Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Daze

Halloween just never gets old. Holden decided he wanted to be a sniper, so we went to work making a ghillie suit. We didn't get it all completed, but we put in about 12 or more hours on it. Here's the definition of ghillie suit from wikipedia: A ghillie suit, yowie suit, or camo tent is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of cloth or twine, sometimes made to look like leaves and twigs, and optionally augmented with scraps of foliage from the area. We had a lot of fun talking while making the suit and even listened to some fun music and took breaks to dance around the room. But by the third day we were pretty bored of it. We made it using burlap which we had to take apart or we used jute string, but either way was a lot of work.

Camden borrowed a friend's white ninja costume and he looks really adorable. He did not want to wear shoes, even though I got him some cool camo boots to wear.

On Friday night Holden and Cliff went to a haunted house and to shoot pretend zombies with a friend while Camden and I stayed home to carve a cool pumpkin with a neighbor friend. It was a lot of fun! Saturday is our night in Iowa to trick or treat and that was fun as well. The weather was perfect for it. Both boys collected enough candy to last a few months. Cliff and I took turns taking them door to door. I passed out candy for an hour. Mellie, a neighbor friend came over to see if I needed help or wanted to go with her door to door. The boys were out with Cliff and when they came home we took off with the dog and left the candy on the steps with a note for the kids who came by for candy. Cliff was tired so he stayed in to take it easy. He had to get up for work at 3am this morning.

I'm really pleased how well our Halloween weekend went. I love fall and all the traditions we have. It was fun to see neighbors, yard decorations, and the haunted places people make in their garages or yards. One thing we noticed this year that was different were all the people not home or not passing out candy. Candy prices were really high this year and with the night to go door to door being on a Saturday a lot of people were busy. For the 20% of people home, it was fun anyway! Also, our dog, Shadow loved going door to door with the boys and she helped me greet people when they came to the door. She made it really special, even though she did not wear a costume. I wore my witch hat and did my best to get into the spirit of Halloween.

Happy Halloween!


juliecache said...

haven't been commenting, but i enjoy all your posts.

Heather's Moving Castle said...

I know what you mean, Julia! I love reading blogs, but commenting does kinda take the fun out it. I always feels so dopey when I comment. ;O)

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I really love kids wearing a Halloween military costume, it's kind of unique and cute for me to see and it's really fun to see them a camouflage clothing.