Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween in a nutshell

Here is our unruly bunch. Leah was the most proud and the most practiced Rapunzel since Mandy Moore. And Samuel was a cute little pirate named Jake. All we are missing is the cowlick. Audrey was my little Dalmation this year, as was Samuel when he was that age. I am pretty impressed with myself for sewing Leah's and Samuel's costumes, the Jake vest I made without a pattern. I did Jake for $0 and Rapunzel for about $15 (except for the hair...that was pricey). I also did a couple comissioned costumes this year--pictures coming soon, but that is why I didn't have time to make a costume for myself. Oh, well, it was fun, and we have 365 days to get ready for next year....



At our house we have the law of candy consecration, which means that all Halloween loot goes into one candy bucket from which all can pick their one peice after dinner. This serves a couple purposes: it helps us monitor the candy, it eliminates posessiveness and "fairness" of who got more tootsie rolls or pixie sticks, and most importantly it give the grown ups equal access to the candy.





























3 comments:

Rebecca Reid said...

aw, so cute! I love the law of consecration on Halloween candy.

In addition to all that Paul got from ward trick or treat and preschool, we have all the candy I bought for handing out left. I think I only gave away about 40 pieces and I had a huge 140 piece bag of candy from Meijer. Sigh. I am not feeling well from all candy I've been eating...

Petersen Palace said...

cute! I have yet to post pics too. But don't worry, I will brag about you! :)

Jamie J Stansfield said...

LOVE IT! Can i take some sewing lessons from you pretty please? I need help with new baby BOY's super fun list of things to make before he comes in April!