So this week I immediately opened my Google 2010 calendar and wrote the following, in bold, across the first week of October:
Finish boys costumes by the 15th. Seriously. Do it. And while you're at it, figure out your costume (and Charlie's) if you're going to the grown-up neighborhood party. Do not wait until the day night of the party to make something--it makes you grumpy.
It's not as if I didn't get everything done. That's the thing with Type A procrastinators--we're good at it. And we usually pull it out so never really learn our lesson. But next year will be different! And yes, Type A procrastinators are also typically optimistic.
Max was Clifford, Leo was Snoopy, and Will was Eeyore. My sewing room is covered in fur and felt bits. It's even sticking to the walls. In one of the pictures below, I tried to capture Leo wagging his tail, which he did every time he got some candy. He did not break character all night and it was the cutest thing. I also whipped up some very last minute grown up costumes because one of our neighbors throws a party that begins after the munchkins are tucked in. My parents came over to babysit so Charlie and I could go. We went as sushi--he was a salmon roe roll and I was shrimp nigiri. I forgot to take a picture but if I get one from the other partygoers I'll add it later.
As for treats, cake pops were made. The kids loved the happy witches and Frankenstein Jrs. The eyeballs--not so much. I think someone at the party told them that they were cow eyes and they just couldn't get over it. They did look pretty realistic--red edible marker for the veining was key.
Can you believe it's November? How did that happen? I've pulled out several UFOs (unfinished objects) from last year. And I'm trying to get back into knitting. Which makes perfect sense because, as I'm sure you know, there is always so much extra time around the holidays. We shall see.