Prairie in her organ grinder monkey costume, Ben in his gaucho costume and Atticus and Autumn in their Frog costumes.
Halloween was a success at our house. I always loved halloween as a kid. My dad really loves this holiday and has made it a tradition to come to our house for every halloween with Autumn. This is the first year that we did REAL trick-or-treating with her. Anyway, when I was a kid every year my dad would take all of our candy and lay it out on the floor, dividing it by candy bars, then types of candy bars and then write extremely creative entries in our journal about our stash. So each year we would want to get more candy than our sister did and also more candy than we did the previous year. As a parent I have a much different view of halloween, I do NOT want Autumn to get a lot of candy because I have just noticed in the last week how quick an effect candy has on her, she can be snuggled up on the couch almost falling asleep, have one single starburst and then be bouncing literally off the couch and I can not get her to sit still. Even though I don't know how excited I am about her having a lot of candy, we went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood and then I had to lay out her candy in the sam way that my dad always did.
Ben was pretty shameless. He took Prairie's pumpkin around for trick-or-treating and collected candy at every house for her, even though it is pretty obvious that she is not old enough to eat candy, but atleast he was dressed up as a gaucho (Argentine cowboy) in authentic clothing that he got last year in Argentina. Autumn was really shy at first, she didn't want to ring the doorbell, she wouldn't want to say trick-or-treat, pick out the candy or say thank you, she wanted me to do all of that. Then when she got around some older kids, and she saw them running house to house, she started to get it down, and started running and called after me, ben and my dad to hurry up. Ben was impatient with her at the beginning because she was really getting in costume, she got on all fours, and was trying to hop and really be a frog, she was also ripbitting, and Ben wanted to hurry so that he could be so generous and get a lot of candy for Prairie.
My family when I was young had some halloween cookie cutters, a pumpkin and a ghost. One halloween we made so many sugar cookies, we filled up up all of our kitchen counters. Jennie and I have been kind of reminiscent of that, so my mom bought some cookie cuters for Jennie this year. Jennie was too busy with school, so she didn't get to actually decorate, but she will get to eat, but we made sugar cookies and decorated them this afternoon before it got dark.