Happy Halloween

I suggested the kids decorate paper bag to use for trick-or-treating. I was thinking happy Jack O’Lanterns. I was rather surprised to find the kids all getting into the fun of making the scariest pictures they could. Bella made a scary witch and ghost, so did Sophie. Ben asked me to draw him a witch and a pumpkin. I also made a pumpkin bag for Anthony.





They were all so very excited about trick-or-treating. Ben wore his new knight’s costume, but used the shield he made at the Higgins Armory Museum rather than the one that came with his costume. Sophie was a fairy princess. I’m not sure you can see her wings. I was amused that she opted for a paper tiara from her Disney Princess coloring book rather than the one that came with her princess dress or the rhinestone one I gave her. Bella was a princess too. I would love to get all creative making them costumes, but I don’t have the time or energy. I’m so glad they are satisfied with dressing up from their dress up stash. Anthony was going to go as a cook, but he decided he wanted to stay home after our first trick-or-treaters showed up in scary masks. It was just as well because it was drizzling out and they walked quite a way with Dom. (I stayed home and read Pooh stories to Anthony and Lucia and handed out candy.






Today is Dom’s birthday.

4 Responses to Happy Halloween

  1. scotch meg October 31, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Happy birthday to your husband!

    The kids look wonderful.

    Tonight I had my very, very last trick-or-treat child. He was pretty half-hearted about it and only went out for about half an hour after a music rehearsal. He almost didn’t go because he was having trouble thinking of a costume. In the end, he put on black pants, black jacket, and a black winter mask, strapped on an Asian-style sword (a real sword!) from his brother. Voila – a ninja. Took about five minutes to assemble once he thought of it. Very much the best last costume we ever had. The runner-up was the beret-and-eyeliner-moustache Frenchman with the watercolor brush behind his ear.

    Simple, what you have on hand costumes are the best. Period.

  2. Carol November 1, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Your kids look so cute. My memory of Halloween in New England is having to wear a winter coat over my costume, and praying for a warm Halloween so I wouldn’t have to do that.

    • Melanie Bettinelli November 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      We are having a warm snap right now. Last week I was in wool socks and sweaters. But for Halloween itself it was shirt sleeves weather. A bit of damp and some wind, but very mild. In fact today the kids were barefoot at the beach!

  3. Enbrethiliel November 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm #


    I love that they are using their dress up clothes! =D When I was younger, I had no dress up clothes, although I must have had a bunch of costumes from Halloweens, parties and school productions. Why my mother never let me play with them, although we certainly weren’t saving them for special occasions, I don’t know!

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