This is the 6th year the Hoy kids have been themed for Halloween. I am way too giddy about the theme-- every year. I think the kids are so used to it now, they can't imagine October 31 any other way. As we were making our rounds this evening, Alyssa asked what our theme might be for next year. My heart smiled.
Since we have been reading, listening and watching Harry Potter this past year, it was an easy sell this year. Alyssa was Hermine, Jackson was Harry, and Matthew was Fluffy (the 3 headed dog). I think the 3 headed dog costume has to be my favorite so far.
Our neighborhood does Halloween up right and all of us had a grand time. Matthew enjoyed growling at people. Jackson went off on his own (we weren't happy about that! but thank goodness for sweet neighbors who watched him) and accumulated 2 buckets worth of candy, of which he was quite proud. Alyssa enjoyed spending time with her friend. All the while the adults enjoyed the evening outside. Awesome evening. Happy Halloween!