I tried talking the children into a family theme costume this year, like we could all be characters from a movie or book, for example. Unfortunately, Sam and Natalie could not agree on a single theme and negotiations broke down when Sam wanted to be a zombie and Natalie wanted all of us to be princesses. So, the boys went as a Mad Scientist (Joe), a robot (Sam--although, many people thought was an astronaut because he also wore his NASA helmet), and a little monster (Henry, who also had a cute pumpkin costume, which he wore to Pumpkin Palooza).
The girls went as Cinderella (Natalie) and Old Cinderella (me...originally, I was supposed to be the Fairy Godmother, but Natalie nixed that idea while we were trick-or-treating and told me we were both Cinderella).
|Before trick-or-treating, Sam put on some glow in the dark face paint and Natalie requested a bear nose and blue eyeshadow to go with her Cinderella costume. Lala and Papa Dan dressed up as hippies and did some door-belling with us.|