When Brenna was tiny I was very idealistic about Halloween. I saw it as a little microcosm of life– that she could be anything she wanted, and I would help her get there. Silly, I know, but the dressing up and making was so much fun. As each new child has entered our family that whole idealism has, well, gone out the window. Now it is a last minute scramble to get the costumes decided on and all the stuff gathered up. Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas on my kids’ list of favorite holidays. At least once a day, ALL YEAR LONG, Logan tells me what he’s going to be for the next Halloween. I guess there is some magic in the thought that he really can transform himself into anything he wants. This year he settled on being a pirate:
Jonah was an alien:
Brenna was leopard:
Then there was Buzz– which has been Ian’s everyday uniform on most days lately:
And for the third time we had a little dinosaur. I made this hood and tail when Jonah was a baby. Logan was only 3 months old his first Halloween, so he was too little to wear it, but Ian did, and now Hunter:
(Barry took these pictures in the church parking lot during our Trunk-or-Treat.)
The only sewing I did this year was make Brenna a tail and ears to pin on to her sweats– the rest was just paint and hairspray and a good dig through the dress-up and recycling bins.
We lit our Jack-0-Lanterns and did a little Trick-or Treating around the neighborhood too.