If you live in Michigan you buy your Halloween costume a size too big so you can fit a layer of long underwear, jeans and a sweatshirt underneath. You also need a mask that fits over a stocking cap. If it’s a really bad year, you might have to work in snow boots and gloves.
This year the three layers and some umbrellas were enough for the damp, gray, breezy weather last night.
David loved his Iron Man costume. One little kid walked up to him wide-eyed and said, “Are you the real Iron Man?” Then he asked David to take his mask off to prove that he wasn’t really Iron Man.
Wade was thrilled to be Thomas the Train. He’s obsessed with all things train. We saw a train on the track when we were out trick-or-treating, and we had to stop and watch for 10 minutes. He was more interested in that than in candy.
Then night before Halloween we carved our pumpkins. Both boys joined in.
Wade liked the messy insides more than David.
This was the first year Wade was old enough to help with the pumpkin carving.
Wade can make a big mess with a glass of water, so of course he couldn’t clean the pumpkins without getting it all over himself.
He’s lucky he’s so cute.