Halloween

halloween

I thought it might be about time I shared the girls’ costumes now that most of the candy is gone and everyone is coming down off the sugar high!

It’s always fun talking with the girls about what they want to dress up as.  We try to start planning early in case they change their minds 20 times before Halloween… But this year it went pretty well.

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Lena saw a picture in the Michael’s flyer that was pretty simple and turned her into a pretty pumpkin girl, but as it got closer, she decided she wanted to be a cowgirl and pulled her costume together all by herself, except for the hat she borrowed from Oma { one of the props Oma had from a past VBS season…. }

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Hannah, as I have previously mentioned, fell in love with Anne of Green Gables when we were on PEI this summer.  She claimed Anne as her costume since then and never wavered.  Thankfully we started collecting the bits and pieces in time to pull it together….there was almost an epic momma fail!

Every year their school has a Halloween Dance and this year was no exception.  Except I thought it was the Friday right before Halloween but it was the week before!!  We made this discovery on the Wednesday night right before the dance, so I had to scramble on Thursday to sew the dress and make the hat with the long red braids!! But it turned out awesome!

Hannah costume ended up being super inexpensive to pull together – the jumper I found at Frenchy’s for a couple dollars, the fabric was on clearance for 99 cents per meter, Oma had the straw hat, she had black boots and the ball of yarn cost about $6.00.  Her dress is actually a night gown pattern that I borrowed from Catherine, so it was so simple to whip up! And Hannah loved her costume!!

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Since we live in the country, Trick-or-Treating involves driving everywhere.  But since Catherine moved into their new house on a pretty cul-de-sac, we gotten the kids together and let them walk to the few houses on their street and it has quickly become their favourite part of Halloween!  We still drive to all our regular stops and visit friends, family and neighbours, but this is a special little highlight for the kids!

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These two may be complete opposites but they are the sweetest of friends!!

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I leave you with this picture of Anne having an identity crisis caused by too much sugar!!

To be continued,

Lori