Happy Halloween!

It’s been a busy week in our homes (and yes, this week’s podcast was sacrificed to the rest of my to-do list, but I’ll be back with a new episode next week!) Sarah and I thought we’d share a few pictures of our kiddos in their Halloween costumes and then get back to school parades, costume prep and tearing open bag after bag of Halloween candy in preparation for trick-or-treaters. (However, with a forecast calling for rain and up to 50 MPH winds, I’m not sure we’ll be getting a lot of action tonight!)

Meagan’s Kids:

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This year, Owen is an anime character named Natsu. I have no idea who Natsu is, but I re-created his tattoo with a red Sharpie last night, and I think I did a pretty dang good job. I snapped this Instagram pic today at the elementary-school parade. Hey there, Natsu!

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Thank goodness, Clara decided – with the “help” of her older cousin Ruby – to be a black cat for Halloween. I found the top at Goodwill, and the ears were just a few bucks at the Halloween store. The bad makeup job is courtesy of yours truly. The only trick was finding/making a kitty-cat costume that wasn’t, uh, more appropriate for a red-light-district-kitty. I think we struck a nice balance here, but I’m a little afraid of what we’ll find next year.

Now on to…

Sarah’s Kids…

(whose photos are much better than mine!)




ZOMG. Here’s Violet in that oh-so-adorable One Step Ahead bumblebee costume.  Couldn’t you just eat her up?



Here’s Reid. A cobra ninja. Makes total sense, right?


Allegra takes the cake, though, right? A cactus. In a world full of Elsas, princesses, and sexy wild cats, Allegra decided to be A CACTUS. I love this kid.

How was Halloween at your house? What did your kids dress up as? Share in the comments!

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