Sunday, February 3, 2013


It's Valentine's Day in less than two weeks.  So I might as well post about Halloween, right?

Good, I'm glad you're coming with me on that.

So far, I've been able to get away with going through costumes on 50% clearance November 1st to get the next year's costume for our kids, but I think this might be the last year I've gotten away with it because Kendra is starting to have her own opinions about what she wants to do.  Also our family is getting big enough that we can pull off sweet, sweet family themes for Halloween and that sounds like a whole lotta fun to me.

The costume I found last year in Kendra's size was one of Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon (which, in our humble opinion, is all-around one of the finest films that's come out in a long, long time--I'm looking at you, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).  She's familiar enough with it that she was excited, especially when we found the perfect accessory for her:

I ask you, how epic is that axe??  It was a very exciting thing in our house.

She was excited to show it off.  When we dressed her up a few days before the big event, we realized that Elliot also has a coordinating piece for this theme...

But I got worried that Kendra might start thwacking him with her sweet, sweet axe so we went with our originally planned costume: the Tenth Doctor.

Dr. Who? "I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the Constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old and I'm the man who is gonna save your lives and all 6 billion people on the planet below!"

Elliot was very enthusiastic about his very own Sonic Screwdriver, but he was less into the actual Trick-or-Treating.  This was the first year that Kendra was aware of what was going to happen before the fact and was looking forward to it for weeks.  She had a lot of fun:

We didn't actually stay out very long, we only stayed in our complex and hit ten apartments or so.  Frankenstorm was still blowing through and it was pretty windy.  We had fun, though.  When we ran into a little girl a year or two older than Kendra dressed up as a mermaid complete with red wig, she gasped and whispered, "It's Ariel..."  Adorable!

Daddy stayed behind to pass out candy, and he and Paxton held up the fort pretty well.


Jacqueline said...

How sweet is that!? That little girl is growing up.

Danielle said...

Dude, How to Train Your Dragon is one of the BEST movies ever! Love it! And her Astrid costume is sweet! I love her character in the movie and K looks adorable!