First, the costumes. Pickle was a butterfly.
Actually, she had two costumes because I had bought another one, then found the butterfly which I thought was cuter. This was the original one: Scary Fairy.
Here's one more cute butterfly pic:
Gooser was--big surprise--Batman!!! But actually, it was a surprise, because he thought he was going to wear his regular old Batman costume that he wears every single day of his life, but I had secretly bought him The "Dark Knight" Batman and presented to to him on Halloween. He was SO excited!
Patrick was a fat clown. This is a cool costume that has a fan in it, so it puffs up!
And Teddy was an evil clown--all blood-splattered! You can't really tell in this pic--but I glued all kinds of bugs to his wig. I guess the love of clowns is in the genes!!
Andy was a gorilla. Poor kid was so hot--it was a pretty mild day.
Here's a group shot.
And a group shot gone wrong.
Trick or treating action shot! I thought Pickle would just stay in the stroller,but she wanted to be in on the candy--which meant I had to walk up to every house with her (lots of steps!) and was one of the reasons I was so exhausted last night. She had a great time though and I got a workout!
Here's Gooser and his cousin posing in front of a scary display--there was a fog machine for extra scariness!
Two clowns on a rock.
Gooser and his "girlfriend." He announced the other day that he wants to marry her "when he's a grown-up."
Teddy de-clowned and with his booty.
And, because it isn't enough work running ourselves ragged all day getting the kids into their costumes and trick-or-treating, my sister and I always have a party!It was good--we made a big pot of chili with lots of toppings: corn chips, sour cream, cheese, onions and oyster crackers. Plus we had my "famous"artichoke dip, the inevitable Lil' Smokies, fun little puffy hors d'oeuvres, cornbread muffins and chips and stuff.
Then, the piece de resistance: The Kitty Litter Cake from Noble Pig!
This cake was tons of fun to make and if your kids are into grossness--I highly recommend it! I loved crumbling up the cakes and my sister and I were laughing hysterically while making the cat poo out of Tootsie Rolls! Plus it tasted great! And you have to serve it with a pooper scooper!
Oh, and let's not forget my (also "famous") punch--Halloween edition!
My pumpkin ate too much of this:
And got sick!
Here's a nighttime shot:
And another creepy night picture:
I'll end on a cuter note--one more of Pickle!
And the final candy count:
Patrick--366 (he weighed his candy bag--13 pounds!!)