Saturday night we had a church party to attend, so we got to put the Halloween costumes to use early! We spray painted the girls’ hair, although you can’t see the red in Strawberry Shortcake’s hair due to it being so brown already. Ah, well. Mike is wearing a red sparkly vest… and he would only do so because I told him I needed a Flamenco partner and I batted my eyelashes at him.
My red dress was my sister’s that she thrifted last year, and then we made an underskirt to make it more full and a little longer. I tried to do the “smokey eye” and failed, but I’m sure I will try again soon. My girls kept telling me how pretty my eyes and lips were. I don’t wear a lot of make up usually :)
My daughter’s school doesn’t have them dress up for Halloween, but this week is Character week, and today was Super Hero Day. My daughter doesn’t know much about super heroes, she’s never seen a movie or cartoon with them, but she does know that a bat symbol or a spider symbol means some sort of super hero. She wore her spider skirt, and I quickly sewed a bat shape (out of spider fabric) to one of her shirts late last night. I thought we would tie in Halloween on Halloween, even if the school wasn’t celebrating!
Of course, today all the girls are wearing their spider skirts.
I don’t have anything festive, but I am going to be making frosting for the sugar cookies I baked last night in order to be ready for some cookie-decorating fun when the munchkin gets home from school. I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t had much time to play with them, so I am looking forward to a little time doing that. And I’m looking forward to eating the cookies!
I’m not really good at making lunch exciting for my kids, but I was happy to sneak in mandarin oranges with a jack-o-lantern drawn on the container, string cheese made to look like a ghost, and spider olives into the munchkin’s lunch bag today. I hope she likes them! I think my crazy 3-year-old trouble maker might settle down enough to enjoy them too. I would really like to make holidays exciting! Some day we’ll go all out, but this works for now!
Happy Halloween, I hope your trick-or-treating is safe and lots of memories are made!