Okay. Halloween. Glad it's over. I was a grumpy-grumpster all day long. I really tried to be a good sport, but it's just...hard for me.
So here are the oldest three when they went to their school's Halloween carnival a couple of weeks ago:
Dylan and Micah were...I don't know what to call them. Grim reaper guys, I guess? And Sadie was a Pink Skeleton. That's what the costume bag calls it. She wanted a pink wig, and Ben bought her one. And then she wanted hearts painted on her face. What hearts have to do with scary skeletons is beyond me:
When Halloween finally arrived, Ben went off to take his big architecture test and I sent the kiddos (except for sick Sadie) off to school. Micah came home proudly bearing a Frankenstein tattoo:
He's really into Halloween.
So then we went over to the office and took the kiddos around. Sadie decided her wig was too itchy and that the makeup was too big of a pain in the butt, so she went in her normal hair and face, which was fine with me. She still felt crummy, but the Call of the Candy was enough to get her off the couch and into a costume.
Oh, and Dylan said of this event: "Going through that spook alley was scarier than trick-or-treating at a terrorist's house." He's Mr. Simile. He told me at his taekwondo tournament that the floor felt like "walking on dry ice."
On our way home, we were hungry, so we stopped at Mickey D's. Ben gets a big kick out of giving people at the drive-through a creepy smile when he goes through on Halloween. This guy kept a pretty straight face:
A couple of hours later, our ward had a trunk-or-treat. My sis, Nat, and her kids joined us. Her son, Brock, had my favorite costume ever - Crazy Dave from Plants vs. Zombies:
This dude had an R2D2 robot thing that he drove around the parking lot, which the kids loved.
I'm telling ya. Weird, weird, weird.
THEN we went to my mom's house to celebrate her birthday. She wouldn't let me take her picture, the twit. So I took a picture of what Nat and I got her:
My parents have this creepy mask that they've had for like 25 years. Micah had fun trying it on: