Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! We sure did!


As many of you know, I find it's my motherly duty every year to make the kids' Halloween costumes, and every year I pray they don't ask for something outside of my skill set!  Chloe wanted to be a horse (doable), and Chase wanted to be a werewolf, which was a little tougher.  I managed, though!




Chloe ended up winning a costume contest for her age group at Chase's school's fall festival, which was pretty cool.

I also made my own costume this year.  With my limited budget I decided to be a "bag lady" and make my costume out of bags I already had at home.  I started with this:


...and ended with this:


...complete with a bag headband and bag earrings...


...and little bags on my shoes!


That costume made it through three parties.  I was pretty impressed!  I also went to the House of Torment with my friend Leticia.  It was amazing!  It was scary, but also really impressive from a production standpoint.  I met a cute guy there, too:


Ha!

The kids and I also made some fun chocolatey skeleton finger treats this week:



... and carved pumpkins, of course!


We bought our pumpkins late (October 29th) and got these huge ones for just $5 each!  Can't beat it!  The kids hate touching the "guts," but they did OK:


All in all, they had a fun time:



As I was carving Chase's creation, Chloe was going to town with the sharpie on hers.  When I heard the big announcement, "Mom!  I'm ready for you to cut mine now!" I looked over to find this:


OK....  I may be talented, but I'm not that talented.  I asked her what her favorite parts were and she said the hearts.  So I did hearts:


Hey, it was late and I was tired, OK??  She was happy and that's all that matters... right?

Chase's was much more doable:


Happy Halloween!


P.S.  More photos are in our Photo Album if you're interested!

 

1 comment:

Sandy K. said...

What fun you are having with your kiddos, and vice versa. Enjoy these times, as they fly mightily away!