Since Sunday, my son hasn't taken off his costume. I thought it would be a good idea to try it on to make sure it fit so we didn't have any last minute crisis. Ah, now I know why I see kids out with their parents dressed in their costumes days before Halloween.
This year, my son is going to be Spiderman. My daughter will be a princess. I thought my son was a horse last year, but he was a beetle or something creepy like that. My daughter was a lady bug. She's about ready to cry in this photo for some reason. I think it is because my MIL was standing behind me when I took this photo. At this age (14 months), my daughter would cry if my MIL was anywhere around. In fact, when my MIL came in the house that Halloween, my daughter was sitting in her high chair eating dinner. My MIL yelled, "Hello," as she stopped on the porch to take off her shoes. My daughter just heard her voice and burst out crying!
Busy day today. Have to dig out the trick-or-treat bags, clean the house (PIL will be here), get the candy in the pumpkin candy bowl and still manage to get dinner on the table. I'm fixing dinner just so my PIL don't think I starve the kids, since the kids could probably survive on just candy and adrenaline for the next 24 hours.
We'll spend some time with the PIL, then go door-to-door for awhile, then run over to my aunt's and then run to another aunt's/uncle's.
Days like this make me wish I had developed a hankering for alcohol.
Ghost in the Graveyard (from Martha Stewart)
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.