First of all, the costumes. I really enjoy making the kids' Halloween costumes. I spent some time coming up with what I thought was a cute idea. Then, I went to a few stores and my Grandpa's workshop to gather up supplies. Then I spent a couple of nights assembling -- sewing, hot-gluing, swearing when I burnt my fingertips for the 42nd time. There was some time and effort that went into these things.
The kids wore them for about thirty seconds.
Okay, that's a slight exaggeration, but still. Jack would only wear his because I built his mimi (pacifier) into it as part of the costume. That was my bit of Mommy Genius. Ruby didn't want anything to do with her costume because it had a hood and just the day before, she decided that she no longer wished to have any sort of clothing item anywhere near her head (just in time for freezing cold northern Minnesota winter weather, I might add). *sigh*
I did get a few okay-ish photos at our Halloween party, and then at Trunk-or-Treat, and then on Halloween proper. But I may have to dress them both up again this weekend because I didn't get any photos of them together, or any photos of them not trying to rip their costumes off. *double sigh*
Secondly, the candy. Oh, the candy. Luckily, Jack doesn't really get it, yet. He only asked for it last night when we were looking at the little bags that G&G and Margo and Katie&Derek put together for the kiddos. He had five M&Ms. Unfortunately, the candy is all I can think about all day long. I may have to toss the candy. Or flush the candy? How exactly does one get rid of candy without eating it? Can it even be done?
And on that note, here are a few photos of Scuba Steve and the ultra-rare pink and orange Kermit-fish. Hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!