The kids posed for an official Halloween photo before we ran out the door. Michael was Captain Jack Sparrow. Sophie is a bumble bee, James is the banana, Joshua is Kip from Napoleon Dynamite, Anne is a dragon, and Luke is the clown. Anne had planned to be a butterfly all along. (The girls would both be going with the insect theme.) At the last minute she insisted she wear one of her brothers old Dragon outfits. Ryan tried to talk her out of it, but that is our Anne-very opinionated. She looked cute and stayed warm. I will have you know that the clown wig Luke is wearing was from my childhood. My mom used to wear it when she dressed as a witch for our class parties. She also made his outfit.
Here we are at the Neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat in the Church parking lot. It last for about 10 minutes and the older kids went around about 5 times and got a ton of candy. Sophie is like thinking, "This stinks, it is way too cold and I am not even getting any candy!"
I have to admit I saw the idea for this costume on another blog. It was a hit and perfect for Joshua. He had so much fun quoting Kip all night.
Michael looked so good, I wish I would have taken a picture of him earlier in the day to get the full effect.
Since we moved to Idaho it has become a tradition to go down to our cousins the Pollards neighborhood and meet up. We took a picture after they had made their way through the neighborhood. It was so cold! We then piled in the suburban and headed up the hill to hit a few more houses. They would all cheer if they went to a house that gave them a "FULL SIZE CANDY BAR!" Michael could not believe people were so nice to just give away, "FREE CANDY!" and he also was impressed that a few people we went to must have been "SO RICH" because they had a "REAL FLAG POLE in their yard!" It was a lot of fun.
Then the kids came home and did the usual-dump out their bags and compare their loot.
Some of Joshua's friends drove by and picked up Joshua so he went with them for most of the night. He was happy with their finds.
Even Sophie got in on the action, trying to get any candy she could get her hands on.
As a child I was always sad when Halloween was over, it meant 365 days until we got to do it all over again!