First, the kids are a little bit older. While free candy will draw even adults out to trick-or-treat (yes. We had a mom come to our door. With her child, but also with her own bag. Weird.), getting all dressed up and tromping through the neighborhood sounded exhausting for some reason. The novelty is definitely wearing off. Secondly, we skipped the churches annual Fall Festival for the first time in the seven or eight years that we've been going to this church. I had a photo session scheduled for that night, so we decided to skip the annual tradition this year. Third, we didn't have costumes figured out. The Little Man picked his costume out the year before at the Halloween clearance sale. Somehow, that made me forget all about getting The Girl a costume. Needless to say, she wouldn't have had a costume had it not been for school. They were allowed to wear their costumes to school today for Halloween, and then had a little parade with some trunk or treating at the end of the day. Well, there was no way she was going to miss that! So at 7:00 the last night, we rushed to pick some supplies up for a costume. So, you see, I'm just not into Halloween this year.
I did finally get my act together, and I'm glad I did. As usual, the kids had a great time at school and trick-or-treating. Here are some pics:
Some Instagram goodness of the kids carving pumpkins a couple of nights ago:
|This year we let The Girl carve her own pumpkin. She did great!|
My boy as Jengo Fet...at least that's how I think you spell it. It's a character from Star Wars:
Here they are the night before:
Missy Franklin showing off her medal:
This is Missy's "Seriously, I'm about to take the block" look. It cracks me up:
Some Jengo Fett:
|Can you tell The Little Man grew more than we had expected in the last year since we bought the costume?|
He was so mad at me for making him take pictures before he could go trick-or-treating. Can you tell?
Here, The Hubs, snuck up behind me and was trying to force a smile. Can't you just hear him saying, "Come on, DAD! Stop being so silly!"
So, not too spooky of a night. Lots of candy and lots of smiles. I'm so glad I got out of my funk, just in time!