Ryan and the baby and I were a trio:
Did you guess? A lion, a witch, and a wardrobe. (The green face was a last-minute idea I thought the kids would like or we might have gone theWizard of Oz route.) When I came out dressed to go Ryan looked me over and asked jokingly, "What happened to a sexy witch?" (since that's the take on every costume in Miami). "Yeah," I said, "Cause this is definitely not it." And while I did make for a really ugly witch, Ryan was sure the cutest little wardrobe out there. (I sort of gave him an ultimatum that he dress up this year or else....) I did get multiple compliments on my wig, however. (Which sadly, was just my own hair and took all of about 2 minutes to get that way.)
If you can differentiate from the messy table we have - Pirate/Captain Jack Sparrow (Ashton); Bumblebee Transformer (Phoenix); and Spiderman (Cash):
Frankly the baby didn't seem all too smitten with Halloween for the most part.
I think we managed to capture probably the one smile on camera.
Ashton at the bean bag toss at the ward party:
We stopped in at Ryan's work:
And I even managed to throw in another Halloween party.
Cute pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin that Betsey brought:
Raising their hands for who wants to eat ghost poop :)
And alright, while this looks like we're doing a seance or something, I actually included a new little activity this time on my homemade light table that was pretty fun. We used witches wands (glow sticks) to make magic bubbling witches potions (vinegar + food coloring + baking soda). They actually really liked it.
I even had a pretty good collection of Halloween lanterns I'd made by the end of the month:
And I made a plethora of spiders to hand out for the whole two trick-or-treaters that came to our door.
But let's be honest here. The reality of the season was I was a little Halloweened out by the time the 31st rolled around, the weather on Halloween was yucky, trick-or-treating here was lame (the boys went for like an hour and only found 4 houses giving out candy), the baby hated his lion grass:
Captain Jack hated his hair -
it took bribery and possibly a few threats to get him to wear it, it was so much effort getting everyone ready I remembered why I've never dressed up myself before, it rained during the ward trunk-or-treat and the kids had to fight a madhouse of teenagers to get some candy inside the over-crowded building, I had to walk around our building planting candy on people so our kids could flippin trick-or-treat on Halloween, and we didn't get any cute Halloween-setting pictures in costumes (the baby's costume is still sitting out waiting to be put back on for a cute photo shoot. Should probably just scratch that idea at this point).
Oh well, I still have good memories. And now can move on to some real holidays. Like my birthday.