The kids decided today that they all wanted to be monsters. Nevermind all the other ideas they had leading up to this day. I love the whole dressing up/painting the face thing about Halloween and I always have to step back and let the kids take charge of their costumes. It's the one day a year they can be whoever they want, so I try not to interfere -- even though I usually have all kinds of ideas for them. (Normally -- not so much this year.) I didn't dress up this year, although, I'd wanted to.
They had their Book It certificates, so today, even though I'm still not 100%, we decided to venture out and let them use them for an early supper (late...really, really late lunch) at about 3 p.m.
I grabbed their trick-or-treat bags as we went out the door and we ran halfway through a subdivision on our way home.
This was Carter's first time ever going Trick-or-Treating. The other kids haven't gone for a couple of years. We normally have a little Halloween party at home where we dress up and pass out treats to our friends who stop by.
With life threatening peanut allergy, we have to read every single label on his candy and I open it for him and put it on the table to avoid cross contamination. (There could be peanut oil on the wrappers from touching other candy and we can't take that risk.) Nikayda and Abram each ended up with some peanut butter stuff and I made sure they ate them right away -- with a reminder not to use the drinking cup in the bathroom when they need a drink tonight. We never bring anything with peanuts into the house. For us, this is living on the edge.
I hope you all had a safe Halloween, too!