We went to the grocery store last Saturday and they had all their Halloween stuff out, including the life-sized ghouls and mummy's that start moving around and talking to you when you pass by. I wondered what my brave Boo would think of it. We walked by and the figure did his thing, and she said, "That's Sair-Key(scary), mommy. I don't like that guy."
I love Halloween. When I lived at home post-graduation, I really got into it, since I had lots of money and time on my hands. I went to the pumpkin patch and bought THE HUGEST pumpkin I could possibly find. You know the kind you see at the county fair? All ugly, misshapen, but HUGE!? It was lots of fun. My siblings were in heaven - they couldn't believe it. We had to carve it with a saw. Tim designed the jack-o-lantern (I wish I had a digital picture to share, or a scanner). It was the talk of the neighborhood.
Our first Halloween with Boo, we dressed her up as a flower:
I might mention that JB firmly believes in doing home-made costumes. This limits me, since I can't sew (one of my greatest life regrets). I thought I did a pretty good job with the felt leaves and the petal hat (can you see the staples?).
The next year we decided on a family theme and dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother and the Wolf. Don't you just LOVE the hair that JB glued to his hands? He's a crack-up.
Then last year, we got the stomach flu. It was miserable, and lasted for the entire week. We were confined to the house, and passed candy through a little crack in the door, so as not to contaminate the trick-or-treaters. The best I could do was to go out and buy Halloween t-shirts at Old Navy for the kids. Tip: if you go to Old Navy the day of Halloween, you can buy all their stuff for 75% off.
So, that brings us to this year. Any ideas on what we can be as a family four-some? Preferably a theme, hopefully something I can make myself or purchase inexpensively.
*I just realized that Boo looks totally unhappy in all of these photos. Haha. "It's fun!"