Saturday, November 7, 2015

Halloween 2015

MC wanted to dress up as a frog for Halloween this year. I am somewhat crafty but can't sew, so when she rejected all of the pre-made costumes I showed her online, I was a little worried about how we were going to pull off a frog costume.

Luckily I found a seller on Etsy that had a knitted girly frog hat. We paired that with a green t-shirt and tutu, and voila! We had a froggie!

The photographer that took our family pictures earlier this year had a food drive this fall at her home studio. We donated food for the local food bank, and she took some pictures of MC in her Halloween costume. MC was way more interested in all of Ms. Alyson's interesting pets (turtles, rabbits, dogs) than in taking pictures, but we did get a couple of good pictures. Plus, Ms. Alyson had all of the donated food stacked up in her house, so it was a great visual representation for MC of how we can help those in need in our community. 

Our neighborhood is not great for trick-or-treating - the lots are big and the driveways are long so little legs can't make it to many houses before getting tired, so we had plans with friends to t-o-t in their neighborhood.

We have one little neighborhood friend that doesn't like to t-o-t but invited all of his neighborhood friends to stop by his house so he could hand out candy and see everyone's costumes. We met up with our next door neighbor to walk over together.

MC and R, who was dressed as Rapunzel. (And their random matching dragon toys.)

And then we headed over to our friends' house to eat pizza and head out for t-o-t once it got dark. Our friend's mom loves to carve pumpkins, so I got a shot of the girls in their costumes with her cool owl carved pumpkin.

MC and E, who was dressed as a Renaissance princess.

This was MC's first experience with t-o-t'ing, so we spent a lot of time talking about it and what to expect. We practiced that she was going to ring the door bell and say "Trick or Treat, give me something good to eat!" and get candy for her bucket and then say "Thank you, Happy Halloween!"

While we were out t-o-t'ing, she was a little hesitant about ringing the doorbell and didn't want to say anything, but E is a little more outgoing and was happy to take over those jobs! They had a great time and walked quite a long way collecting candy for their buckets. By the end of the evening, their buckets were full of candy and the girls were a tricky combination of tired and hyped on sugar, so Halloween 2015 was a success!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Cute! Sounds like success!