Alidia had been planning on being a ballerina for Halloween. Two days before she switched to a cat. Then Halloween morning she was opting for the monkey costume from last year. When it was time to get dressed it was the bunny that won. And she was a cute little bunny. She carried a little mirror around admiring her nose until it was time to leave the house. And she definitely had the most endurance of the crew when it came to trick-or-treating. She wanted to hit as many houses as possible and there was no fear of spooky decorations once she knew there was candy involved in making it to the front door.
Aviana always chooses her costume early. And always sticks to her guns no matter how unique or difficult it may be to come up with the pieces to the costume. This year, however, was simple. She found a hand-me-down dress when we were unloading boxes and instantly declared that it was to be her Halloween costume. I thought she wanted to be a princess or Tinkerbell, but she said she was a dancer. As it all came together I thought she looked like Esmeralda, a sort of gypsy dancer. She loved it! The curls, the makeup, the knocking on doors, handing out candy, she embraced it all with her usual contagious joy!
And just when I thought he had come to a decision......a wolf....... I heard tears and saw pieces of grey costume being flung to the floor. Apparently he was told that there wasn't time to make a mask for his wolf costume. And that was the end of that, no penciled in nose and whiskers would do for him.