The kids don’t trick-or-treat anymore. My oldest just started a part-time job so she’s working today. It’s going to be busy so I hope she handles it well. My youngest is trying to finish all her homework so she could help hand out candy. This year, the family decided to all dress up as pirates. My oldest can’t dress up so it’s just going to be the three of us. However, we took photos a week ago and I’ve started to create a concept piece using a couple of digital scrapbooking kits. Here’s the initial layout, still in the rough stages, trying to figure out background, props, etc.
If you’re into scary books for this month, check out “Shaman.” It’s really scary. I don’t recommend reading it at night or before bed. Right now it’s free on Kindle until October 20th. mybook.to/shaman
Decided to dress up this year for the Knights of Columbus Halloween party and will also be doing the same look for tonight’s trick-or-treating. This look was founded on Instagram and seemed easy enough. It wasn’t as easy as it looked, to be honest, but the end result was so much fun to look at. My youngest will be a kitty and my oldest will be wearing a previous costume: Snow White. Husband took these photos as I was getting ready. I also did the kitty makeup on my daughter but she said it was too much makeup so she washed it off and I repainted just the nose and whiskers.
This year we also decided to carve pumpkins instead of doing the spider web thing, which felt like work. Carving was a lot more fun. Unfortunately, pumpkins don’t last very long so they molded over and we had to toss them. We realized that in order to keep them longer lasting, we had to wash them in bleach after carving, etc., (husband looked up the process) so we’ll be trying that next year.
I’ll be taking the girls trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. The girls’ dentist is offering $1 per pound of candy (up to $5) they donate to the dental office and they will ship those candy out to our military in Afghanistan. I think that’s a really awesome idea! My 4-year-old was pretty excited. My 9-year-old was a bit hesitant at first but she agreed. They’ve collected a lot of candy this month and there’s no way I’ll let them eat it all.
To see the full image above, go here. Enjoy the last day of October.
I took the girls trick-or-treating at the Southlands Shopping Center yesterday evening. My 4-year-old refers to the place as ‘Halloween Town’ because of all the costumes and the door-to-door store-to-store candy going on. The girls had a great time even though it was quite chilly.