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I wasn't going to dress up this year, which for me is rare. Last minute today I changed my mind - luckily in my closet I have a flapper-ish dress (not from a previous Halloween, my own dress somehow egads!) fishnets (always gotta have those ;) ) and a couple lengths of pearls so when I ran out today for trick or treat bags (almost a crisis - hard to find on the day you need them!) I picked up a boa on sale so I'm set!
Alicia, your whole post dazzled me! The green suite/ green screen idea; Love it!
Good for you getting your honey to dress up. I bet you two rocked it. Did you get pics?
I could kick myself, but I didn't get any pictures! I am so shocked. Really, that has never happened in my entire life as a mom not to get at least some Halloween pictures. My afternoon was packed before the party we were to attend. Scrambling to get food prepared, the kids homework done and the kids dressed (and mom, too) I have a friend that does a bring a dish party, we eat then we trick-or-treat around her neighborhood. It really was a lot of fun, but I forgot to bring my camera! Ugh! I have to count on some of my pals in hopes they got enough good ones of my kiddos, too. If so, I'll snag some to add here :)
While I was at the party last night I had a little guy pull on the very regular dress I was wearing, look to my daughter's sprayed pink and glittered hair, back to me, and say. "Um, Shawn? This is a costume party. Where is your costume?" LOL, I think I really let him down. Next year, I must get with the program. I must!
We had 4 dogs - this was the oldest, Shanti. She's been getting worse over the last month, we were just starting to talk about having her put down when my husband went into the hospital so we put it off. But yesterday she had no strength and stopped being able to get up at all and her breathing was real labored - worse than before which was already bad. So today I sat with her for a bit and I'm glad I was with her when she died. This was the first time I've had to deal with this as I wasn't raised with pets. I didn't want to wait for hubby to get home with a dead animal laying around so I sucked it up and buried her myself. Turns out I'm stronger than I thought. I wish I could say she was a good dog, lol, she was a pain in the neck. Great with people, but loved to chase anything that moved and we had to work real hard to keep her on our property. My husband actually recused her from near death as a baby - he was working in apartment maintenance and someone had skipped out leaving a litter of puppies behind. By the time they were found only 2 were barely alive. They nursed them back to health, my husband brought one home and his co worker took the other. I can't tell you how many times I've complained about that dog over the years, but she was very loyal, good with the kids if not the other dogs. She'll be missed though.
I remember hearing her story too. Still very sorry to learn of this.
On a happier note, I love the pictures you posted. I can so see that green suit being perfect for an invisible boy. You and your hubby sure do make a cute dressed up couple!
My kids were chatting about their school's upcoming storybook character day -
that then leads into costumes in general, followed by Halloween discussions.
Then, when I was hopping onto iVillage scouting for stories this morning, I saw they're already chatting the dos and and don'ts of costumes.
Check out some of these don'ts- some that make the list definitely deserve to be there!
And here's their 'do' list. Of course, it's totally up to interpretation.
Are you chatting costumes at your house yet?
Do any of you need a last minute costume idea? I saw these at this link and thought some were pretty clever and most with things we have laying around the house already.