So as promised, pictures and a recap from Halloween!
Any guesses what I decided to dress up as? Maybe I should have mentioned that it would be a couple's costume :) The answer?
Of course anyone who was at the wedding might have guessed this, as it's been a connection between Tom and I since we started dating. We were both huge fans growing up, I even had a ninja turtle themed 6th birthday party!
I dressed up as my favorite, Leonardo, and Tom was Raphael. And as promised, our costumes were not elaborate, but rather quick and easy (and comfortable!). There was no way that I was going to find or make shells for us to wear. Some day maybe, but I know when to cut corners and save time!
We spent Halloween night in Woburn, MA, hanging out with some friends, playing board games and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately we didn't get a ton, and most of them didn't even have costumes! My goal in life is to live in a place where I get a lot of trick-or-treaters! (and by a lot, I mean more than 10). In Vermont I lived on a dirt road where the houses were spaced pretty far apart, so we never got any. In Boston I've mostly lived in apartment buildings, where trick-or-treaters are rare. I've only lived in one apartment that had a door to the street, and I think I got about 5 a year when I lived there.
It was a bit of a bummer, because our hosts had even painted a pumpkin teal and shopped for appropriate treats to go along with it! Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project? It's fairly new, but it was created as a way to include children, for whom candy is not an option (usually because of allergies), to participate in Halloween. It's easy enough to do, and I love making kids happy and included. No one who came to the door asked specifically for non candy treats, but we gave out stickers anyway.
So even though there weren't a ton of trick-or-treaters, we had a super fun night and enjoyed showing off our costumes and playing with our "weapons!" (Especially against scary pumpkin-dog hybrids!)
Did you dress up for Halloween? Did you get any trick-or-treaters at your house?