another halloween has come and gone. this year wasn't strategically thought out and planned ahead of time like i try to do most years. i didn't sew any costumes, in fact costumes were kind of thrown together the day before. later that night we decided that it would be fun to bake pumpkin pies on halloween morning, so julian and i headed out to the market after the babies were in bed. we bought two cans of pumpkin, two can of condensed milk, two pie crusts and a few last minute things that were needed for costumes. the morning of we tried so hard to get everything done on our list of to-do's, but we were all so scattered that we didn't get to baking any pies. soon it was afternoon and there were still no pies. before we knew it six o'clock rolled around and our friends were arriving to go trick or treating. it was time for the main event. the sun was going down so i quickly rounded up each kid and snapped a few individual photos and then out the door we went. the camera stayed home.
we had an incredibly fun night enjoying our family, friends and neighbors. i love to see all of the creative costumes and the teeny tiny kiddos all dressed up. papa wore sailor while he slept the entire time, the big kids ran ahead with their friends and i helped birdie and her little pals trick or treat from house to house. we came back home and while the littles counted their loot, the adults had some wine and cut cake in honor of our friend elise's birthday. it was a late night. it was a great night.
i hope your halloween was spooky and fun. did you or your kids dress up?