Scenes From Halloween
November 4, 2008
Yes, most of those costumes probably look familiar. The little kids shop for their costumes in this great store called The Attic.
This costume has been worn every year since it was bought. In 1972. Or maybe it just feels like I have been looking at that long.
We discovered a few years ago that the easiest way to carve a pumpkin is to use a Skill saw. Honestly, if you don’t own one you should go out and buy one solely for your Jack o’ Lantern carving needs. This year the skill saw torch was mostly handed off to my oldest son.
He carved the pumpkins of the little kids to their specifications. He is such a good big brother.
I love how they all did more traditional jack o’lanterns this year.
This is the first year that no one has used the book of pumpkin carving templates, opting instead to do their own.
Miles decided at the last minute that he had to be Mickey Mouse. This is a costume he wore TWO years ago. I believe it is a size 24 months. It was stretched so tight that I could barely get the hood up onto his head. And after trick-or-treating was over he had a dent on his forehead where the elastic was pulled so tightly.
My daughter also picked out a too small costume. You can’t tell in this photo but the legs of the costume ended at her knees like knickers.
This was the first year that I didn’t drag a stroller around the neighborhood. Instead I dragged a three year old. A three year old who acted at times like he was on a forced death march rather than a casual stroll where he received candy every 30 feet. Oh, such torture.