November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat!

I knew if I was ever to enjoy my kids with a cute Halloween theme, this was the year to do it. Surprisingly, it didn't go over too well, especially with the older two. In fact, I think they were ready to tie me to a chair and hide me in a closet. After forty hours of labor, I felt like I deserved this moment.

The Wizard of Oz was my decision. After all, we had the perfect number of kids - one girl and three boys. I was going to make all of the costumes. However, Wal-mart had a Dorothy with hair bows and sequins, so I was able to "sell" Pods on that one. And as more proof my theme was of divine inspiration, a local consignment sale happened to have both the lion and the tin man - in the perfect sizes and $10 each. What are the odds? I did end up making the scarecrow. They're supposed to look all scraggly, so that was pretty easy.

Let me just say that last night made the last three years of my life totally worth it! Every child wore their costume without any complaining. Big E had a little moment initially, but once he figured out there was candy involved, we never heard another peep. Dad was so proud, he took a picture at every house they went to. In fact, Big E started saying "cheese" instead of "trick or treat." They were great!

We ended the night having hamboogers and halloweeiners at a neighbors house. The kids sat out on hay bales and watched "The Great Pumpkin" on their garage door. What a fun night! I'm already thinking about next year...hmm...

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