And there goes another Halloween! I was talking with my neighbor and we were marveling at the fact this is ninth year that Andy and her son, Paul, have been trick or treating together. Most likely, this was the last year. ::::sniff::::
This year, Paul and Andy went off on their own. Their “third musketeer,” Connor, is now 14 and 6′ tall. He opted to stay home. He was missed. He did come by post trick-or-treat to help *ahem* sort candy. That boy is a giver. 😉 Mike and I are lost with no little kids so, we trailed around the neighborhood with Paul’s little brother, Preston, and his parents. It was fun to trick or treat without having to actually pay attention! And, Preston’s group of kids was comprised of the 7 and under group so we were home by 8:00. Nice.
You can’t really see it, but Preston is a wolf. I made a similar costume for Andy when he was younger. Multiple stuffed animals were sacrificed (in a decent, respectful way) for this costume. Notice his feet – I managed to keep the claws on! It was cool here, but not cold enough for the scarf. The scarf tied it all together – pun intended. Oh well. It was fun to make a little kid costume again. Who needs costumes next year?
Sorry to be gone so long. Every time I think about posting, I realize that what I feel like typing is mean or grumpy or both. I’m going to work harder on that in November. Less mean and grumpy, more whatever it is I normally am.
I hope you’re all doing well. Sending hugs and lots of sympathy for those of you in the northeast that were hit by Sandy. We’ve had a few LONG power outages here from hurricanes. It sucks to be hot, but nothing’s worse, in my opinion, than being cold. I hope you all have fires or generators or neighbors with one or the other who are willing to share.