halloween was maybe as fun to get ready for as to experience. i altered an adult sized skirt and vest to be eliza’s costume…all with the glue gun (sewing machine was broken). we hunted for gross things for micah. we scored a vintage prom dress for naomi. jerry found his official mail uniform at the markham thrift shop last summer. i had a few costumes (one for preschool, one for the parties and by halloween all i could do was put on a wig).
eliza was a farmer-cowgirl-abram’s wife, micah was a mad scientist, naomi was an injured prom queen, jerry was a mail carrier, i was thing 2 and a scarecrow.
micah and eliza wore their costumes three days in a row. eliza’s was so dirty at the end of each day, that it was washed three days in a row. that is not how i typically function. naomi dressed up two days in a row. the younger two could wear costumes to school on friday. i like finding them with their friends and finding former preschoolers of mine.
(what about this photo of micah and friends makes me think of these guys in 10 years?)
i dressed up 7 days in a row. my costume the first 5 days was easy. i don’t have photos of myself the last two days. maybe that’s okay.
me and my co-worker, mr rob. this still makes me giggle.
we were blessed with friends and family, disappointed to feel a bit hurried between gatherings, but we had fun.
we have a dear and wise friend who encouraged me to think of halloween as the one night of they year to let the kids express themselves however they like. i tend to resist that part of halloween. but not this year. i let them buy fake blood. and use it. consider yourselves warned…
i treasure these candid photos. they show a typical interaction between these two. jerry and naomi have a great and solid way of tuning into each other. i am grateful for that.
and just to balance you out, let me close this post with the cutest ear of corn you’ll ever see:
(if you look back you’ll notice the corn harvesting farmer brother, the stalk of corn daddy and sunshine mama.)