Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Wrap Up

I swear, Halloween is the most stressful holiday of them all!  I love it.  It's my favorite, by far.  But it is also the most activity intensive for a mother with young kids because there are pumpkins to pick out and then carve (meaning I scoop out all the guts, they draw the face on, and then I do all the carving), class parties, costumes to pick, order, return when they change their mind and then reorder with express shipping, then tune up when they arrive to meet my children's exact specifications, trunk or treats to cook for and then attend,  make up to do, neighbors to "boo," miles of trick or treating to walk, and then, oh yeah, as an afterthought, it's my husband's birthday!  Poor guy.  He always gets the shaft.  So even though I adore Halloween, I have to admit I always breathe a BIG sigh of relief when November 1st dawns.

So here are the costumes for this year...

Sticking with the big cat theme from last year, Daphne was a leopard.  She wanted to be Marseline from Adventure Time, but once she found out she'd have to wear boots, that was off the table immediately.  Too bad.  It would have been so cool.

Trunk Or Treat Version...
 

School Version....

 
(The Trick or Treat version featured no face make-up at all!  She was totally sick of it by then.  Thanks a lot, pre-Halloween festivities!)



Beck was the Gold Power Ranger, otherwise known as the Hot Power Ranger, Antonio.

Oh wait, I guess you want to see Beck.  Fine.

The No-Masks-Allowed-At-School version...


The Wore-His-Mask-But-Mostly-On-The -Top-Of-His-Head-So-He -Could-Actually-See version...



Pippa was an angel.  Not behaviorally, just in costume.  I had picked out a really cute pig costume, but then I decided she could just wear Daphne's butterfly one from that age.  But then Big Daddy said that was lame, so I went to order the pig, but it was all sold out.  As were the other 15 choices on my list.  So we ended up with the angel, the only thing in her size NOT sold out the week before Halloween.  It turned out pretty cute, execept that she wouldn't hold still long enough for me to get a good shot!  Some angel.






 

This one isn't too bad, but the backdrop leaves something to be desired...

 Ah, finally.  Decent backdrop AND she isn't moving.  It'll have to do...
 
 
 
I dressed up in my old standby, the Zombie Prom Queen.  I volunteered to go tell spooky stories in Beck's class at school, so I thought it would be fitting.  But then I realized that Kindergarteners don't really know what a Prom Queen is, so I left off the sash and just called myself a Zombie Princess this year.  They still all thought I was a vampire or a witch.  Dumb 5 year olds.  (JK!)



For Big Daddy's birthday, he got a nice big serving of (leftover) chocolate cake (that was too chocolatey for him.  Weirdo.) with a star shaped candle on it (all I could find) that his son blew out (BECK!!) before we abandoned him with the baby to go trick or treating.  So, ya.  Pretty lame.  Like every year.  Sorry, Sweetie.  At least you got to golf with three of your best friends on the most beautiful Halloween on record, right?


So that about wraps it up.   I narrowly missed having a nervous breakdown, and it took me 6 hours to scrub all that face paint of Daphne, Beck, and myself, but it was all worth it.  Just, please, next year remind me to start getting ready in September!

3 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

You are an artiste! Beck's face paint is amazing.

Omgirl said...

Actually, that would be my mother, the artiste, who did that make up for me!

Heather said...

I totally feel for you. What a crazy weekend it was, we had the added stress of G turning 8 on nov 1 and his baptism on the 3rd, so didnt get into Halloween so much as I just couldn't wait for the whole week to be over!