Happy Halloween 2012! We had a great night! The rain broke off and gave us a few peaceful (and dry) hours to be out and about! Perfect!
I decided way too late that it would be fun to dress up this year. So, I improvised. I busted out the eye liner and drew a spider web and a spider. Plus, I wore an orange shirt with a spider web on it, and some funky crazy socks to go with. Eye liner + basic art + cheesy shirt + crazy socks = some kind of costume I suppose. Just go with it. Maybe I'll try to plan ahead for next year. (Maybe I should go shopping tomorrow for my 2013 costume... what do you think?)
Youngest to oldest?
Meagan talked me into a witch costume. If you would have asked me 2 weeks ago, I would have told you she would not be being a witch. Nope. But here you have it. And it's cute. And I liked it. And she LOVED it. So we're good.
Of course, Indiana trick-or-treating requires layers... She is wearing a pair of pants under her sparkly star witch tights. Layers. It's how we roll.
I guess she liked my spider and spider web because she wanted a spider too. I kept it low-key on her. But still cute. And she thought it was a super huge deal that she got to wear my makeup... eye liner and blush and shadow... all the good stuff.
And when I see this picture, I consider this to be my warning that the day is coming when I will fear for letting her out of the house. I do not look forward to the day that dumb boys start calling and acting like dumb boys to try to get her attention. But I'm gonna guess that day is coming... just look at her. *eeep*
On to child # 2... Less pictures of the boys... because they're boys and they don't want their pictures taken. And plus, they're both ninjas, and you can't see their faces, so what's the point of taking multiple pictures that all look exactly the same? Don't judge. :)
I gotta say, this cracks me up! I'm 100% sure that thing on his face isn't on right. So he sort of looks like a maniacal doctor or something? Do you see it, or is it just me?? I dunno. Funny kid!
And #3... ninja #2. In case you were wondering what Sebastian's eyes look like, here's your reminder. *lol*
I love these kids! I love that (most of the time) they love to be together and they treat each other like friends. Good stuff.
Friends of ours met up with us and walked the neighborhood with us. Good thing, too, because the dad ended up carrying Meagan on his shoulders for the last 15 minutes or so... that's what happens when you try to trick-or-treat in brand new sparkly dress shoes. I tried to explain that to her, but she's a girl, and she got sucked in by the glitter. Whatever. Anyway, here's all 6 kids together before we headed out. Look at Miss Meg holding her own in a big pack of wild boys!
We did the entire neighborhood (although Meagan passed on the last 5 houses or so in exchange for the shoulder ride). It was dark by the time we got home - around 7:30 I'd say. So they sat at the table with their candy, trading with each other while they watched The Great Pumpkin. The only bummer was that the Shrek Halloween special wasn't on tv this year. That's been part of our Halloween for the past 2 or 3 years, and the kids were looking forward to it. Oh well. You can't go wrong with Charlie Brown.
Afterwards, it was hot showers to warm up (and scrub all the makeup and hairspray off). Then off to bed... back to the regular swing of things tomorrow. Hope you had a happy Halloween!