Dressing up for Halloween comes up periodically during the year and some of the costume idea can be quite complicated, like when Isaac and Stephen were intrigued with Egyptian mythology and Isaac wanted to dress up as one of the Egyptian gods with their many different animal body parts. In spite of all this discussion though, it was only Gabriel who stuck with his long intended plan that he made last year to dress up as a clown for Halloween. And Sebastian needed to be a clown too he said. Fortunately for me I could borrow two clown costumes from my friend Lucy and added a few extra fuzzy balls to a Santa hat for Gabriel and we were pretty much set. The only hiccup was the facepainting. As I am not one for lipstick, we had to make do with cherry flavored chapstick. Sebastian’s learning development for the use of chapstick is now greatly hindered, for he now not only tries to eat it, but applied it liberally to his cheeks and nose as well.
Jack found the missing black Batman costume not long before Halloween and decided he would be Batman. I confess to being a little disappointed he didn’t choose to wear the net Captain America costume we gave him for his birthday, but he says, “The mask isn’t comfortable.” He probably would have gotten tired of carrying his shield anyway. Isaac and Stephen remained uncommitted to a costume until the day of, in spite of my prompting that I needed time to search the thrift stores for them, so they chose from among the costumes at home. Isaac transformed into Iron Man and Stephen became the Human Torch.
After our visit in costume to HMML, which resulted in licorice candy, a bag of treats, and a quarter for each of the boys, we picked up a pumpkin. Adam took it upon himself to help the boys carve it and Jack cleaned it out with supervision from Gabriel.

We set off to trick-or-treat down the street. The multiplication factor always amazes me, both in buying for five boys and in receiving gifts and candy. We only went down the side road, but we gathered plenty of treats. To quote Stephen, “Every day will be fun now, because we have enough candy to last until our birthday!” It will at least last until the Christmas parade.


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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2 Responses to Halloween

  1. Grandaddy says:

    Thanks for the pics and the blog!!!

  2. What a great little crew you have!! Sounds like you guys had so much fun. Love you!

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