Alternative title for this post: MOM, STOP CALLING ME ASKING WHY I HAVEN'T POSTED TRICK-OR-TREAT PHOTOS YET.
Here you go.
So, besides training a new puppy (who is very slowly learning that shitting in my living room is not okay) and photographing and editing thousands of family photos for other people and making lots of phone calls to our insurance company after last week's wind storm that ripped apart a sizable section of shingles from our roof, I also had 2 Halloween costumes to make before the weekend.
As much as I like to make fun of my mom here on MY blog, and as much as she drives me crazy (love you, Mom!), I always appreciate that she took the time to make Halloween costumes for us when we were kids. As Halloween would approach, she would stay up all hours of the night at the sewing machine and ironing board making sure that our costumes were ready for the big day. I have carried on the same tradition with my kids. Well, the stressing about it and staying up all hours of the night to finish part, at least. The fabric I ordered for Binny's pumpkin costume came 1 day before the Halloween parties at school, which left me very little time to make my own pattern and sew it all together. Also, I thought I ordered two yards of the orange corduroy but turns out I only ordered one. That would be why Binny is wearing her Arctic Cat snowmobile hat instead of a cute pumpkin stem hat. I just barely had enough for the pumpkin itself!
Mae's ghost costume required very little effort as far as assembly went, just a few seams and an easy hood. Putting the damn thing on proved to be more of a challenge since it seemed to keep getting smaller even after I added extra inches for seam allowance and warm weather clothing underneath.
We went Trick-or-Treating with the same bunch as last year, and this time the little frog was big enough to participate and walked the whole way unassisted with a firm grip on his candy bucket.
Even Flash got into the Halloween spirit and dressed up in a last minute costume put together by the Gardener.