Halloween came a day early to our house. The high school and middle school in our district allow their students to get dressed up for school. The elementary school doesn't. I, personally, think it's a horrible policy. I remember dressing up and parading around the school and even in front of the school if the weather permitted. Now, my son's class doesn't even have a Halloween party. Times have certainly changed. They do, however, have a Masquerade Ball at the elementary school tonite. Son #3 wants to attend for the first time and we're going to have to juggle our schedules to make this happen. Son #1 has what could be his last football game of the season tonite and I don't want to miss it. Hubby kindly volunteered to take #3 to the ball and then meet son #2 and I at the football game later on. I can't believe we're adding a #4 to the mix!!! :)
Anyhoo . . . this is what our house looked like this morning. Connor wanted to be an old lady so he bought a wig, a pair of pearls, borrowed my MIL's walker and I bought a housecoat for him. You should have seen my husband trying on housecoats in Sears yesterday to see if they would fit Connor. I literally almost wet my pants with laughter!! I told him that it was definitely true love when you tried on housecoats to make your wife happy!!
This granny is 6 foot 2 and weighs 240 lbs. Her boobs are made of bubble wrap.
I had to get a shot of the bun . . .
and of how his shorts hung below his housecoat.
He even borrowed my husband's slippers and a straw purse I picked up in Turks and Caicos. He had a lipstick and compact in his purse because what Granny would be caught without a lipstick and compact? All his own idea, I swear!!!
I told him to go easy on the lipstick because I don't want him playing on the offensive line tonite with pink lipstick stain on his lips. I never thought I would ever hear those words come out of my mouth!! : )
Son #2 was a container of mustard. His friend that is in most of his classes is dressing up as a hot dog. I hope to get a picture of the two of them together later on. I was able to get a picture of his friend, Dylan, who knocked on our door this morning looking like this . . .
Needless to say, this didn't go over very well with our two dogs!!
Just another day in our life!!
And last nite, we carved our pumpkins. It was nice because the whole family actually got involved.
Trevor striking a pose while Brendan gets the "Shmutz" (as he calls it) out of his pumpkin.
Brendan drew his own design this year and Connor helped him draw it onto his pumpkin. I cut it out so it was definitely a group effort this year. I haven't carved a pumpkin in a couple of years and I forgot how much I liked doing it. Judging by the huge hug and kiss and "Great job, Mom" that I got from Brendan, I did a pretty good job. : )
And here are the finished products . . .
From our house to yours, we hope you have a safe and SPOOKtacular Halloween!!
Many blessings ~ Wendy