I could have said it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but do we really need a Halloween versus Christmas battle on my blog? I think not.
Still. Halloween! FUN!!
We’ve been dressing up. A lot. So much, in fact, that I may just plop my witch’s hat on my head tonight and call it good.
He is NOT the grim reaper. He is OBVIOUSLY a demon executioner. Duh.
Last Friday night, the Very Large Company For Which Jason Works hosted its annual trick or treat time for the kids. Due to previously-mentioned releases, and related heightened security, not as many buildings were decorated or open for the kiddos, but they had fun going around where they could and collecting sugar.
Meow. Which is scarier – cat with claws or ninja?
We saw some great costumes. My personal favorite was the little girl in an inflatable Violet Beauregard As a Blueberry costume. Seriously!
Before the smoky eyes & other assorted make-up. Sadly, this is the best photo of me from that night. Scary.
Saturday evening, we attended a Halloween party, the boys in their same costumes, and Jason and I as witch and wizard. We got to know people – very nice people. It was fun. Also? More great costumes.
Blurry, but notable, pile of costumes that are so large on me I can’t wear them – WOOT!
Sunday morning, costumes were encouraged at church, for obvious reasons. (Well, obvious if you know the origins of costume-wearing at Halloween, and if you know Unitarian Universalist churches. So, yeah. Totally obvious.) I went back to the cat ears and make-up.
I went through a lot of eyeliner last weekend.
Random adorable pumpkin-choosing photo!
And, tonight? Oh, right. Tonight is the actual Halloween. We are, per usual, making chili (it is simmering on the stove) and driving to some friends’ house to share in their trick-or-treating. (Hauling said pot o’ chili with us.) We invited ourselves, having found last year to be a near dud for the sport in our neighborhood. We saw no one else out trick-or-treating. Sad!
Tomorrow? All Saints Day, I suppose. I prefer to call it All Sisters Day, as I’ll be hopping a flight to So Cal to see my sister! (And, while she’s working, meet up with a blogger or two, too.)
Be safe tonight, and if you’re in the Sandy-affected areas, I hope you find a fun way to celebrate amid the stress.