Well, this was the first Halloween we actually had on Halloween here. Back in 2011 we had no power for 9 days. In 2012 there was Hurricane Sandy.... so this was a big year for us!
The girls chose to be Mary and Laura. But don't ask them which was which since they couldn't agree. So they were both just "mary and laura"
I found the costumes on line but had to sew them both a bit... and Abigail's more than just a bit. Can ya tell? It was like ten sizes too big!
We did this little photo shoot at a nearby farm. I just had to, right?
And then on Halloween before school I had a little card and a little gift for them (just a little tin of chapsticks)
So then off to school they went. Anna didn't get to wear her costume but she did have a fun field trip that day. Abigail got to wear her costume and as I was getting them out the door that morning I pulled out this coat, perfect!
Man, am I going to miss this coat when it doesn't fit her soon. Love this coat!
All lined up and ready for school; prairie school that is! Now that would have been fun!
After school we headed straight to my parents house. I wrote all about that back here.
And then on to trick or treating here at home.
It was warm, unseasonably warm and it felt like magic. Maybe because we hadn't had Halloween in three years in our own neighborhood. Everyone was out. There was a buzz of child chatter and the crunch of leaves.
We're not candy crazy. So only a few houses for us.
And when Abigail came in she gave us all of her candy and traded it in (she's allergic to everything except some and only some lollipops) for "princess pets". I was so proud of her going from house to house saying, "I hope I get a lot of allergic so my present will be really great!" We kept telling her that the more allergic she got the bigger her gift would be. (of course it was already all picked out and bought)
Happy as can be!
Next morning I tore down everything jackolanternish, left up the fall that didn't have a trace of Halloween and took out all of the turkeys.
It's Thanksgiving time... hooray!