November 2, 2017
Well, another amazing Halloween is on the books for our family! In fact, I think this year was the best year YET!
We talk all year long about what Abigail wants to be for Halloween the next year- and that girl always has LOTS of ideas. But whatever she would come up with, I’d always say, “what could Mabel and Finn be too?” Lots of great ideas got tossed around, but she really, really wanted to be a black cat. And with that a sibling costume theme was born!
I wanted their costumes to be simple and classic- not expensive, no sewing required(cuz uh, I can’t), and if they could reuse parts of their costumes again later- all the better!
And this is what we came up with:
My black cat, gray mouse, and baby cheese!
I was completely obsessed with how they turned out.
Finn’s Outfit / Finn’s Cheesehead
Finn actually didn’t mind his outfit, I just happened to capture this face when I was taking pictures of him in his costume and it was just way too good not to share!
Mabel made the sweetest little Alice in Wonderland last year– but I loved her as a mouse even MORE! She was SO MUCH FUN this year. She woke up so excited for Halloween. She had been practicing her “trick or treat” and “thank you” along with her, “squeak squeak!” mouse sounds for days.
I had done Abigail’s makeup while Mabel was napping and let her look at it when she woke up- she was even more excited when she saw Abigail’s full costume! She wanted her very own makeup too and I seriously think she would have let me put eye liner on her if I’d wanted it. She was THAT still getting her makeup and hair done. She let me curl her hair, put on her makeup, and smiled for pictures- all with the promise of trick or treating and candy right around the corner.
And of course this girl was the most excited of all! She had been looking forward to Halloween for (literally) months and was so excited that it had finally arrived!
She was a great sport with her makeup and loved getting in her costume. She was also a total model for pictures and I have about 50 great ones of her in completely different poses because she was so into it!
Just like we have done every year, we headed to Jim’s office after nap times for a non-scary, indoor, and super fun round of trick or treating!
Finn pretty much slept in his stroller the entire time and the girls were amazing. They made sure to tell every employee who had left candy out, “thank you” and if they weren’t there, they would say, “thank you basket!” It was hilarious.
By the end of our time there, their little pumpkin baskets were filled to the top and I swear I could see Mabel’s muscles bulging as she continued to carry it herself(I do it mah self!)
After we left Jim’s office, we came back home to eat dinner and pass out candy.
Abigail got the job and I swear she loved passing out candy more than she loved getting it! (and I think I had the most fun watching her do it!) She sat in the little oval window on our staircase watching and waiting as our (hundreds) of trick or treaters came up our pathway. She would get SO excited every single time.
After we finished dinner and she had passed out candy for a while, Jim took the girls down our street for a little bit of neighborhood trick or treating before calling it a night.
They weren’t gone for long before they came back ready to pass out candy again. This time they sat on the front porch passing out candy(Abigail tried to convince Jim she could do it all by herself) and it was the perfect ending to a perfect holiday.
Now we’ve sorted all of the candy(tons of snickers, ZERO butterfingers), the traces of whiskers are finally fading from their faces, I’ve gotten my first Starbucks holiday cup, and we’re ready to move on to the next thing…..Abigail’s birthday! 🙂
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