Where does the time go?

It feels like Halloween just happened, so iI’m shocked that we’re already halfway through November. I promised costume photos, and I shall not disappoint. Sorry to have made you wait. I’m obviously not the ‘insta’ kinda of person.

The weekend before Halloween, a local haunted house does a ‘lights on’ version during the day with less jump-out-and-scare-you stuff for ‘fraidy cats and kids. Joe’s parents took the boys, and it sounds like everybody had a good time. Plus they got a picture with this hearse.

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When the 31st came, the boys were ready. Sometimes there are last minute costume or character adjustments, but this year they stuck with their initial plans: A vampire and a pirate.

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So dapper. “I’m not Dracula, I’m just a vampire,” he kept telling everyone who answered their doors.

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He. loved. his new hook hand. After trying to make several for himself over the years, I finally bought him a “real” one.

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I was Lucy AKA Wyldstyle from the Lego Movie.

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Joe threw on my wig from last year, so we were all quite festive.

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Our first (or last, depending on the year) stop is always some socializing at Donna and Dale’s next door. This year the boys had fun with the super recliner.

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My favorite part of Halloween is this guy. It’s a real pumpkin on his head. He walks around the neighborhood all night playing accordion, and I just think it’s fantastic.

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The next weekend, we had a visit from Grandma and Grandpa!

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They were lucky enough to be in town for a stuffed animal clinic a local Vet put on as a fundraiser for the boys’ school. Ted and Bear Bear went in for a check-up.

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This guy was incredible. We four couldn’t stop squealing, because it was so darn cute.

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The bear’s are all healthy!

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On a final note, and completely off-topic: Henry wore Joe’s pants the other day. And it was wonderful.

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