Josie is so - SO - so happy that Halloween is finally here!
She picked out her costume at least a month ago and has been trying it on almost weekly since it arrived in the mail. I'm fairly certain that there isn't a person alive within a 10 mile radius who doesn't know that Josie is dressing as a girl riding an ostrich for Halloween.
Unless it's a person who is talented enough to zone out the babble of an overly excited eight year old.
It IS a pretty spectacular costume.
The whole thing ingeniously fills with air from a fan located near the tail feathers:
The costume would be pretty lame without the fan (which is why we have been limiting Josie's usage until after Halloween). Once the air stops, the ostrich dies pretty quickly and the costume gets hard to figure out:
Georgia made a costume change. She decided to ditch her Greek Goddess costume and repeat her Annabeth Chase (from the Percy Jackson books) outfit instead.
I'll just put away the Greek Goddess costume and hope Josie will wear it in the future.
Sadly, it's currently raining here in Massachusetts and I took these photos quickly before the sun disappeared and darkness fell.
We had a ten minute window between coming home from school and doing homework and we lucked out that it was during those same 10 minutes that the sky cleared.
And yes, you did read that correctly - our children have homework on Halloween. Enough homework, it might be added, that I don't think we are going to have time to carve our pumpkins.
It's probably for the best, though, since we bought them about a month ago and they're more than a little rotten. I got out the sharpie markers and told the girls to decorate their pumpkins quickly before the rain came.
And that's when we realized that drawing on pumpkins is easier than carving and a whole lot less messy.
Not to mention that you can draw a whole lot more details than you can carve.
Well, than WE can carve, I mean.
They had just enough time to finish the last few details, when the rain came and I dashed back into the house:
Now we just have about an hour of homework to finish before the trick or treating begins.... oh. And I have to pick up Henry from the train station. I'd better not forget that step!
Why can't Halloween be on a Saturday?!?!