Halloween this year was a lot of fun. Not only was I home and able to help take the girls trick-or-treating, but the girls are finally getting old enough to really enjoy the holiday as it was intended (and by that, I mean getting super-psyched about pumpkin carving, dressing up, and collecting your body’s weight in cavity-inducing candy).
The Color Princess designed our pumpkin this year, sketching it out on paper, and I transferred it to the oversized orange gourd and carved while the girls looked on in anticipation. They refused to help clean out the inside, though, which shows they’ve got their priorities straight.
Sunday afternoon, we all got decked out in our trick-or-treating costumes and headed over to Brian and Kim’s place, where we marshaled the troops for photo ops and pre-candy instructions.
The CP wanted to be a fairy, and the Bean dressed up in the hand-me-down cow costume. They both were ADORABLE!
Dee “dressed up” too, but she decided to keep it low key. She looked cute in recycled ears from the CP’s last costume, though!
Of course, as promised, I went as Cap’n Tightpants, the gay pirate. (You know you were waiting for this picture!)
We also had a few resident superheroes join us for the festivities:
And that fateful first meeting of the individuals that would one day form the Justice League occurred:
All in all, we had quite a few people ready to go trick-or-treating in our crew:
The actual trick-or-treating was fun, but exhausting for all involved parties. I helped walk the Bean to most of the doors, and she very quickly grew tired of holding her bucket in between houses (I don’t blame her, she had about 20 pounds of candy in it!) We walked until it was apparent everyone was ready to head home, so we finished the loop around the neighborhood with a few final houses, and headed back to stretch out on a blanket on the grass and inspect the candy haul.
All-in-all, the girls (and their parents) had a lot of fun this year. I won’t go as far as to say “I can’t wait until next year”, but I’m sure by the time next October rolls around, I’ll be looking forward to a repeat performance. (But maybe I’ll leave the striped tight-pants at home, next time.)