Thursday, November 01, 2012


Yesterday was such a big day - I swear my kids love Halloween almost as much as Christmas. The anticipation!! Physically I am not running on full steam these days, and yesterday totally wiped me. I felt like I had been hit by a truck when I collapsed on the couch at 8:30. But the day was a lot of fun.

Luke got the most attention for his costume. Everywhere we went, people ooohed and aaahed and the tiny Captain America. I only ended up with this costume because I was looking for Iron Man for David on craigslist and the lady had a whole bunch of costumes for $5 each. I got Iron Man in David's size and Captain America in Luke's.

So like I said, David wanted to be Iron Man, for months, until my mom showed up with this cutie Spiderman costume for him. So he decided to wear Spiderman to his school parade and Iron Man to trick or treat. Fair.

Katy really wanted to join the super hero club, and she researched several female super heros. Wonder Woman is still the coolest (but her costume isn't as easy to find because she isn't popular like in the Underoos days.) Here's Katy in her school parade.

At her school party, the timing of which caused no nap for Luke, which isn't the ideal scenario for trick or treating, but oh, well. I was completely relieved when another mom volunteered to be Party Mom (after a period of silence I thought I was going to have to do it or else there wouldn't be a party). But then Party Mom wasn't able to attend the party? So I ended up leading the first graders in a craft that I had not seen before or even had a sample of. Hopefully I fumbled through ok.

Friends Frank and Maggie (of Kate and Dave) joined us for trick or treating. David switched to Iron Man or else we would've had Spiderman twins. And Maggie was an adorable Little Red Riding Hood.

The hat, which made the costume, was never in quite the right place. Strangers were constantly trying to fix it so he could see, but it was pretty hopeless.

When I checked the forecast in the afternoon, it said 40 degrees and there was only a 10% chance of rain. But it rained, pretty steadily, for the 35 minutes that we lasted.   But everyone had a good time, so it was worth it. Maybe next year will be 70 and sunny?

1 comment:

Weed said...

Oh, that stinks that you had to lead the craft, but I'll bet the kids had a great time, no matter how it went! :)