Monday, November 2, 2015

A Little Costume Re-Cap

In the past, I've had a few crying kids on hand at Halloween.  Fun for everyone, right?  Well, this year I decided to try to avoid that and let them pick out their own costumes.  All the boys wanted to be Captain Hook after Peter said that's what he wanted to be.  So, they then asked if Sophie could be Tinkerbell.

If you've read this blog very long, you know I don't sew.  I would love to know how, but I've never taken the time to do it.  And, even if I did know how, knowing myself, I'd probably still order my kids' costumes.  My mom, on the other hand, made the best costumes for us growing up.  We were the three bears once.  Tweety Bird and Sylverster one year.  I even had years when I asked to be something really outlandish and she pulled it off (A can of coke??  A crayon.  Weird, I know).

So, we found some costumes, and for the first time ever, everyone was thrilled to go trick-or-treating. Peter was in character.

Sophie was a little disgusted with them at times, ha!
And, she wanted to do everything by herself...crying as we left every house.
We actually started the festivities for the week at a Church festival.  It was all fun and games until John Paul saw the scary "wolf costumer" (wolf costume).  Needless to say some screaming ensued.

Saturday, we decided to join with a family and make the most of Bigfoot for the community trick-or-treating!

After each home visit, I think the kids tried to consume every piece of candy in their buckets before we knocked on the next door.  To say it was a bit loud/crazy is an understatement!  They kept us laughing for sure.

Our friends' kids were a family from the fifties, and they nailed it!  The boys were trying to crawl over the fence to see if the bush could hold them up.
John Paul was trying to "sword" something.
And, we let them run off a bit of energy everywhere we went, after they asked for home tours almost everywhere (or if the people handed out drinks as well as candy).  Curious kids.
I didn't end up getting a group photo, but these kiddos had the best time being together!  So did the parents!

We ended with an All Saints Day celebration the next day (and as you can probably tell, one little guy did not want to be in this costume).

 I'd have to say it was our best Halloween weekend yet! 


  1. I love their Captain Hook costumes!
    I wish we have an all saints day celeb in our parish -- the 2nd graders dress up but that's pretty much it for the school...

    link up with us!

  2. Gahhhhhh! This is THE cutest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of it.

  3. The Captain Hook and tinker bell costumes are awesome!! And I love the pictures with father!! So good.

  4. Great Halloween costume ideas (yours and your family's friends)! And what adorable, little saints :) Don't you find both costumes overwhelming? I do. This year, we didn't dress up for our outdoor party. Miss C was sad, but got over it with a couple of cupcakes ;) Maybe next year we will try two again.