We went, as we always do, to our lovely friends house for Halloween. This year was a little different; for the first time, Fran couldn’t join us as she was working – and being big enough to have a job means you are big enough to have to swallow being at work rather than trick or treating. She went to work in her costume though which seemed to go down well with both bosses and little gymnasts 🙂
After the rather fabulous costumes the girls put hours into last year I didn’t think they could really better them, especially as I didn’t see frantic costume preparation going on. However, underneath the calm, much dressing up box and craft cupboard creativity was occurring and this is what they came up with. Thrifty too – I didn’t spend anything this year!
Maddy produced something incredibly stunning from assorted odds and ends and became a Ninja Princess of Darkness!
I’ve never seen her try this sort of look before. My word she can rock the harem pants look! She dressed in black polo top and leggings and then put a purple fabric sash over it, Fran’s dodgy dance trousers and made her knife from card. Looked fab.
Josie has a bit of a thing about bats recently and wanted to be a ‘real’ bat, rather than a spooky one. So she sewed felt on to a top and a hair band and made a felt mask and we cut up a fleece blanket that a PR company sent a while ago to make wings which she stitched to her top. All her own work (well, a bit of Maddy input!) and she looked great!
Bene didn’t dress up but he did get into the spirit of things and thoroughly enjoyed his induction into the world of approaching the houses of random strangers to take sweets 😉
We sent the kids – 4 of ours and Kate’s 2 – out with the daddy’s this year. Kate and I got to chat a bit between the door openings, which was great as we hardly see each other these days. Life is so busy somehow and a year of hardly catching up had gone by. Not that it makes any difference – real friendships can last any amount of time, can’t they?
Kate’s house is known for two important things. The first is her amazing pumpkins – she did 2 stacks of 4 this year – but Maddy and Amelie also did a great job on ours too, which are the ones in daylight 🙂
This year she had made 176 – they all went and probably close to 200 sweets I brought in reserve too! WOW!
And the evening ended, as it always does, with fish and chips and home to a happy, sweetie filled bedtime.
Our pumpkins and paper lanterns (coming soon to a craft blog near you!) were still there. Loved Maddy’s lanterns, they looked great 🙂
It was also exactly one year since Max had his eyes done. Happy one year anniversary, eyes 🙂