Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, because you get to dress up. Last year I was going to make Ben a ninja costume (he was really excited), and I was going to wear a kimono my Brown grandparents brought back from their mission to Japan. But it never happened because I was stage managing a show at BYU, and we had our first night on stage on Halloween. Sad. We'll have to resurrect that costume idea next year or something.
But this year we had a family theme. My best friend Tiffanie Player gave us a Tinkerbell costume for Ellie at my baby shower. I dyed her cap from the hosptical green and tied it with some yellow ribbon, and voila! a weatherized Tink!
So I made Ben a Peter Pan costume and I dressed up as...Peter's shadow (all black, very easy). I didn't want to be Wendy and wander around in a flannel nightgown (especially since I don't own one).
Some of you may know, but I've got a thing for Peter Pan. I directed the a shortened version of the original script for my senior direcing project at BYU and it was pretty great. I had to do tons of research on the play, J.M. Barrie, and the likes. And Tiffanie was my roommate at the time, so she knows it all.
We went to our ward Trunk or Treat and gave out candy and let everyone see what a cute baby we have, and admired all of the other kids in their costumes. I really love Halloween because you get candy and you get costumes. What more could I want?