I haven’t done a personal photo shoot in a long time, hardly done much more than edit a personal photo once a week, but there is something about Halloween. I love pictures of people in costume. After T1’s preschool parade we came home and took pictures in the front yard. My mom took over the costume duties for the kids (I think it will be a nice tradition, and a way for them to bond with her from so far away) and their costumes were entirely her doing. T1 was Thomas the Tank Engine and T2 was a “Boo Monster”. My mom gave me a cream dress a few months ago, and I’ve been wanting to wear it so I threw a shawl over it and went as a bride.
T1 took these two. I told him to take a bunch in a row and Spray-n-Pray. Afterward he said to me “I’m real good at praying Ma.”
Once it was dark we walked around the neighborhood, joining in with a group of our neighbors for a few houses. Then T1 made me realize the mistake I had made – not doing an official bathroom trip before we left. We walked/ran home and cleaned up, then took our bowl of mini flashlights (a really well-received non-candy option!) outside and welcomed some trick-or-treaters. I think T1 liked giving stuff out to other kids more than he liked collecting candy for himself. I sat on the porch with T2, and he stood in the front yard screaming “Friends! Trick-or-treats! We have trick-or-treats here friends!”
We called it a night when That Husband arrived home from the airport. I’m bummed that he couldn’t be home just a little bit earlier that night. Next year Halloween is on Friday so we can all be together. Maybe we’ll go all out and do a family themed costume!