It's always hard for me to post Halloween pictures in a timely manner because as most of you know, I am always busy decorating for Christmas the night of and the morning after. However, since I was gifted with a nice four-day weekend to get everything accomplished, I've actually got it together!!
Gracie's costume this year was actually one of my all-time favorites. It was a classic, and she looked brilliant!! Mary Poppins herself would be quite proud. I have to admit spending $45 dollars on that official Mary Poppins umbrella hurt when we went to see the play years ago, and she cried and begged for it. However, it really came in handy when she decided to play the icon for Halloween.
Jax's costume on the other hand? Well, it made his Daddy proud. I had so many ideas of my own, but when he decided to be a clone trooper from Star Wars, his Daddy was almost moved to tears. Don't make the mistake of calling him a storm trooper though. It gets him all bothered, and you definitely get the wrong in of that gun thingy-whatever it is!
Needless to say, Mary Poppins and Clone Troopers do not always see eye-to-eye.
This year we had an extra visitor for Trick or Treat. My parents' dog, "Cookie," joined us for the fun. The kids wanted him to walk the neighborhood with us. I'm sure you are not surprised to hear that he got more attention than the kids. I mean look at him. Really?! How stinking cute!? We had perfect strangers stop to take pictures.
I didn't get dressed up to trick-or-treat, my mind was already decorating for Christmas. However, I did get in the spirit for school the day before. All of the teachers were dalmatians this year, and our principal played the part of Cruella Devil. It was too much fun! Notice the shape of the spots. Had to pay tribute to Mickey somehow!!