October 31, 2013

Halloween 2014

Bones INSISTED he had to dress up to go to school today. Going to a high school of the arts... this seems to be mandatory. Whereas in regular public schools, maybe a kid here or there might be extroverted enough to dress for Halloween, at an art school, something is seriously wrong if you DON'T dress.

So Bones had a list of morph suits he was interested in and this one was near the top of his list...

Bones Halloween 2013 for School.jpg

Sure enough, I picked him up from school and there were kids in homemade costumes, store bought, and some seriously imaginative. All the teachers dressed up too.

Honestly... there are times I think every day is dress up day at his school.


And with the pumpkin theme going on... I post them every year. We have this years pumpkin that my husband carved:

Pumpkin 2013.jpg

And when he glows:
Glow pumpkin2.jpg

The boys... really wanted a pumpkin that was vomiting. Well, let me restate... BONES really wanted a pumpkin that was vomiting. Last night they carved it out and saved the innards in a bag, so I essentially had pumpkin vomit in my fridge last night.

They had their dad buy some beer (I made beer bread for dinner to go with chili... sounds great except it's still 80 degrees outside...) and they took an empty bottle and some cans and made Drank Too Much and Threw Up Pumpkin:

Vomit Pumpkin 2013 number 2.jpg

The boys miss going trick or treating, or rather they miss the candy... not all the work to get it.

Bones likes to hide in the bushes and try to scare the bigger kids... but we get fewer and fewer kids every year as the kids all have grown up.

It's odd when a neighborhood ages...

Posted by Boudicca at October 31, 2013 08:39 PM

"It's odd when a neighborhood ages..."

In a couple years you'll start seeing all their kids.

Posted by: Pogue at November 1, 2013 04:48 AM

Yep... my oldest didn't want to trick or treat last night. I was sad.

Posted by: vwbug at November 1, 2013 04:53 AM

"It's odd when a neighborhood ages..."

That's when I know I've been in one place too long.

Love the costume and pumpkins!

Posted by: pam at November 1, 2013 08:49 AM

I would have loved sitting outside Bone's school just watching all the costumes. I'm not creative in the least, nor do I particularly want to wear a costume, but I love seeing what other people come up with. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at November 1, 2013 10:21 AM

You have a wonderfully creative family! Love the pumpkins. :)

Our youngest son would have trick-or-treated until he was 30 if we hadn't stopped him. I told him when your voice changes and you have facial hair and are 6 feet tall, people won't find you cute - and they might even find you frightening! I tried to take the sting out of it by making him up a bag of candy, and we spent the evening playing board games and watching movies. All in all, I think it turned out pretty well. But it was "different" ... and I admit I will miss the childhood excitement as well.

Posted by: PeggyU at November 2, 2013 11:42 AM