Saturday, November 1, 2008
I have to admit, Halloween has never been one of my favorite holidays, but its one of Shad's...so I play along.
I usually try to do it up right - I even MADE a costume for Alek when he was two. Yea, I know. I sewed and everything! Scary, huh?! ;>)
But this year we didn't have a dime to spare on storebought costumes, and there wasn't time to drag out the sewing machine, so we got creative.
We just pulled stuff out of our closets, and I think they turned out pretty good.
The kids seemed fine with their costume options, not saying a word about not having a store-bought costume this year. (Maddie's was a hand-me-down from the Nick baby era). I was pretty proud of them.
Maddie LOVED Halloween.
Shad said she told everyone 'love you too' when they would give her candy...and at several stops Alek had to keep her from grabbing the whole bowl. But by the end of the night she had the idea - all you have to do is walk up to the door, open your bag and say 'trrreeee', and you get candy.
For a four year old it doesn't get much better than that!
After they made the rounds in the neighborhood, the kids (and Shad) ran home, trapsed into the living room and dumped their loot on the floor.
'Whoa, what are you doing," I asked. 'You're not eating that all tonight!'
"Oh, no, Mom. It's time for a candy summit.'
'Ohhhh,' I said.
'This way we can make sure we all can have candy like.'
Now that's planning.