Desmond’s great grandma and great grandpa got him a tiger suit for Halloween, and therefore we had to use every available opportunity for him to wear it.  It got to the point where he’d point at it all day and then when he got to put it on he’d run around in a fabulous mood grinning at everyone and knowing just how cute he was.

first we got all gussied up for our neighbor’s pumpkin carving party.

 That eyeliner nose didn’t last too long.

It was practically a hurricane outside (Sorry New Yorkers, too soon?) and so the gentlemen of the party decided to rig some tarps over our courtyard to provide a rain-free carving experience.  It worked great except if you happened to be standing near the edge when the tarp got full of water, then you were subject to a fully-clothed impromptu shower.

 Only three of our friends (& baby Mina) braved the weather, but we got to meet lots of new people and we all drank so much cider and ate so much squash soup that we had a grand old time anyway.

My pumpkin son.

Pumpkin family. In case you can’t tell what Joo-Young’s pumpkin is on the end there, it’s a werewolf battling a robot. Obviously.

This is our neighbor’s front window. They LOVE Halloween.

Then…. the real Halloween happened!  We went to our neighbor’s and got the babies all ready to go.  Desmond was a tiger (of course) and Olivia was a cow.  Then Olivia’s grandma brought out her stash of costumes, and we all threw something on.  I guess as an adult you can get away with wearing a hat and calling it a costume, Joo-Young and I did anyway.  I think he was a cast-a-way and I was a half-hearted cowgirl (I added boots to try to give it some flair).

Our front steps.

Cruising the beautiful houses on 16th. We never actually trick-or-treated, but we got to see everyone else in their costumes, and that was practically good enough (notice that I say practically. Obviously it would have been better to collect a giant candy hoard all to myself, but since the babies aren’t even old enough for candy, it would have been pretty gross if we’d gone begging to all the Halloween-weary candy saints at each house. We have our dignity to protect here people).

This guy. First we thought he was a statue. Then we thought he was a kid. Turns out there’s a full-grown man in that gremlin costume. Really getting into the spirit buddy. But seriously, this guy was rad.

Cow and Tiger entrapped on the backs of clown and cowgirl.

Can you see the Darth Vader pumpkin? The little girl handing out the candy was dressed as Princess Leia. We don’t have a picture because it’s sort of creepy to take photos of six year old girls who don’t belong to you… or is it? We can never tell what’s creepy anymore.

The Volunteer Park Conservatory was holding their second annual Haunted Conservatory, so we hiked over to see what all the fuss was about.

Ummm… it was pretty awesome. Joo-Young was playing with new settings on the camera throughout this, so unfortunately we don’t have photos of the bloody butler handing out candy eyeballs at the door or the fortune-teller in the cactus room, but I think you can get an idea of the awesomeness that we found under that ancient glass roof.

Free cider and cacti? Clearly I’m in heaven.

Chrysanthemum display outside the carnivorous plant room (no, no photos there… sorry team, call my husband to complain).

Pan in his labyrinth.


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2 thoughts on “Halloween!

  1. Tamara says:

    What kind of carrier is that you have?

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