The costumes work! Aren't we all so relieved? Because that had been a top concern of mine. (Or maybe not.)
The kids got to give their costumes a test run Sunday afternoon. Their school holds an annual "Harvest Festival" carnival. The last few years it's been the weekend after Halloween, and so gives the kids one last chance to wear their costumes. But this year, it became the premiere event.
Sydney, chose to be La La Loopsy this year. For anyone whose TV isn't tuned in to kids programming 90 percent of the time, La L aLoopsy is a heavily advertised doll that Sydney wanted for Christmas last year, which I ignored because it looked like something she'd quickly lose interest in. But maybe not.
The above photo shows her playing this brand new game none of the kids had ever heard of before: drop clothes pins in a jar. Was this not a staple game at birthday parties years ago? How has it become such a mystery?
AJ, meanwhile, dressed as "the Scream ghost." The costume actually includes a tube that allows fake blood to run down the mask face. Oh, yeah! I haven't let him use that feature yet and told him he's not allowed to do it at school. Maybe for trick-or-treating.
And then he discovered the mask is hot to wear, so he took it off and had scars painted on his face instead. What happened to my sweet little boy? At least he still smiles nicely when he runs into friends. This is Noah, who just moved to town last summer.
Sydney also visited the face painter. We've done our best to not wash off the paint and glitter heart, but it's just about faded away.
The big day is Wednesday! Sydney gets to wear her costume to school. AJ gets to bring his along and change there. It'll be Jeff's turn to accompany them trick or treating. Which reminds me. I better go find the buckets for the kids to carry their loot, and get the bags of candy ready to hand out. Happy Halloween!