Since Samantha has moved on to junior high, our Halloween morning was slightly less stressful than usual, since there was no major masterpiece to pull off. Just getting costumes on the 3 little kids. The morning started out at the elementary school parade. Amelia was a flamenco dancer. Easy-peasy - especially with the borrowed costume.
And Duffy made a perfect little Hermione.
I stopped in at the girls' respective class parties.
The second graders were fascinated with the green goo that this mad scientist made with them.
I stuck around as long as I could, then it was off to the preschool parade and party to watch my little ninja. (Or as Peter would say it, Ninjer.)
They did the Monster Mash and a couple of other songs for us to watch.
Then finally, we made it to the end of the school day. Even though Samantha didn't get to wear a costume to school, she was not ready to give up on trick or treating. So here she is in this year's costume - as a bunch of grapes.
Amelia, once again, as the flamenco dancer.
And Megan as Hermione. (It looks like she got a little help with make-up from Amelia.)
And Peter as a ninja. (Still working on the concept of the proper use of nunchucks.)
Shawn was having a hard time deciding between Captain America and
being a ninja, but when he realized Peter had already chosen to be a ninja, it swayed his vote a little bit. (That and the fact that it is well known around here that I like Captain America.)
Jonas and I were lame as usual, and didn't dress up. I did wear my super fancy skeleton earrings and shirt, though. So that totally counts.
All ready to head out on the trick or treating circuit in our awesome neighborhood. Cheesy nachos, popcorn and a movie, stuffed animals, full size candy bars, homemade doughnuts, and a full-on castle set await them... (We've been watching it be built for the past several weeks.)
Captain America found his friend Super Gonzo down the street.
It was a very successful Halloween as usual, made all the better by the fact that the kids don't have school tomorrow! I wish we could plan it that way every year.