Halloween was an easy, low-stress affair this year. Silas wore what was once baby Gibson's costume. Silas is the 5th child to wear it, so I'm pretty sure I got my money's worth with that one! Maya wore the same costume as last year. Purple fairy of course! I surprised her by picking up some purple hairspray at the store just an hour before we went out. I'm pretty sure it was the best day of her life. It's the little things! While I was there I also picked up a tiny kit of face pencils because I thought it would be fun. Gibson was still undecided on what he wanted to be as I mentioned, but had it narrowed down to ninja and pirate (apparently the recyclable materials idea went out the door). When he saw the face pencils he was suddenly inspired and wanted to be a vampire. So we turned his ninja shirt inside out, tied the red belt around his neck, and tied one of my black cardigans around for a cape. Thrown together at the last minute, and it was his favorite costume he's ever had. I'm actually not a big fan of scary costumes, but he was harmless. He is like the sweetest kid ever who just happens to love spooky things. It's pretty funny!
Here they are, empty bags ready for loot:
This is the only picture I could get of my wiggly monkey. He ooo ooo and aaa aaa'd all night long. I couldn't get over staring at his poofy belly and bottom. I kept walking behind him on purpose just to catch a glimpse of the cuteness!
The purple fairy:
She's getting so big!
And here he is in all his creepy glory:
He is trying so hard not to smile in this pic and I love it!
Am I the only Mom who almost got teary watching them run around to all of the houses?! I just loved watching them make wonderful memories together, use good manners, and most of all the big smiles that were on their faces all night long.
Now let's eat some candy.