A year ago at this time we had just finished remodeling the kitchen. The last thing I wanted to think about was Halloween, but we came up with some sewing-free costumes and even carved a pumpkin.
This year I was so excited to sew costumes. Some of the kids settled on their costume plans months ago, so I had lost of time to plan and prepare.
Megan was the last to decide what she wanted to "bee". I was so tickled with her decision, and it was fun to plan how to make it. The wings made out of tulle are my favorite part. Well, that and her darling smile.
This was my first time ever making a costume just for Kit. So much fun!
Michael has now officially been three students from Hogwarts. This year he chose Cedric Diggory.
Hogwarts Champion in the Triwizard Tournament
Nathan also wanted to be a Hogwarts student.
He chose Neville Longbottom . . .
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows . . .
because by getting rid of the snake, Neville is a huge part of getting rid of Voldemort.
Liz chose a character from one of her favorite books, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.
I found the hat and shirt several months ago, then made the skirt last week. She crocheted the goose.
She even just bought the entire Books of Bayern series for herself.
And Molly even got a costume too.
The kids love Halloween and dressing up.
And they are pretty silly.
Brian and I kept it pretty simple this year. Our X-ray shirts show what is in our stomach. Ice cream for me, and bacon for Brian.
Monday night for FHE we went to visit the great grandparents. I wish I had taken a picture at Calls. Nathan played some violin (Hedwig's Theme and a couple of hymns) and it was fun to visit. Grandma had little bags for us to fill with cookies. Yum!
We had a nice visit to Grandma Houghton's too. The kids had an impromptu costume parade and enjoyed plenty of treats.
We loved visiting Grandma. She sure loves Halloween.