Our first Halloween celebrations took place on the 25th at my sister Becca's house. Every year she throws an EPIC Halloween costume party, and this year we were invited!
I worked super hard turning Kevin's bicycle helmet into a velociraptor head for my costume in hopes of winning one of the 4 coveted prizes for best costume!
It turned out to be a bust (we came in 5th...perhaps because everyone thought we were the Crocodile Hunter and his crocodile...) but that's OK. I still had a blast playing around with Kevin, who came as Muldoon! We played lots of Minute-to-Win-it games, ate lots of great food, and had a wonderful evening without the kids under foot.
The second part of Halloween for us was on the actual day of Halloween. Kevin got called out to work in Alaska last minute, so he wasn't able to enjoy the festivities with us, but we made do.
Anyway, when I wasn't working on my velociraptor costume during the month, I was working on Lily's Cheshire Cat costume. She was so happy to put all her kitty skills to good use, especially since she got candy for it!
Brooklyn got lucky and was given this fantastic dress from someone in our ward. It was perfect for her Queen of Hearts costume.
The first festivity of the day was a costume parade at Brooklyn's school. She was the first one out and led the whole school up and down the halls for parents to see.
And as you can see, she really enjoyed playing the part of the queen :)
After school, we drove over to the Booth's house for food, fun, and trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, it was raining really hard all day long, so we didn't make it very far.
Brooklyn and her prince charming got pretty quick maneuvering between houses.
Even Lily started picking up the pace when she realized her fur was melting off!
But alas, when we finished, she looked like a drown cat rather than the Cheshire cat!
Brooklyn, on the other hand, wised up and used her powers as the queen to command the aid of someone else's daddy to walk her through the rain without too much drippage on her person.
Even though we really missed Kevin on Halloween, we had a great time with our friends and were very glad to have so many great people in our lives to share the experience with!