Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love trying to think up creative costumes and then hunting down the pieces to make them all come together. As the kids have grown older sometimes more often than not their ideas will not align with mine anymore - but everything has a way of working out in the end.
We spent a Saturday evening pumpkin carving this year. The kids can all carve their own with minimal help from us. Hailey was the most into it. She was all about the extra pumpkin and the power tools.
After carving and photographs we all sat down to a not so scary movie - Close Encounters of the Third Kind. None of us had seen it before and it was really awesome to see Devil's Tower where we had visited over the summer featured prominently.
Hailey had a spooky themed choir concert but she didn't want her classmates to see her "actual" Halloween costume so we dug up the stuff out of the bin for a makeshift vampire. Cutest vampire I have ever seen.
For almost a year Evan has been talking about dressing up as David Pumpkins from the newish cult classic SNL skit. We ordered him a tee shirt, pumpkin suit and wig and he was good to go.
Hailey's costume turned out so cute and was so easy. We just ordered a striped shirt and the necessary money bag (she was dying to use it for candy) and the rest of the costume we had around the house.
Spencer wanted to be Jesus. We kind of went back and forth about letting him actually do it because we didn't know if it would seem offensive or not. He certainly didn't want to be offensive about it but people can be so touchy and quick to judge these days.
It finally came down to us thinking if people have no qualms about dressing like the devil why can't someone dress like Jesus? So I ordered him the robes and wig (though he really could have used his own hair) and he was a big hit.
On Halloween night, Evan's friend came home from school with him to trick or treat and we had the Brandon our neighbor to walk around with as well. The weather was really nice for trick or treating and then about an hour into it we had a random power outage that affected the whole neighborhood. Luckily Spencer had opted to stay home with the grandparents passing out candy so he could find flashlights and candles for them.
It was so perfectly spooky to walk around the dark, pumpkin lit up neighborhood to finish out the night.
It was a Halloween night to remember for sure!