|The Jack-o-Lantern that Joel and the girls carved about 15 minutes before they went trick-or-treating. They totally win the contest for speed this year.|
I did not have the wherewithal to do much with Halloween this year, much as I usually love it. No homemade costumes. No dressing up myself. No pumpkin carving. And practically no photos.
Joel was out of town last weekend, which is when a lot of Halloween happens in our town. On Friday night, we had our annual Treat Street, where the downtown businesses hand out candy. I went with friends Jane & Jared and their kiddos (and dog...that is not Puccini on steroids). Funny anecdote: Jared is usually out of town for Treat Street and Jane goes with Joel and me. This year, Jared was in town, but Joel was gone. I wonder if they'll ever both be there?
Otherwise, most of my pictures looked like this:
Chloe was an 80s Valley Girl (she decided against John Lennon after all) who didn't believe me that ratted hair, especially bangs, was the thing in the 80s. She also had some amazing fake eyelashes.
On Saturday night we had Safe House. This is where the university students decorate their dorms in really fun ways and the kids go trick-or-treating there. This time we went with MaryFran, Jim, and their three girls.
Here are the Number Threes with one of their friends from Girl Scouts.
Here's one last photo of Bria in her full costume, but I guess I don't have any photos in which you can actually see the whole costume. Sigh. She sure is a cutie pie, though.
Today (October 31), it snowed most of the day. I have been sick, so I cancelled all my lessons and stayed in bed until I had to get up to take Halloween treats in to the school for the parties and see the costume parade. In true form, I forgot my camera, but at least I remembered the cupcakes!
All the snow meant it was cooooooold out there come Trick-or-Treat time. I didn't have the wherewithal OR the fortitude, so I stayed home to pass out candy while The Maestro braved the elements and gathered candy with the girls.
And that, my friends, was Halloween 2012 in our neck of the woods.
Onward to November!