For the church party we all dressed as characters from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. No, my kids haven't seen the movie, but we own the Lego game on XBOX and my son has some of the Lego pieces. So he was going as Jones and we saw this gorgeous Asian outfit for Munchkin ($5!!) to dress as Willie (the singer) and the rest fell into place.
For the actual Halloween the girls changed their costumes.
Munchkin wore some dress ups from her box. It's a red riding hood costume, but she insists she was a red witch. Tumbleweed was a pumpkin. By the way, we grew most of those pumpkins. Fun huh?
So CUTE! I know all mothers think their kids are adorable, but, seriously, look at those eyes!
Tearing down the sidewalk.
We went trick or treating as a family for the first little bit which was a lot of fun. Tumbleweed can only handle one block then we went home and handed out candy. Halloween has traditionally been my favorite holiday, but I'm getting more scroogy about it. I had a number of teenagers (some not even wearing costumes) and less than half the kids said thank you. I'm so tired of the entitlement attitude. Plus, someone stole the candy bowl I left out!
My attitude was improved when the neighbors across the street invited us over for stew and suggested trying to start a block party on Halloween instead. I know I took pictures of Munchkin dancing, but I cannot find them anywhere :( They must have been lost in last week's computer crash :( At any rate, we all agreed to learn the moves for Thriller for next year and I'm looking forward to it. I'd rather spend it with friends than getting sulky over ungrateful teens :)
I'm also tired of the sugar. I still haven't beaten the sugar addiction I developed over Christmas last year and I am seeing how having it around the house affects the kids. So we decided as a family to limit our sugar. We let the kids each keep 5 pieces of candy and gave the rest to their favorite babysitter. We also decided to throw out cakes and treats after the holiday/birthday is over. I've gotten over thinking it's wasteful. It's not wasteful if it has no nutritional value. Hope we can make this last!