Happy Halloween everyone! Our street has never been great for Halloween, too much traffic, not enough children or playful spirits around ... Some argue it is an American tradition (Irish I think to start with) and therefore shouldn't be celebrated here in Australia. I think it's too much of good occasion to dress up and quite frankly, the children simply love it. Why missing out on a great time and later on on great memories? So we ignore our sad street and walked to the next block where Halloween is celebrated for all the good reasons; neighbours chat and share a drink, children excitedly fill up their bag one lolly at a the time with lots of smiles and thank you. The way it should be.
If I don't go to great extents to decorate the house, I make sure I have a little surprise in store.
And of course we dress up.
Mia wanted to be an owl this year. I wasn't going to argue; inspired by great pics from My Owl Barn, (you should visit, the calendar is printable and free!)
I knew just what to do.
It started with many layers, a simple draw-string dress, a pair of wings,
and of course, a mask.
She might not have been the scariest,
Louis was scary for both of them anyway!
|"I really don't get how you fly with these wings!"|