We have a Peter Pan book that the boys want to read every.single.night. The funny thing is that while they are a little obsessive about that book, they had never even seen the movie. So, it was no surprise that they wanted to be Peter Pan for Halloween. I decided it would be so much more practical for me to make their costumes instead of buying them (whatever!), so I spent every spare moment of two weeks combining several different internet tutorials to fashion them the perfect Peter Pan costume to wear. We had a hand-me-down Tinkerbell costume, so there was never any question what Harper would be. Dustin made Eli and Landon the most perfect wooden swords to finish off their costume.
We had such a fun Halloween. We went to the United Way Fall Festival at the coliseum and ran into plenty of friends there. We played games and ate candy and then finished the night off with fajitas at our little hole-in-the-wall Mexican food place. We also had a big party with all of the young families from church. The Hinton’s were kind enough to host it at their house, complete with a hay ride through the cotton fields, a pumpkin carving contest, and a Mexican pile-on feast. It was a lot of fun! It was supposed to be a costume party for everyone, so I was able to talk Dustin into being Captain hook and I was Wendy. When we showed up, we were the only adults that were dressed up (except one other couple who I had threatened.) Dustin is such a good sport!
By the time Halloween rolled around, I was kind of over the whole thing and ready to be done. We had celebrated just a little too much already. Since it fell on a Wednesday, we decided to take the kids trick or treating for just a little bit before Bible Study that night. They had a great time running up to all the houses and getting candy. I mean, what is not to love about dressing up as your favorite character and eating unlimited candy?
I was kind of relieved when all of the Halloween festivities were over. Eli and Landon still dress up in their Peter Pan hats almost every day and Eli carries his sword with him absolutely everywhere he goes. I finally ordered them the movie to watch and it has definitely become a favorite around here. I, personally, find it a little creepy, but to each his own.