Smell my feet.
Don’t you just love Halloween?
I do. It is a product of my upbringing. Sometimes Halloween was bigger then Christmas. I am quite fond of the holiday, and would say that I think it is just as magical as Christmas. In a different sort of way.
I love making Halloween costumes for my kids. I think it is so much fun to have something unique and different. I enjoy coming up with something, and knowing that I don’t have to buy it at the store.
This is what we came up with this year.
Jex. aka; vampire bat.
Made from a black shirt, and a black umbrella.
Stella and Tessa. aka; owls.
Made from a brown towel, felt and odds and ends in my fabric bin.
Skirt tutorial found here. The t-shirt was something I designed in Photoshop and printed on transfer paper to be ironed on.
Isaac. aka; Frankenstein or as Isaac likes to say Francomstein.
His costume was made by Grandma Lorene for Jex when he was 3. Both of the boys have been enamored with Frankenstein at this age. All because of this book.
The kids loved getting all dressed up. We finally got it right after the third time.
We were grateful that our city took a vote and decided to trick or treat on Saturday.
On Friday evening the kids had a party with some of Jex’s classmates; at the Buck house.
I love how creative all the costumes were.
Here they are ready to bob for apples.
Nana. aka Jonathan’s new girlfriend had a little shin-dig at her house, and then we walked their neighborhood begging for candy.
Has it ever seemed a little odd? Such a strange ritual, but so magical all at the same time.
I think the only time I would dare go door to door asking for some candy is if I was completely not myself.
I think I can only beg for candy when I don’t look like Andrea. It is a good thing I am witch tonight.
I enjoy being something totally different then who I really am. Cause I am never a witch.(wink wink) Don’t believe me? You should ask my hubby and kids, I am always on my best behavior. Especially when I am trying to get five people dressed for Halloween? Is that ever a stress for anyone else? I love the holiday, but the hard part is getting everyone ready for it.
It totally makes up for it when we are out on the streets with a whole bunch of people who are pretending to be something they are not.
Nana’s neighborhood was very busy this year. It made it even more magical.
We saw some crazy crazy characters.
Everyone has such a great imagination.
There is this one house in Nana’s neighborhood. The one house that my kids talk about all year long. It is always creepy, with scary looking monsters lurking about. Like a small haunted house. If you walk through, you always get a big candy bar so it is totally worth it.
This year they had a carnival theme with creepy clowns.
On our second trip back to the creepy house, we had taken a hay ride to get there. This time the clowns decided to jump on and ride with us. The kids are still talking about it.
I love Halloween.
I love everything about it, even the decorations.
I enjoyed taking pictures of some of the Halloween decorations that were out and about.
…and then I was sad yesterday as I took mine down.
I am already looking forward to putting up Christmas.
The kids made a haul in Halloween Candy.
Those darn tootsie rolls. I am having a hard time keeping my hands of off those.
witch which, I hope all my challenge doers had a great week. I lost 1.5.
I am putting down the Halloween Candy, and I am off to do some pilates.