Hey, yall -
For Halloween last year, Laney and her great friend Amya wanted to go as Mal and Evie from the Disney Channel movie The Descendants. If you're reading this and you're above the age of 12, there's no reason for you to have heard of it; you get a pass.
Laney's costume was affordable, easy, and ordered months ahead of time. With a little 99-cent purple hairspray, she was good to go do whatever the children of Disney supervillains do.
Hagen, on the other hand, wanted to be a bat. But NOT a vampire bat, and not a scary bat and DEFINITELY not Batman. A scientifically accurate bat. So he drew me a picture:
And I listened intently and took notes, like we were in a serious costume design meeting, and then I sewed some felt ears and dollar store wings on a hoodie and called it a day.
The school had a costume parade at the end of the day.
|Hagen's teacher in orange, Laney's teacher in black - all the teachers dressed as Trolls.|
...and then we went trick-or-treating in the evening with our friends the Lindauers.
Vanika has her hands full with her husband Deadpool there.
Laney and Amya wanted to hit every house in the neighborhood and would have gone all night if we'd let them. Hagen hit his usual 10 or so houses, all the while shouting "YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING ME, BECAUSE I HAVE ECHOLOCATION. LISTEN! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" and then said "That's enough candy for me. I'm done."
I was in a generally good mood all day, because I knew this was going to be the last holiday that your dad would have to miss, because he'd be home in just a few weeks.