Halloween morning dawned like this...
A freakishly beautiful sky with a double rainbow and the oddest clouds I have ever seen.
We did not go all out for their costumes because they try to take off everything at this age, including their diapers, so I figured simple is better. Introducing The Greaser and the Soc from the quintessential teen movie from my youth The Outsiders. It is gold, Pony boy.
A little disingenuous but cute. The hair product Tim brought home from RiteAid was not Three Flowers, he went with Wild Root (hair groom). It was greasy and effective.
I think I had more fun combing it through their hair and seeing it stay in one place for five minutes. My kids are fairly clean but rarely well put together, cannot say Halloween was any different.
The real joy was having their Gramma Mona here from Portland. The visit was meant to coincide with the holiday and we have decided this is a new tradition. We had a lovely early t-or-t in downtown, stumbling from business to business as they handed out candy and cooed over the kids. We hung out with our favorite friend Zac, dressed as the sheriff/cowboy.
6 months older, he was pretty good about keeping the kiddos in line and showing them that it was cool to walk up to those folks with the hug bowls of candy. Jenn is my crafty friend that whipped out his costume on her machine, and get this, he is wearing his daddy's jeans...man, they had some style back then.
We went home to eat a real dinner, which was interesting. This is the face Mason made after consuming one DumDum lolly.
Owen would not stop running.
Yeah, I have never given them candy before. They thought raisins were candy until October 31st.
After dinner we went back out to the downtown area, it was madness, like Disneyland on Saturday in July. Homes decorated to the 9s, lots of fun ones and too many scary for little ones. The boys did awesome until it was a bit too much. We ended up visiting our friends' house where they were giving out candy from the porch after the t-or-t'ers has made their way through a fairly terrifying haunted house. We circumvented it to go up and say hi and Owen climbed into my friend's lap and contentedly helped hand out candy for ten minutes. I thought it was adorable that he found the giant box of candy behind her and started handing her candy and looking at her like 'get back to your job, lady'. We kept the boys up an hour past regular bedtime than took them home to a quick bath to wash out the hair grease with a long a wonderful undisturbed night..and a late wake up...yeah, that would be 6:30 a.m. Yep, I said late.
No night time photos, I thought wrangling the kids with camera in tow would be pretty silly. maybe next year.
I have to say this has been the best Halloween I have experienced. I have always embraced the holiday in many ways. This year I had more energy than last year, we had Gramma, we had fun, we had them. I cannot wait to do it again.
Add: Almost forgot, the winner of the Guess The Costume was Jennifer. Hit the nail on the head with that one. Jennifer, I could not get to your profile, could you leave me an email with your contact info?