One of my favorite things from this year was singing old Halloween songs from my childhood.
My kids especially loved this song- which is frankly just...... well, horid. Yet I remember singing this song and my kids loved it! It is almost guaranteed to make you laugh because it is so bad.
We also listened to a lot of, "What are you going to be on Halloween Night?"........
And it also just so happened that my kids each chose a character from this song.
Peyton had her costume picked out for forever, and knew exactly how she wanted it to be. A sheet ghost! It had to be scary too. Honestly, she only wanted her eyes cut out but I knew that probably wouldn't fly all night for a 5 year old, so we did improvise a little with her permission of course.
Jovie on the other hand was pretty set on being a black cat for most of the beginning of October. However, somewhere along the lines she got being a witch in her head and never looked back once she committed to it and told anyone and everyone she was going to be "a scary witch." And once I painted Peyton's face, she just had to have her face painted too.
Halloween we split our time between our ward Halloween party with a fun (real) hay ride, games, bounce houses, and then meeting with some friends in a nearby neighborhood for some real trick or treating. The kids were awesome and had so much fun with their besties! I am really greatful for the friends we've made and the friends the kids have. They are wonderful kids!
Wes and I didn't feel like we had enough reason to dress up so we were a bunch of bums this year, but hope to do something again next year.
Then trick or treating time with our friends. It was an absolutley fabulous night.