We had a few nights left in Biloxi where we were able to light up our jack-o-lantern before we donated him to the neighbor and headed on our journey across the country home. Ace was very excited to see the pumpkin lit on the nights we remembered to do so.
Their costumes were proving to be tricky - we didn't want to carry anything large or bulky in the already overstuffed vehicle, and not knowing if we'd be home in time for Halloween also precluded us from mailing costumes directly to the house at our arrival destination. So I found a solution of some matching skeleton fun for the kids. Basically glow in the dark pjs. :) Which they wore on Saturday to a party.
However, after that afternoon party it was clear that neither of those costumes would cut it on the crisp night in the NW. They would have been completely bundled and nothing would have been seen! I had already broke down found a cute monkey costume that did make the cross country trip with us for Mae. I just couldn't resist! The baby costumes are just so darling! So I knew I needed to find something for Ace. So on Halloween we headed to Target to hunt for something festive and there it was a size medium (way too big) Incredibles costume. He wanted nothing more - so we made it work with a few tucks, rolls, and binder clips. :) The sun began to set and the kids got ready! Ace was very excited for trick or treating!
|"Protecting my identity is the most important part, mom" Well ok then!|
|I added a festive Halloween bow to Mae's monkey costume for a girlie touch!|
|We kept telling him he could yell 'Trick or Treat!' and he said "I like to say it really quietly..."|
|Mae only got to enjoy the outside wrapper of the candy this year... but enjoy it she did!|