It felt like Halloween was a week-long event. With our church trunk-or-treat being on the 26th (Saturday), then going trick-or-treating on Thursday, the actual holiday, I was ready to be done. I would much rather Halloween fall on a Saturday every year. It is much easier to plan for that way. Bunny and Bug both decided to be a 50’s girl. We made poodle skirts for both of them, and did their hair to resemble that of a 50’s girl. They looked really cute. I think their favorite thing was watching their skirt twirl. We even spent some time learning a little bit about the 50’s. I suppose we could have done a more in-depth education on all kinds of things that happened during that era, but we stuck to just dancing, clothes, music, and hair… all the things pertinent to their costumes.
Little Cowboy didn’t care what he was for Halloween. He isn’t at that age yet where he really gets it. So, since we already had a Superman costume, I decided that he would be The Man of Steele! I made a cape for him and slicked his hair down. He really turned out cute. And since he didn’t know who Superman was, I played some classic cartoons to show him. He took on the part very well. He loves to wear his cape and run around pretending to fly.
As for Hoss and myself, well we didn’t dress up. Its hard enough to get my kids all ready and dressed up, let alone worry about finding a costume for myself and getting dressed up. I’m content to just watch from the sidelines.
Trick-or-treating was a lot of fun. We picked a neighborhood that is pretty upscale and went there at around 5:30pm. FYI, that is the perfect time to start this neighborhood. By the time we were trying to leave, cars were bumper to bumper trying to get out. It was hectic. Little Cowboy caught on very quickly that if we approached the houses, people would put “num nums” in his “creepy” (pumpkin trick-or-treat pail). But what was even more entertaining was how he would see any costume that was supposed to be scary, and he would say, “Hi creepy!” Many times he would even shake hands with the super scary ones and exclaim, “Him Creepy!” It had me laughing. The girls were content to steer clear of the creepy costumes. I don’t blame them.
Hoss got done with work just as soon as we were leaving that neighborhood, which was jam-packed with people and cars trying to get in and out. I was so glad we arrived early. We went and picked him up and took the kids down one more street trick-or-treating, then went out to eat for dinner.
We ate at a local Chinese buffet called Empire Buffet. It’s the best Chinese food in town. They have a Mongolian bar and a sushi bar with real sushi. It’s not too bad for being a “small town” kind of place. The girls got great attention for their pretty costumes, and Little Cowboy looked very strong in his costume, to which all of the servers and cooks came round to our table to admire the great Superman! He loved the attention, although he played shy the whole time.
After that, we went back home and crashed for the night. It was a long night. And I’m glad it is over… as fun as it was!