November 14, 2011
A Gnome, a Vampire, & a Wizard. Last minute Halloween Costumes.
Beau got to be the wizard he wanted to be. I made a wizard hat, he reused a witch cloak from when Lilly was little. It just needed a few repairs. We painted a small stick / branch black, wrapped some silver ribbon around one end, & he had a wand.
He tossed on a tie & some fake glasses to look a bit more like he might be heading off to Hogwarts. And he loved it. He had fun turning a few people into goons.
We got a nice early start trick-or-treating. Made it to all of our favorite stops. Got lots of candy. And were back home at an acceptable hour for a school night. Overall it was unhurried, easy, and fun.
I should note that this was Mason & Eric's first year not celebrating Halloween. They stayed home & did homework.