The Halloween with no theme

Say hello to Miss India (costume courtesy of Ane’s friend Gracie, who brought it back with her from India):

Here’s a close-up.  Notice the bindi and the missing teeth.  She lost the top left tooth on Halloween morning.  Her mouth looked like a jack o’lantern’s.

(On a side note, all I can think about when she smiles is the future orthodonture bill.  <shudder>)

Say hello to Dr. Rocky Strong, shark expert and diver:

He’s swimming in tropical waters, so all he needs to swim is a Lightning McQueen rashguard and swim trunks.  (Work with me, people!)  He has his snorkel and goggles (courtesy of Target’s after summer clearance sales), and a bucket full of sharks (great white, hammerhead, and blacktip reef).

And…. meet our newest incarnation of Stitch!

He’s wearing the same costume that Ane wore for her first Halloween and Tad wore for his second Halloween (he was only 2 months old for his first one, so far too small for this costume).  I now feel completely at ease with the $30 I initially spent for this costume, because I’ve made it work for at least 3 kids.

This was our Halloween with no theme… also known as “the Halloween where Mom refuses to spend any money because Dad is unemployed.”

We visited the neighbors, and then drove over to Obachan’s place.

And this being Obachan, the kids got rice candy and senbei at her house.

Then we met up with the whole crowd at Grandma and Gichan’s, where Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa had also come to see the kids.  There was candy and crazy, especially since poor Auntie had just gotten back from a softball tournament in California.

The rain held off, so we were able to trick-or-treat in relatively decent weather.  However, it was starting to sprinkle by the time we got home.  And three VERY tired children went straight to bed, with visions of pumpkins dancing in their heads.

It was a fun Halloween – even if it was themeless.

2 Responses to “The Halloween with no theme”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    November 1st, 2010 09:17

    Sounds like a good time was had by all! The costumes are just right! And who needs boughten costumes when hand-me-downs are so much fun? Love the shark doc.

  2. Ressis
    November 2nd, 2010 07:48

    We didn’t have a theme either, unless sparkly and girly can be a theme.