halloween pt 2. kids are tireless when it comes to candy

November 1, 2010 |  Category:   holidays

They actually didn’t eat much candy last night – give them a lollipop and they’re good for awhile, but the kids are tireless about trick or treating. We let them lead the way, weaving in and out of blocks, but the adults were tired. And cold. Did I mention that it’s finally cold and feeling like October November (OMG).

Mia kept asking me why we didn’t get dressed up and I didn’t have a good answer for her, so Mark and I thought about last minute costumes we could throw together the night before. We decided that he should put on a suit and go as Corporate Guy or The Man or the IRS or the Men in Black (fill in your own here), but we’d thought it would be funny since no one has ever seen Mark in a suit before except for the family. He even had to look up how to tie a tie on the internet, that’s how bad it is. I tried to pull something together with the bat wings I made Mia a few years ago, but it didn’t quite work the way I saw it in my head (also, I am not a child, and I made it to fit a child, duh) so I remain the lame one without a costume.

I’m glad another Halloween has passed us, but you do know what this means, don’t you? It’s officially the holiday season. It used to be that Christmas wasn’t pushed on us till after Thanksgiving, but all that has changed, of course. We’ll be seeing visions of sugar plum fairies soon enough.

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  • Janet Rhoads November 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Happy Halloween! The next time you need a last minute costume, just safety pin a bunch of socks and boxer shorts and smaller clothes items to your regular clothes and you are “Static Cling”. 😉

  • Sue November 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I absolutely adore your man in black! I’ll bet you’re impressed with the transformation, huh? (I guessed MIB, not IRS guy)

  • mari November 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    The girls’ costumes turned out wonderfully! I love Mia’s red coat and the gray one she wore in previous photos. Mark looks sharp in his suit; I can’t tell at all that his tie required instructions from the internet!

  • pamela November 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    love the costumes! and love those boots too…

  • Jenna November 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Janet, oh, I’ve heard about the static cling one. It’s a great idea and I’ll have to remember it!

  • Kitty November 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Haha I first thought Mark was MIB then thought about Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    I like Mia’s boots!

  • JWK November 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Fa la la!

  • Cath W November 2, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Fab. Halloween is somewhat more restrained here in the UK. And I think Mark looks like Nick Cave in the snazzy suit.