I started planning Wilson's costume in my head in August... A lego. It made so much sense because it's what he loves the most right now. I knew from last year that Wilson would want to be anything but what I suggested and that his ideas would change every two days. So I had to intervene early and make him think this was his idea or Halloween would be a logistical nightmare.
Well, I did convince him (after talking him out of being a lego truck, because how would we even manage?). And then two weeks before, I started back peddling--because, somehow, finding and painting a box felt like the biggest obstacle in the world to climb. And I am.not.supermom.
So I found a $4 Dino costume at a consignment sale and started my pleading. You would be so scary! You could growl! You have a tail! Charlie will think it's funny! Look at this funny head! Nope, I want to be a lego. You could wear face paint--Face paint? I want to be a Dino.
Face paint for the win!
We had a Halloween party in our back yard for our students on Thursday night. I asked Andrew if he could build a firepit...you know, like dig a hole in the ground and throw some wood in. And this is what I get, because this guy doesn't just dig holes!
Charlie and I dressed up as mama and joey kangaroo and there's just nothing quite like a baby in animal ears.
Friends in our backyard is among my most favorite things, so that night was perfect. Chili, twinkling lights overhead, a fire crackling in the background... Hello, Fall!
For school, Wilson needed a "potty friendly" costume so Amazon Prime and Auburn football saved the day. And Charlie's kangaroo onesie and white duct tape made him into a cute little accessory for some priceless pictures.
We spent Halloween night in a nearby neighborhood with friends and Wilson got to go door to door with two of his bests: Benji and James.
We headed back home to eat dinner and look through the loot. I told W to pick out one piece for the night and would you believe he picked the tiniest little tootsie roll?