Monday, October 31, 2011
Trick or Treat!
I just was not into Halloween this year. I only made costumes because I was too cheap to buy them. And felt that I would be failing as a crafty mommy if I didn't. I feel like I have set expectations, especially after knitting three mermaid costumes last year. I'm sure people would understand me not going that far this year, but I had to do something.
So, after much debate and having the girls veto every cool idea I had, plus me realizing I didn't really want to sew Jem costumes or a gnome costume, we went with fairies. I just made some tutu dresses (basically long tutus pulled up to their armpits and cinched in at the waist), bought some wings and that's that. The tutu dresses were super fast, because I used the 6" spools of tulle.
I wasn't going to paint their faces, but Isabelle found the face paint from last year and insisted. She was my first attempt at making a butterfly.
Ummm... it didn't go so well. I offered to wash it off and start again once I figured it out, but she was completely happy looking like I shot her in the face with a paint ball gun.
The girls wanted their hair colored. Until I started actually spraying it and they realized how awful it smelled.
They would have been just fine without all the paint and color, and definitely easier to clean up afterwards. Which reminds me... I need to scrub the tub. It's pink.
The girls waved at everyone who drove past while we were waiting on Daddy to walk with us to my sister's house.
She only lives a few houses down and is always our first stop for Halloween. The girls insist.
That wasn't the first candy in their buckets this year, though. Our across the street neighbor came out while we started out down the road to give the girls some candy even though they don't pass out candy. I thought that was really sweet. We also hit a couple other houses on our way back home, which was a first. We don't go door-to-door usually. We loaded up after that and worked a couple "trunk or treats" at local churches. Their buckets are pretty full. We somehow managed to keep them from eating everything as soon as they got it.
And, up on my soapbox for a minute... I swear if my girls ever try to leave the house in a costume that barely covers their bottom when they are teenagers, I'll be the scariest thing they've ever seen on Halloween. We were at a church, for Pete's sake. You would think they'd have at least a little respect. I know it's "cool" to dress slutty for Halloween, I know I probably went overboard a time or two, but come on... at a church? Off my soapbox...
Anyway, now my kiddos are all scrubbed up, in bed (much later than normal - they are used to a 7:30 bedtime), and this Momma is wiped out. I hope all of you had a wonderful Halloween!