As many of you know, I find it's my motherly duty every year to make the kids' Halloween costumes, and every year I pray they don't ask for something outside of my skill set! Chloe wanted to be a horse (doable), and Chase wanted to be a werewolf, which was a little tougher. I managed, though!
Chloe ended up winning a costume contest for her age group at Chase's school's fall festival, which was pretty cool.
I also made my own costume this year. With my limited budget I decided to be a "bag lady" and make my costume out of bags I already had at home. I started with this:
...and ended with this:
...complete with a bag headband and bag earrings...
...and little bags on my shoes!
That costume made it through three parties. I was pretty impressed! I also went to the House of Torment with my friend Leticia. It was amazing! It was scary, but also really impressive from a production standpoint. I met a cute guy there, too:
The kids and I also made some fun chocolatey skeleton finger treats this week:
... and carved pumpkins, of course!
We bought our pumpkins late (October 29th) and got these huge ones for just $5 each! Can't beat it! The kids hate touching the "guts," but they did OK:
All in all, they had a fun time:
OK.... I may be talented, but I'm not that talented. I asked her what her favorite parts were and she said the hearts. So I did hearts:
Hey, it was late and I was tired, OK?? She was happy and that's all that matters... right?
Chase's was much more doable:
P.S. More photos are in our Photo Album if you're interested!