I'd like to share our Halloweeny-ness.
As for the Moving On bit of the title, am I the only one that ran out Monday morning and started Christmas shopping? I don't skip Thanksgiving, but am of the opinion that some Christmas festivities only enhance Thanksgiving. We put up our tree that weekend, and I listen to Christmas tunes while I cook. This year especially I am so ready for it!
I'm working on the free ornament pattern for this year too, this ones going to be really fun. Here is last year's to refresh your memory..
OK - my sassy orange shoes are a little witchy too.
We had a master Jedi this year - I am especially proud of this cape if I do say so myself. I used some new-to-me sewing techniques that turned out really well. The cloak had that swoosh factor that is just so necessary if you are going to claim being a mysterious galactical enforcer.
If anyone is interested in having a Jedi next year, I can put together a tutorial for it this summer. Just let me know.
And a mini-witch. I actually stayed up all night after coming home from the hospital. If you follow my twitter, you would have seen that we had a bit of a scare this last week. I have a brother who has cerebral palsy and ever 5 or so years, he has a grand mal seizure. It's a big thing, as he doesn't come out of them on his own. Seizures are dangerous because if they aren't stopped soon enough, the person will stop breathing. It's much more complex, but that the basic issue. He had one last week and I spent the night with my mom in the E.R. Please be grateful if your child is blessed with good health. A parent just should not have to go through that. He's doing much better now, home from the hospital and back to his 17 year old, teenage boy antics. Thank you for your emails and prayers.
Anyway, my point is - I had planned on making Eliza's costume that night. When I got home, I stayed up and pulled off a pretty good start to a Genevieve. Good enough for her to wear to the parade at school, but certainly not warm enough to wear trick or treating, so we pulled out the witch costume from a few years ago.
All in all, I'd say it was a successful year of trick or treating. Our block was completely buzzing. You know the scenes in the movies of hundreds of kids wandering the street? I thought it was Hollywood, but that's what it looked like! We went through TEN bags of candy in a hour and a half. One of our neighbors had a bonfire and a full blown party going on in the driveway. It was very fun.
And to make things even better, there wasn't a single bear out that night. :) I think they are off in la-la land now, catching up on their winter zzz's.
By the way, did you noticed we've upgraded the candy carriers from last year?
I hope you had a safe and happy time, and bring on the turkey and candy canes!!