Happy Belated Halloween!
I hope you all had as much spooky fun as we did. This was a great year for Halloween. Because of Halloween being on a Friday, we got invited to five parties this year, but we only made two of them, one for kids on Thursday and one for the whole family on Friday.
My girls were very into costumes. Isabella was a nerd, complete with bandaid-repaired glasses, and Sophia was a bride at school and did her own makeup in the evening to transform herself into a zombie bride. We tore up the dress and veil, rubbed it in the dirt and sprayed it with some green hairspray. Zack was going to be a mad scientist, but decided at the last minute to be a football fan with some gear he already had in the closet. That meant I got to be the scientist, complete with safety glasses and beakers full of jello.
We headed out to my friend Lisa’s house at 6:00 with chile and cheese cornbread in tow. She had the best spread. She made homemade chili with all the fixings, and everyone else brought a dish. I hadn’t known she was making chili, but the cornbread turned out to be the perfect side dish to bring.
After eating, some of us headed out with the kids for trick-or-treating. This is the neighborhood we used to live in, and it is Halloween central. My friend Ellie blogged about it with great daytime photos last week, and here are some night time shots of some of the same places. The storm trooper house was tons of fun, and the house with their own mad scientist does it up really big every year with lots of people in scary costumes to frighten the kids.
Speaking of frightening the kids, Nick showed up late. He was supposed to wear something else, but he found this creepy costume at Big Lots on the way home. He scared the heck out of my older two (which he thought was hilarious), but Sophia took one look at him and said calmly, “Hi, Daddy.” She’s been boasting of her bravery ever since.
At the end of the evening, Lisa strung a sheet up in the back yard to show The Nightmare Before Christmas, everyone’s favorite Halloween movie. Halloween is always fun in our town, but this one was the best in a long time.