The sweetest halloween. We aren’t huge halloween people, but children do love to dress up and to go door-to-door asking for candy, so we allow it. I never want to spend much (or anything) on costumes but I did buy noah’s costume (second hand), which he really loved, though I had tried hard to convince him to be a lumber jack so we could have a woodland theme (with Phoebe being a wood fairy). I knitted a little mushroom cap and neck piece for Wren and a fox bonnet for Philippa from scrap yarn. Phoebe put her own costume together and when she was looking at pictures with me she said, “Oh I really did look beautiful.” I thought that was so precious, and I hope she always thinks that when she sees pictures of herself.
Wren was an absolute hoot to trick-or-treat with. Every other time I’ve put the hat on her she has pulled it off but she this time she must have gathered that it was dress-up and she totally loved it. She wanted to run up to the houses just like the big kids and she would eagerly yell out some form of “trick-or-treat,” and happily wave “bye” and say “dee-doo” (thank you) for candy. She loved having her own “basket” to carry and didn’t want any help. Though heavy rains and thunderstorms were forecasted we had clear weather and it got pretty cold by the end of the evening. We don’t keep any of the candy we gather, Brandon ends up taking it to work, and I trade it out for the kids with candy and chocolate from the health food store that is certified GF and such. They don’t mind a bit and are good sports about it.
Now, we are into November, and what a beautiful start to the month it has been. I hope you all had a safe, fun and happy Halloween.