It seems this year bloggers were really on top of their Halloween recap posts. And I was not. So here we are almost a week later and I am finally getting around to sharing about our low-key Halloween festivities.
I was really undecided on what Reid should be for Halloween this year. Mostly because everything he wanted to be (an excavator, a dump truck, etc) involved large costumes that I was 99% sure he would not wear.
I wanted a costume that was very similar to clothing but was struggling for ideas. I was leaning towards train engineer (but was worried that he wouldn't wear the overalls) or superman (but was worried on how to pull it off with a coat) until I saw Reid's monster sweatshirt in the laundry. And then I knew.
I could easily add to his sweatshirt (maybe even with a tail) to create a monster costume out of clothing that he already wears. Perfect.
So the Sunday before Halloween I set out cutting and making a few stitches to create this monster costume. I added the tail to a pair of pants because I wasn't sure he would want it on.
Anyways... back to our Halloween festivities.
The evening before Halloween the local businesses on Main Street were handing out candy for a couple hours. So after swim lessons we bundled up and went Trick-or-Treating with out little monster.
It took a few stops before Reid understood when to say trick-or-treat and when to say thank you. I guess leading with a Thank You isn't all that bad either. I would rather there be an extra one than none at all.
We went to maybe a dozen stops before heading back to the car. It was cold and had started to sprinkle some so we called it good.
That is such a bad picture of us, but it was the best of the 3 Neil took. (This was after swim lessons and my hair and lack of makeup is definitely showing it.)
On Halloween, Reid + I headed off the visit my family during the day.
This time the treats were presents instead of candy so that was a big hit too.
We had plans to stop at one of the local churches for their trick-or-trunk event but it was cold, windy and rain/snowing so we just headed home and had family time.