Rapunzel, Ninja, Spooky Evil Monster, check!
And one turducken, check!
The cuteness was in full swing, as you can see. Katie sat on the floor behind me whenever I opened the door for trick-or-treaters, leading to a lot of fawning over her cuteness. Once there was a whole platoon of preteen girls who all cooed and squealed at her in unison: “Ooooooooo the BAAAAABEEEE!”
Trip to the Haunted Symphony — done!
(I especially liked it when the conductor, dressed like a pirate, duelled someone with his baton.)
Parade at the elementary school — accomplished!
Yes, making Eleanor’s wig took quite a bit of work. And 2 1/2 big skiens of curly yarn. But it looks incredible and we are quite proud of ourselves. Here’s a picture of it in-progress:
Eleanor and I wrapped the yarn around and around the kitchen table in order to keep the strands of hair a consistent length. Crazy times.
Aaaaaand then the candy. Our ninja developed a quirky obsession with KitKat bars this year. As he put it (bursting through the door midway through trick-or-treating), “I TOTALLY HOGGED ALL THE KITKATS!”
Then he went out to get more. He referred any non-KitKat candy as “discards” and traded most of it for Eleanor and Wimmy’s few KitKat bars. The result?
Something like 34 bars. Brian and I are puzzled because Jeff has never, not once ever shown a preference for this kind of candy or even mentioned it. And now he’s hoarding them and won’t touch a single one until the “discards” are gone.
In other words, a happy Halloween for all.