I always go to Edgerton to spend Halloween with my children. Halloween is my Daughter and Son-in-law’s favorite holiday and of course my seven year old Gr-son gets hugely excited by the festivities. The wife of their best friends who live next door was born on Halloween so they have a birthday party for her as well. Generally they take friend’s young son trick or treating with them while friends go out to dinner.
Son-in-law really gets into Halloween and goes all out decorating his front yard and porch up as spookily as possible. His theme is a graveyard and skeletons, of course. I generally help him out by shopping the after Halloween clearance sales for his Christmas presents and getting him skeletons to add to his collection.
I haven’t hit Walgreens yet to see what they have but I think I want to get him a t-shirt with a skeleton on it if I can find it. He was wearing the one he has for part of his costume this year and it is terribly faded and ragged around the edges. Not that that is necessarily bad from his point of view, I suspect but it might be nice to get a new one he can start wearing under his mailman uniform this winter so it will have that appropriate worn out look in a couple of years. <heh>
He alternates between being a skeleton and Jack from “The Nightmare before Christmas.” He has a wonderful Jack costume and my daughter has a great Patty costume. If they could get the Gr-Son to do one of the other characters instead of a super hero it would be wonderful but of course Gr-son loves the super hero costumes. This year he was a Transformer.
Funny, I never let my kids buy costumes. Ever. And it wasn’t because we couldn’t afford them. It was because I wanted them to use their imaginations and come up with great costumes the way my brothers and I did way back when. Now you hardly ever see home made costumes and I suppose if I was my daughter I would not make my Gr-Son use his imagination either even though between his Mom, Dad and himself they could surely put together something better than that ticky tacky stuff passing for costumes.
I bought the kids a better grade of chocolates and little toys for their goody bags although I wish I had gotten them here in Madison rather than waiting until I got to Edgerton. Russel Stover’s are NOT GOOD chocolates in my opinion! I made good choices for all of them. Baby T really liked her little ladybug noise maker. She was so cute with it.
I got pictures of everything but I’m having problems with my photo program. It’s a real puzzler. Stinking ‘Puters!