Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween! Penelope wanted to be a tiger, but we found this leopard costume, and she loved it. I already feel like an elephant, so that worked. Somehow I came across this grey fabric at a thrift store. It is shiny grey on one side and felt-y grey on the other side–it screamed elephant and was $3 for about 2 yards of it. Totally meant to be. And Daddy is a safari man (pronounced "scary man" by Penny). Mainly because it was easy. Yes, I am lazy. If you recall from last year, I am a big fan of the family theme costume. I don't know how much longer we'll be able to keep it up though, as I doubt both kids will agree on themes at some point. Ah well. Here is a classic from several years back:
I let Penny go trick-or-treating to two houses. She got two pieces of chocolate and gobbled them both up. We also went trick-or-treating at Whole Foods last night. It was super cute–they set up samples in each department with Halloween-themed names like "franken-furters". She tried an organic weenie, caramel popcorn, a cheese puff, two kinds of cookies, a gummy star, and an organic lollipop. She is a huge fan of trick-or-treating. She's never really had candy (a lollipop once before) and rarely gets sweets, so it was an experience for sure. She is decidedly not a huge fan of people in big costumes. There was a boy in our neighborhood dressed as some kind of red mouse character–apparently it's some electronic or music character. I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but Penelope was terrified of him and started screaming and crying just by spotting him down the block. She hasn't stopped talking about the scary red mouse all evening. It was like the Easter Bunny and Santa all over again.
For our trick-or-treaters, I gave out Halloween pencils, erasers, and temporary tattoos. I figure they get enough candy, and with allergies and special diets, who knows what some kids can eat. The little kids tend to think it's pretty cool, but the big kids aren't generally fans. I had several teenagers show up sans costumes, so the trick was on them when I came to the door with a bucket of pencils!
Anyway, hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!