Halloween has come and gone but thanks to the modern miracle of film (or digital pictures) the memories can live on forever.
This year we dressed the boys up as Thing 1 and Thing 2. This is something I had been looking forward too since the day Will was born (literally). And to complete the ensemble I went a little crazy with the black eye liner and threw on a hat and tie.
|Halloween 2012 - The Cat and Thing 1 and 2|
The boys were clearly not as excited about this get up as I was. And the white face paint may have been taking things just a little too far. Instead of cute "Things" they ended up looking like Zombies. This was the BEST picture we had -- YIKES!
They did however enjoy going house to house. We had been talking to Sam about Trick of Treating all week and he was raring to go when we hit the first house. He was so excited he walked right past the woman who answered the door and into her home. We had to re-explain the finer points of trick or treating and then all was back on track.
It's really nice, our neighbors get an annual permit and shut down our street so the kids have a safe and car free place to run up and down. And the residents go all out, decorating their houses and dressing up. Will made it about halfway before his little legs got too tired. Dad carried him the rest of the way while Sam politely asked for a second piece of candy and promptly put it in Will's bucket.
And while Thing 1 and Thing 2 were big hits around the neighborhood, I think Matt's Pumpkins stole the show. They even made it into PBS's internal newsletter!
|Daniel Tiger and Simba Pumpkins|