Halloween 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

On Thursday night we carved our pumpkin.  Carter decided he wanted a scary Jack-o-lantern this year so he picked the face from the book 5 Little Pumpkins for us to re-create.  


Then Friday night was Trick or Treat.  My parents came over for dinner and then handed out candy while we went trick or treating in our neighborhood.  Carter loved it!  Reid loved it too, but he and I came home for bedtime after a few houses.

Over the summer Carter decided he was going to be a superhero for Halloween.  How he learned about super heroes, I'm not really sure.  Since he had no idea who the commercialized super heroes were like Superman, Captain America etc. I was really hoping to keep it generic.  I was so happy when I saw this "KaPow" cape and mask in a store on the boardwalk so we bought it in August.   At the last minute I made the wrist bands and my mom made the belt and boot covers.  He loved it and we thought it was pretty cute!
the mask did give him some problems, like seeing out of it!  So most of the time he took it off or pushed it onto his forehead
And Reid wore the hand-me-down Old Navy pumpkin that Carter wore when he was 18 months old!


As usual, taking a picture of both boys was quite a challenge.  Every picture was blurry or Carter was making a weird face or Reid was knocking over the pumpkins...but just as I was giving up Carter turns to Reid and pats him on the head (so endearingly, of course) and says "I love you, little pumpkin."  And Reid just stared up at him.

Big brothers really ARE superheroes.

Saturday morning Carter came into our bedroom before bunny (his clock) woke up and said, "Is it still trick or treating?"  Luckily it was Halloween so we got him dressed in his costume again for a Halloween parade.  We met friends there and I joked that it wasn't his best showing as he clung to Christian's leg for the first 20 minutes.  Not napping much last week and the excitement of it all was catching up to him!  But eventually he warmed up and enjoyed the parade and more candy.



 And later that day we found this on our front porch:

We were "ghost'd" with a little bucket of goodies from someone in our neighborhood!  But here's the problem...the directions said to ghost someone else in our neighborhood before Halloween.  But it was Halloween.  So we're thinking of starting a "gooble" or something...what do you think?

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