A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is a big thing in our house.
Over the years we have put a lot of work into our costumes and start thinking about it in the summer (if not November 1st). And over the past 4 years we have made wheelchair costumes as well.

 Here is a review over the years:
2014, last year we had Elsa and Michaelangelo with his shellraiser

2013 we had a Superhero and Tyrone with his neighborhood

2012 we had Cinderella and her carriage, and a Pirate with his pirate ship (my first wheelchair/walker costume)

2011 was the year of a Princess and a Knight

2010 we had a whole family theme with Little Red Ridinghood and the Big Bad Wolf

2009 we even had halloween costumes before Nick was born! Lady from Lady and the Tramp and a Pumpkin

2008 Katheryn was Lady from Lady and the Tramp as well, but it was a hot Halloween and Katheryn didn't wear it except to get a couple of pictures

In the summer we started talking about Halloween. and Nick wanted  to be Captain America.
Alot of Nick's costume isn't really the costume, it is the matching wheelchair costume. I had bought a Captain America little boys costume online in the summer, but when it came it was the wrong size and it was also a one-peice costume. Which does not work for us.

Last year Nick's costume was a sweatshirt costume, and it worked very well. This year Nick's sweatshirt didn't have the mask, but that's ok. Thats why we have face paint

Katheryn was very specific that she wanted to be an angel.
I think I spent more time on her costume this year, finding all of the perfect pieces to come together.
Her wings are feathers (and she molted the whole walk). Katheryn has also liked wearing wigs, so I got her a fun blond one with ringlets

 The weather was beautiful so we didn't need to layer the costumes this year and had a very happy Captain and Angel

 Nick's costume looked FANTASTIC, if I do say so myself.
Everyone thought that it was great

Katheryn and Nick decided to do some play acting for us

Captain America running down an Angel!

I think that angel is full is mischievous!

We got a costume for Rory as well.
It is supposed to be a unicorn with a princess. I bought it a month ago, it doesn't fit now, so we got some velcro for it to fit on her back (the head piece we couldn't do anything about)

Soon it was time for some trick or treating!

Both kids had a great time trick or treating. All of our houses have stairs, so Katheryn went up with Nick's bag (unless the owners came down with candy... some people did). And Rory was very well behaved for the walk

The kids had a lot of fun trick or treating and both kids got lots of compliments on their costumes. It started raining right at the end of our night and their bags were full so everyone was happy to go back home.

Katheryn stayed out a little while longer to hand our some candy herself

I had to go into work Halloween night (thanks to a co-worker who stayed an extra hour so I could stay for the trick-or-treating).

Of course I don't like wearing plain old scrubs on any type of holiday. So I made up some fun Birthing Centre shirts for us all to wear. Halloween themed of course, I 'heart' Mummies

Another successful Halloween done.
Tomorrow we will start planning for next year!

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