As we were all trying to come up with what our family costume would be this year Mike had the great idea to buy something that we could wear throughout the year. We settled on a New Jersey mob family all dressed in Adidas track suits. Mike and I bought big gold chain necklaces with a big letter W on them for us and the girls wore black beanie caps. For Madeline, we found her the cutest little track suit and gave her a plastic bat. We had a great time showing up for our ward trunk or treat. Mike was totally in character, accent and all. The trunk or treat was probably the lamest one we have ever been to, but the kids still had fun getting candy. We had to do it inside since it was so cold outside. On actual Halloween night, Abby went with her friends and dressed up as a 20’s girl. Each of her friends dressed from one of the eras. Emma went with her friends and dressed up as the red M&M. Her other friends were different colored M&Ms. Peter manned the house for a bit while Mike and I took Madeline out trick or treating. We only went down 2 streets since it was freezing outside. We ended up dressing her up in a 50's poodle skirt since it seemed more kid appropriate. She had so much fun this year knocking on doors to get candy. There were a few blow up props in our neighbors' yard that scared her, but she was definitely braver this year.
We had so much fun at the church Trunk or Treat this year. The entire family decided to dress up together and go as characters from Lord of the Rings. It took some convincing to get Andrew to join us but I'm glad he did. Since Mike's costume hadn't arrived yet he quickly pulled out the Sulley costume and took the broken door and wrote Boo's door on it. All of the kids thought it was hilarious. He had so much fun interacting with all the little kids. Madeline loved some of the games as well as the girls. The boys had fun being in the haunted house again this year. Peter screamed so much he lost his voice. When it was time to do the trunk or treat outside I let the girls go off with their friends while I took Madeline around to get candy. She was SO CUTE and said trick or treat at each of the cars with a little thank you after. She wasn't even scared and just went from car to car gathering more goodies in her bag. After going around once I sat her down on the sidewalk and let her pick out a piece of candy to eat. She was in heaven.