‘Round these parts, they celebrate Halloween the night before Halloween.
And I’m cool with that, because I don’t really like Halloween anyway.
And it shows.
My sweet baby Shepherd. Wearing the same darn thing he wore last year.
Because he can.
Jude posing as a pseudo-pirate.
He acquiesced to my
bribe request to wear the patch and hat. But only for the picture.
Isabelle, like her little brother, in the same outfit as last year. Thankfully, she actually wanted to be a ‘puppy’ again, although most thought she was a lamb.
Again, same outfit, second year. Sweet Sophie happy to be a kitty cat again. This year we spruced it up with “eyelashes”.
And a glow stick.
Dalton. As you can plainly see, his *costume* is an injured skateboarder. See the bleeding wounds on his face? The black eye? And the busted skateboard in his hands?
Genius, I say.
Asher. Ahhh, Asher. He decided to be a hippie this year.
I like to give my kids a chance to express themselves in their Halloween attire.
It leaves less for me to do.
We certainly ended up having fun, despite my very apparent disdain for this particular holiday.
And, blessedly, since we moved this year, no one besides me, the kids, and now you, had any idea half of our Halloween costumes were retreads.
And my kids clearly did not care.
Jude won the most excited award. He flipped when he got his first Kit Kat.
He loves the Kit Kat.
“Haa-do-ween! Haa-do-ween! I get candy on Haa-do-ween!“
Isabelle was so happy she made up this Halloween song to sing as we made our way around our little town.
Made even more lovely by the above freezing temps and all the incredibly nice and wildly generous people we met.
We probably only spent an hour trick or treating, and the kids had a ton o’ candy to show for it.
And the best news is that no one besides me like Almond Joy.
Our Family says
Ha! You crack me up!! A few years ago I bought some really nice Halloween costumes on ebay AFTER Halloween, so I got a great deal. It was Tigger, Pooh in a honey pot, and Pooh dressed as a bee. My kids recycled these for MANY years – as a matter of fact, we're getting one last year out of the Pooh honey pot this year – then I don't think any of them will fit anybody around here anymore. I guess it's time to put them on ebay and get my money back!!!! And by the way, your kids are precious, recycled costumes or not!!
Just wondering why you don't like Halloween. (???) It isn't one of my favorites either.
My 4 year is dressing up in the same white & pink kitty costume that Sophie had on. Last year she was a Lady Bug. Both costumes are from Old Navy bought last year after Halloween!!!
We are getting ready to go trick or treating in an hour….woo-hoo! (insert sarcasm)
And as typical here in this part of the country….it is rainy and cold with bits of snow mixed in… just to make things interesting!
At least, Shea will be nice and warm in her kitty costume!!!
The kids look adorable!! I love your little town! We don't do much on Halloween- just trick or treating, counting candy and gorging themselves for the evening. Within a couple days the candy gets lost- we just can't figure it out??
I don't particularly care for Halloween either, although I DO LOVE harvest time and fall…problem is we are sweating buckets this last day of Hotober in FL!!! My husband decided that I should take the kids around the neighborhood while he stayed home to hand out candy AND fold clothes for me!!????!!! Can't you tell we just LOVE Halloween????
All of your children looks precious! Drink some hot cider for us!
We used last years too or what I had in the sewing stash that I could quickly whip up into a costume!!
Great post! I love your blog and your sense of humor, you're always so real!
Cute photos of your super cute kids!!
Well, YAY for moving so much! Let's you recycle those costumes!!! I might need to try that! 🙂 The kids are all adorable!
LOVE the picture of the moon too!
I get the Almond Joys too! Love that!
You had some adorable Trick or Treaters!
awhh…cute costumes! We did the same thing with our kids when we moved (several years ago now) and it was just fine. Then the following year we used them a 3rd TIME…when we went trick-or-treating in another town with my brother's kids. It's all good!…especially on the pocketbook! (though by the 3rd time our kids WERE complaining about being Pooh and Tigger!!) LOL! 🙂
Have a nice weekend!
Colin and Jill Canada says
You and I are a lot alike! 🙂
CUTE!!! Last year's costumes or not, they all look ADORABLE!!!
And what a great Halloween type of town you live in!! Looks like everyone had a great time!
(And for the record, not exactly my fave holiday either!)
Too funny, Stefanie!! Lizzie wore the same costume that she wore last year because she could, too!!!
3 Peanuts says
They are so cute in their repeats. My boys have repeated too! I was never a bog Halloween fan but then I met my hubby at a Halloween party (his) and I love seeing the kids faces get so excited when they are little…it is delightful…so now I like it! HATE ALL THAT CANDY THOUGH!
I love the almond joys as well. I hope my kids get loads of them this yr.
Sally- That Girl! says
Okay Halloween is my least favorite day of the year too. never have gotten into it and glad when it is over, but I too enjoy the Almond joy's that no one seems to want!!!
Well, Dalton is CLEARLY an injured skateboarder. I mean, no description necessary. 🙂
Recycled, refurbished or not, I would be scooping handfulls of candy out to your cute kids. They look absolutely adorable, as always!
Sugar Momma says
Such cute costumes and even cuter kiddos 🙂 Your neighborhood looks absolutely adorable. And, I'm with you and Almond Joy – although as a child they were always in my "trade" pile 🙂
day by day says
Such cute costumes!! How great is that wearing the same costumes as last year?! They are so expensive and worn for such a short time.
Glad they had a fun trick or treat night!!
My kids gave m all their Almond Joy too. Thank God for kiddie tastebuds is what I say 🙂
Very cute costumes. Looked like fun.
I love these photos! They really tell a story and you'd never know you weren't into this holiday. The kids look great! So cute!!!
I love Halloween…always have. My father always did crazy, scary things and made it a blast. This year was kind of a dud with the swine flu at our house, but next year we will make up for it!
Almond Joy? I never knew anyone really liked those. I hated those as a kid and still do. Yuck! What every happened to the $100,000 dollar bar. Now that was my favorite Halloween candy..well, that and Pez candy and wax lips and those wax bottles with the liquid inside…oh and Mary Janes and Turkish Taffy. How did some of these disappear while Almond Joys survived???
I'm not a big fan of Halloween but that last photo of the pumpkin was sweet. Of course, all of the kiddy photos were also sweet but that pumpkin really made me smile.
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