This Halloween was a little different from most of them. For one, the wee ones dressed in the same costume this year. It was a surprise for them, but one I knew they'd be happy about. I purchased Clone Trooper costumes for the wee ones back in April, and luckily they both thought they were the coolest things ever when I presented the costumes to the wee ones on Mister Man's birthday.
Mister Man was very into actually being a clone trooper, and he loved the idea of being part of the Star Wars franchise. In fact, while trick or treating, every time someone asked if he was a Storm Trooper, he ahhhhhhh very politely (ok, sometimes not) informed the person that no, he was a Clone Trooper.
They did make fairly impressive Clone Troopers though. Ignore the cute trick or treat bag, though. That sort of detracts from their look.
This is the same picture we take every year, but I no longer have a little lion and adorable little puppy dog. I'm ok with that though - most of the time.
This year, we trick or treated with Violet (still not her real name) who was conveniently Princess Leia. The Clone Troopers had someone to guard, which worked out nicely as an unintentional theme.
Unfortunately, Little Miss is still recovering from pneumonia. Although she'd been on antibiotics since Friday afternoon, I still didn't really let her do the full trick or treating. She was allowed to do four houses in our cul de sac, but that was it. The rest of the time, she got to stay at home with Daddy to hand out candy.
She was fortunately ok with that, and it didn't tax her too much, especially since it got pretty cold out there. By the time Mister Man and I returned from our trick or treating, it was in the 40s.
And yes, Little Miss was wearing her Mickey Mouse mask with her Clone Trooper costume. When we went to get her chest X-ray on Friday, the facility heard her cough once and politely handed over a mask for her to wear. She decided she wants to keep it for dress up now, and ... it worked out well while she was handing out candy with Daddy.
I hope you had a great Halloween, as well!
Family 4 pack of tickets to Ringling Brothers in Chicago at the UC November 17 here
Family Taco Night prize pack here
Wendy's gift card here