My littles are beyond excited about trick-or-treating tonight. So, I am trying to get everything done before they get home from school so that I can entertain them before the big event.
We have a tradition that we started several years ago. My sister’s family comes over for dinner. We visit, eat, take pictures, and then head out to trick-or-treating. We do it for fun…and for sanity…as all of the children have an unbelievable amount of energy by dinner time. This way, they can focus on each other for a little while we get some good food in our bellies for the long night ahead.
Gabriel is Captain Cody (Star Wars the Clone Wars Storm Trooper). He could not decide on a costume, and I was starting to panic because Halloween was approaching ever-so-quickly. So, Ethan and I went to Halloween Express after his swallow study a couple of weeks ago. I picked it out, and they told me that they did not accept returns. Great. I held my breath, hoping that Gabriel would like it…and…never fear…he absolutely loved it.
Ethan is an Army Man. It was Gabriel’s costume from last year, but it is the one that he chose, after going to multiple stores, looking at magazines, and looking on-line. We are not sure if he really just loves his brother that much…or if he loves to salute people. Either way, it is pretty cute. And, the costume is perfect for him.
Summer is Snow White. We looked and looked and looked for her, too. We were actually about to come home and look on-line again when lights shone down on the costume that she wanted. She ran to it and said, “This one is the one I want.” She tried it on as soon as we got home, and she said, “Oh, mommy. It is perfect. I always wanted to be Snow White.” Her smile was absolutely priceless.
Yep, seeing the looks on their faces makes the crazy night oh-so worth it. Getting to see the world through their eyes is honestly a privilege and an absolute joy.
So, we spent the weekend making foods to gear up for the big night.
Caramel apples on Thursday.
Jack-o-Lantern pizza on Friday.
And, these pumpkin cookies on Sunday.
We have our costumes, we have had our fill of yummy food, and we are all ready for some trick-or-treating.
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