Halloween 2010

With all the camping we did in October, we didn't have much time to prepare for Halloween. So we just did our usual 15-minutes of preparation, dug some old costumes out, and tried to round up some candy. We didn't even carve the pumpkins this year -- no time!

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Wannie got to wear the pumpkin-baby costume from 1998...

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...but Gater didn't have a costume to wear at all. We had this "princess" dress that Miss Rose used to wear when she was two or three, and I had a bunch of felt (still do, actually) so I whipped up this little cape and hood for Gater, gave her a basket, and she was good to go.

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Bert in 2000's football costume

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Wannie suits the pumpkin costume, don't you think? All that roundness.

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Somehow we stretched the lion costume that Bert wore last year, over Roks' 18-inch-taller frame, and it worked ok. He liked it.

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And Miss Rose wore her prairie dress, which is really and truly too small for her these days.
Joman opted out of costume-wearage and handed out candy with me, instead.

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Everybody thought the girls were way too cute.

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Visiting with neighbors. They always have a fire pit and scary music, and good candy. They usually get our kids a special little treat, like coloring books and crayons. Sweet! Halloween, while absolutely not my favorite holiday, is my favorite time to catch up with the neighbors -- some of whom we've known since school days.

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Here is JK, a friend who came to trick-or-treat with the group of good friends who live at the end of the street.
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It has been a real blessing for our family and our children to have these good, creative, fun friends.

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Fun times! But what to do with the pumpkins we didn't carve?
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