Halloween was a blustery, rainy day this year. I love that kind of weather so I didn't mind, and I think it fits in well with the creepy mysterious atmosphere of Halloween anyway.
I posted some of my favorite Halloween decorations from around my house on Instagram over the last few weeks, and I could take the time to make a cute collage of them for this blog post, but I don't feel like doing that, so these two pictures from my DSLR camera will have to suffice.
The rain made it necessary for the kids' school Halloween parades to be inside rather than outside, which was fine. Crowded, but fine.
This was Sam's parade at preschool. It was hard to get a good picture because the kids weren't in view for that long since it was inside. There he is in the orange shirt, blue hat, and Thomas costume, in between a little witch and Strawberry Shortcake. After the parade the kids sang some really cute Halloween songs. It was adorable. I love the sweet innocence of the preschool years.
I love this picture!
I couldn't resist taking a picture of this little girl in this cool owl costume. Incidentally, there's a girl behind her wearing the exact same costume as Sam. Go Thomas, defying the gender stereotypes!
Two hours later Sam and I went to John's parade. John refused to pose or smile for me (I think he was trying to ignore me!? That's not supposed to happen in 3rd grade!)...so the pictures aren't the best!
I thought this girl's costume was so creative. She's a gumball machine. I wish I'd gotten a picture of the front. It was a cool costume! That's why creative crafty people should make costumes and non-creative, non-crafty people like me should buy them. We contribute equally, me to the economy, and them to the imagination. Anyway....(This paragraph refuses to center and it's bugging me. What is there, a ghost haunting my post?!).
These are pre-trick-or-treating pictures of the kids before they left.
This one reflects Sam's excitement rather well!
He looked handsome in this train engineer's hat, which fit his head perfectly. (Rare for costume hats.)