat it. I REALLY don't need it!
Halloween was fun but very LONG this year. It started a week before Halloween with the scout Halloween party. Then there was the party at Abel & Nia's house last weekend. We topped it all off with Halloween and trick-or-treating here on home. Whew, am I glad it's over!
This years costumes were a change of pace. Chase originally wanted to be the Egyptian God Seth, who is depicted by a person in a robe with a horse/dog head. I thought it was such a neat idea and I would have LOVED to make this work for Chase. But alas, no dog or horse head to be found and I didn't know how to make one so we went with his plan B, a skeleton. We bought the shirt at Old Navy and then I cut and sewed fleece "bones" to a pair of sweats. It took quite a while but it was worth it... he really liked it and I didn't spend an arm and a leg on it.
Tristan loved his costume but was slightly disgruntled by everyone asking him "who are you?" Since his world revolves around Pokemon, he thought everyone else must certainly know that he was Mudkip. Who? Mudkip ... one of those little characters on the trading cards. Well, there is no such thing as a Mudkip costume so alas, a trip to the fabric aisle and a pair of sweats turns into this Mudkip costume. Add the blue and orange face paint and he truly looked like something out of this world.
Carissa decided that this was her year to be different. She decided to forego the Disney Princess line this Halloween ... the first year she hasn't been a Disney Princess since she was born. It was a bit of a sad moment for me and yet another reminder that she is growing up. But alas, she's not too grown up. She may have strayed from the Disney Princesses, but she couldn't leave the "pretty" behind. From the first moment she wanted to be a witch and when we came up on this "pretty witch" costume we knew it was just perfect. She was the sweetest witch in the world.
Brian had to work, so no costume for him. Well, I guess you could say he went as a police officer. LOL I, on the other hand, am working at the preschool this year and I couldn't put a damper on their Halloween festivities. So for the first time since I was a youngster myself I decided to dress up. Taking a cue from Carissa, I went with a witch costume. Mine was also of the "pretty" variety so as not to scare the little kids at school. It was sort of fun to dress up for a change.
All in all a pretty good Halloween season. I'm glad it's over and now I'm eagerly anticipating Christmas. Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is coming too but that's just a day to eat turkey and pass the time while we wait for the next big excitement, Christmas!!!