Halloween officially started with the Bartow Halloween parade, that I did not go to for the first time in 10 years. Too much going on for me, but luckily Davina had mercy on my children's poor souls and took them with her kids for me.
Here is living proof that Cindy once ate a piece of fruit.
The next day was the church Fall Festival, my fourth as Primary President and I would say that I think I finally figured out how to do things right! So, I guess it's time to be released? Isn't that how things work?
Let's see, what is a costume that is super cheap and super easy?
Oddly symmetrical grapes, yes, perfect.
The kid's pumpkins turned out great this year!!! (And not just because we got them pre-hollowed out and for FREE from the Middle School at McKeel.) Cindy went with the classic black cat and Luke had me really worried with this tiny, intricate design he drew by hand with thick black marker.
But you know what? I will shut my doubting pumpkin hole because he completely pulled it off!
Behold the Grumpster!
The kids are pretty good at knowing what they want to be for Halloween with at least some time for me to figure out how to pull it off, but Cindy left it down to the wire this year. Luke was easy. He knew he wanted to be The Flash, and after convincing him that I would somehow make it so the lightning bolts on his head did NOT look like bug antennae, he was happy as a clam with this Amazon special. Cindy was "Hyper Kyle" from the Studio C sketch but finding adult footie pajamas was not a good last minute plan. Thankfully Wal-Mart had something to work with and there wasn't really much left for me to do after that. I'll take it!
We Trick-or-Treated with our usual group over in the Bailey's neighborhood.
One quarter mile loop and we were done :)
Candy angel, anyone?
This had to be my favorite single piece of candy. Literally.