I Love Halloween, part 2021

Greetings from Minecraft Steve, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Roy Kent, and Keely Jones! Halloween 2021 is in the books, and we had a blast. This year was the first time since 2014 that we didn’t do a family-themed costume. I was a little bit sad that the day had finally come, but I knew it was only a matter of time. I’m not losing hope that someday in the future we’ll find ourselves back with a family costume again, but in the meantime, my wonderful, understanding, good-natured husband has told me that he’s down to dress up with me no matter what I want to do. <3 Thanks, Smoopsys, you’re the best. <3

Zachary went as Steve from Minecraft. He’d known since late August that he wanted to be a character from Minecraft but had changed his mind as to who/what he wanted to be several times. First, he wanted to be a Creeper, then Steve, then Steve(?)/some warrior in diamond armor, then back to Steve again, lol. Alex originally wanted to be Doc McStuffins, so back at the end of September/beginning of October, I ordered him a lab coat, the Doc McStuffins medical kit, and Hallie, Stuffy, Lambie, and Chilly. Last week, approx. 8 days before Halloween, Alex changed his mind and wanted to go as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for the second year in a row. I was concerned about finding him a costume with so little time, but we got lucky and found one. He was THRILLED when he tried it on. It’s a little small on him heightwise, but it worked. Both kids were so happy and confident in their costumes this year, and that’s all that matters. 🙂

Jay’s family joined us. We went to our neighborhood’s trunk-or-treat and then came back to our house for some pizza and the fire pit. Two neighbors were dressed as Ted Lasso and Roy Kent, so we took a picture with them. It was so funny! At 6:45 p.m., Zachy Lou and I joined his friends and their parents who live in the neighborhood behind us for some trick-or-treating. This was Zach’s first time doing “real” trick-or-treating, walking door-to-door with friends. He. Had. A. Blast. It was so neat to see him exert some independence and watch him interact with friends. He kept saying how much fun he had as we walked back home.

We cut through the woods (backyard-to-backyard) with flashlights and he asked me what time it was.

“It’s 8:06,” I responded.
“Oh. I thought it was so much later!”

He was asleep by 8:20 p.m., lol. This morning, he showed his little brother all of the candy and a little toy he got, beaming with pride. Jay and I finished the evening around the fire pit with a bourbon and a martini. It was a really nice Halloween.

What did you do for Halloween? Let me know in the comments! I love talking about Halloween!

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