In just a few short days, Halloween will be upon us. I actually really like Halloween. Even as an adult with no kids, I would dress up. Since we live just a short distance away from Salem MA, we would often enjoy spending Haloween night in Salem enjoying the festivities, often dressed up ourselves. Now that we have kids, Salem is pretty much out, which is fine by us!
This Halloween will be the first year that we get to take the kids trick or treating. Michael's first Halloween, 2008, was when I was first put on bed rest with the twins. On October 28th, I stayed up well past midnight to finish Michael's scarecrow costume for trick or treating at work the next day. I had to leave work early for a scheduled ultrasound and planned to return that night with Michel in his costume. Unfortunately after that ultrasound, I was on bed rest until the twins were born January 23rd 2009. My husband took Michael around the neighborhood quickly and then I sat in the car while we drove to special people's homes, ie aunts, uncles, close cousins, daycare. Halloween 2009, the twins first Halloween, was my sisters wedding. We were able to get them dressed up, but again no real trick or treating. This year is different. We get to do the normal trick or treating, and I get to enjoy it.
Last year, I made all three kids' costumes. This year, I am only making Thomas'. I feel bad about that, but sometimes there just isn't enough time. And the more I think about it, it is appropriate that Thomas gets his costume made since he almost never gets new things, always gets hand me downs (don't get me wrong the other two get hand me downs too, just Michael was the first boy and Eva Rose is the only girl). This year, I got Michael's costume from another twin mom. Eva Rose's costume is somewhat upcycled. I got this hand me down dress that was adorable, but I new she's grow out of it before she would have a chance to wear it as is. As it is, it is fitting her tight now! Then I made Thomas'. I am trying to decide if I want Tom and I to dress up also. Tom dressed up Michael's first year and last year, so I'll probably try to have everyone in costume this year too.
As a little tease, the boys are going to be pirates and Eva Rose is going to be a fairy. I am going to try to find a way for Tom to be a pirate and me to be a fairy. We'll se how it goes since Sunday will be here before we know it! Pictures to come later!