It started with the party at Rob’s work the Friday before Halloween. They take the holiday very seriously there. I dressed the kids in their Chinese pajamas (thanks Oma, Apa and Aunt Elsie!). Violet told us she wanted to be a cow suit (not a cow, a cow suit), but I wanted her to be a robot. And the robot cow suit idea never panned out.
She ended up borrowing her friend Evie’s Elmo costume from the year before to go trick-or-treating. (Evie wore the alligator costume that Violet has been refusing to wear for two years.) Graham wore a monkey costume (thanks Jen!). He lasted about 10 minutes in it. Thank you endless Texas summer. This was Violet’s first trick-or-treat experience. She seemed to think that everyone giving out candy also wanted to chat endlessly. (“I’m Elmo right now! Elmo has eyes! I have candy! Do you have a dog? I have a cat! There’s my brother!” etc. etc.) Very difficult to pry her away from each door. We made it to about five houses before the kids imploded.