masks and wings and the candy tax

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Hello friends!

Sharing a few photos from our (delayed due to severe weather) Halloween last night!

We walked around just the four of us and my Mom joined us for a little while, too. I made the kids’ masks using patterns from Oxeyedaisey on Etsy (my first attempts at hand stitching and I am dangerously addicted!), and my sister and I made wings for our girls based on a pair we first saw here, which were evidently originally created here. (I haven’t had my sewing machines out in a while, and because of the hard months we’ve had recently, this was super therapeutic and productive at the same time!).

It was a super sweet evening to spend with my family. Thankful for warmish weather, friendly faces, and surprisingly tasteful costumes all around this year!
curb sitting fox and owl masks kissyfacefox mask horizontal owl and daddy owl set fox and grandma red tree set wings

Do y’all impose a parental “candy tax” on your kids’ hauls? Because we absolutely do.

[past years of costume wins and otherwise]
2008 – Cowboy and Ladybug
2009 – Reepicheep and Madeline
2010 – Spider and Peacock
2011 – Jango Fett and a cow/lamb
2012 – Hello Kitty Cowgirl and Boba Fett

Happy November, friends!

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7 Responses

  1. MinneMama 2 November 2013 at 9:43 am

    This was the first year we took our kids trick or treating. I told my kids that all the chocolate was for dad and mom. But apparently we’ve got a good neighborhood because almost all of the candy was chocolate! Thankfully, one of our neighbors had full size candy bars for the adults!

  2. Micaela C 2 November 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Great costumes!!! Did your whole neighbourhood delay trick or treating, then? We had severe weather too but everyone just braved it. Delaying would be much smarter!

    We have sooo much candy but our two year old is content to play with it and just eat the couple of pieces we allow him a day. I told my husband we can probably just get rid of all his toys and just let him play with candy and he’d be happy.

    • raechelm 4 November 2013 at 7:51 pm

      Hey Micaela! Yep – the weather was threatening a tornado, so a lot of neighborhoods in our town delayed a day. So glad they did because Thursday weather was awful and friday weather was gorgeous!

      And yes – so much candy it’s crazy. We finally told the kids they could pick five pieces for the week and budget them at will :)


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