I grew up not doing Halloween. And, I was determined that was the way it would be for my kids. Yes. I had to admit. Dressing up in costumes is extremely fun. But, Halloween is bad. I'll have none of it.
But, I married a man who thought differently. He loved Halloween. Didn't think it was bad. And, wanted his kids to be able to enjoy it.
After a few years, I changed. I came around. This year, it was August & I found myself talking to people about Halloween. Telling them what my kids were going to be dressed up as. Buying stuff at the fabric store for their costumes. Planning it all out. Summer wasn't even over! What happened to me!
I tried to think of costumes that could then be worn as normal clothes, too. And, that weren't too hard to make. My dad was trying to talk Gillian into asking me to make her a Boo costume.
Thanks for the genius idea Dad. But, I don't think I have enough creative juices flowing for that one. Thankfully, Gillian was rather easy to persuade & I made her what I felt like making. She didn't get to choose. So, I made a Gypsy costume. She wasn't super thrilled about it. Until everyone complimented her while she was going door to door. She grew fonder of it, with each bit of flattery.
Peyton was a fire man. All I did was put white duct tape bands around the arms of his jacket. Kinda lame. But, he can make anything work. He's just cute.
The kids loved going trick or treating! Scott took them out & they went to tons of houses!
My younger siblings, Matthew (Nacho Libre), Jacob (the Jester) & Lizzie (from Japan), all went out with them. I thought they'd only go to a few houses & then come home. They were gone for about an hour. Now they have way too much candy! And, my house is a sticky mess. Candy drool & candy hands. Ugh! I am just trying eat down their stashes as fast as I can. Let's get this done with.
Anyway. Back to our Halloween party. Lizzy & Scott & I decorated with spiders & webs. Gillian wanted spiders so badly. I was pretty proud of my first attempt at Halloween decor. Scary (sort of). But, not gross or pagan.
I had my harverty decor out, too.
Moira, the Butterfly, stayed home with me & my dad & passed out candy.