Usually Halloween is by far my least favorite holiday. To prove my point I had bought nothing up till yesterday in regards to the kids' costumes. We have a couple of plastic tubs of costumes and I figured they would suffice. In the end I went to Wal-Mart and bought some red and black t-shirts, fake mustaches, silk flowers, face paint, and colored hair spray.
I have to admit that helping the kids with their costumes turned out to be a lot of fun.
Andrew, Paul, and Jonny were very happy with their painted faces. Poor Jonny has poison oak on his right ear so he was not feeling so hot.
Look at Ju-Leah! (She has poison oak too.)
I feel so bad. I put this mustache on Oliver after watching Dennis put one on. He cried when I took it off him because of his rash on his cheeks. Thankfully he forgave me.
Anastasia was a Southern Belle.
Sveta and Anna were Flower Power Girls.
Oliver allowed this costume on for five minutes. Then he was done! Galina dressed up as a gum chewing, wild hair dresser.
Rachel was a cow girl!
Paul was Shrek! It was such a blessing to see how much fun he had.
Dennis went as Spiderman minus the heels.
Nolan was a little goldfish. This was his first time trick-o-treating. He was scared going up to the houses when he heard dogs barking. Little by little he began to enjoy himself.
Annalyn was our graduate.
Half of a group photo.
Alex was Tigger!
I took Alex, Dennis, and Nolan to a few house right around our cul-de-sac. John took the older kids further out into the neighborhood. Together the kids collected tons of candy. Rather than each of them have their own stash, we put all the candy together in a big bowl and keep it in the kitchen. Each day the kids can have a few pieces.
Tomorrow I am taking 13 kids on a field trip all by myself.
Lord please give me energy and patience!