Last night's festivities were great. The whole day was a celebration with the little girls having a preschool "show" and party, the older girls having parties, dinner at a restaurant in costume, our little family ritual, and trick-or-treating. We did not have any photos to add to our altar this year.
It is always so fun to see the neighborhood on Halloween night with all the decorations, music, families, and costumes. The girls must have said "just one more house" about 10 times before they finally were ready to come home and warm up. I left "tricks" in a box with a note saying "help yourself" while we were gone trick-or-treating. I gave out spiders, skeleton book marks, pencils, and erasers. The most popular costume was a pirate, followed closely by princesses.
I was very happy to have finally been able to be Marie Antoinette. I've been collecting the pieces for many years now and this was the year it all came together.
Maya was a little embarrassed when I picked her up from reading club, and was uneasy about going into the restaurant. When she saw the waitstaff in costume, she lightened up.
Now it's November 1st and we have nothing scheduled until this evening's ballet. Sometimes, that's a good feeling. However, it also means there are no excuses for avoiding chores! So, here I go...