Thursday, November 5, 2009
I love, love, love Halloween! I mean, I would probably love Columbus Day if everyone dressed up. The Halloween experience is even better here in my tiny town because we have a parade. The whole town shuts down for kids in costumes and marching bands to parade past. And even though it isn't openly discussed there is a costume competition. Well, since I love Halloween and have a son who picks crazy costume choices like sting ray, scary crab with lights, and robot shark I must make costumes. Sadly, my sweet daughter wanted to be a garden fairy which is way too easy, but Noah asked for a spider.
So, Noah's spider is bike helmet covered in trash bag and styrofoam eyes. With a backpack base to hold his pipe insulation arms and giant trash bag abdomen. I loved it, he loved it, the less than creative college student judges did not love it, but it is o.k. I'll have my husband fail them :)
I was a queen bee, but I didn't have time to make the elaborate crown I had planned because I was sick. I was indeed sick, but I wouldn't think of wearing a coat over my costume during the parade and I actually landed up very sick. So, I had a high fever during the after party and for the next few days, but Halloween is always worth it.