Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Halloween 2015. (ooh! that rhymes!) ;-)

Ellie wanted to be Ariel for Halloween.  She declared that months ago.  So I was going to keep up with our tradition of dressing up as a family and make a Sebastian (the crab) or Flounder (self-explanatory) costume for Caroline.  I researched Ursula costumes for myself, and Triton or Eric costumes for Pete.

Once Caroline heard that Ellie was going to be Ariel, however, she also wanted to be Ariel.  I should clarify that I kept telling them they would be mermaids, not Ariel, specifically.  Then, in my costume research - browsing the internet - I saw a flounder costume made out of a baseball cap!!  Simple and easy for an adult to put on and not deal with wearing an entire costume.  Made it with scraps from Ellie's tail - more budget-friendly.  And Pete already owned a lobster hat!  Done and done.

First up, we had our neighborhood block party on the 18th.  Elodie and her mom were going to Ireland for two weeks at the end of the month, and Liza didn't want her to have to miss out on all the festivities.  So we had a party two weeks early!

Then our neighborhood had its annual costume parade on the 25th.  I had finished my hat by then so the whole family dressed up.

Under the Sea, Crawford-style
Finally, Halloween itself arrived.  We had chili and other treats at the Douglas's house before heading out to trick-or-treat on our block.  For the first time since we've had children, it was cool and dry - great weather for Halloween!  I made some spooky guacamole to bring to dinner.


Hard to believe Caroline couldn't walk last Halloween - this year she was walking up the steps by herself and saying, "trick or treat tank yoooooo!" without any assistance.

And of course, we have to have a review of costumes past:

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