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Every Halloween, for the last five years or so, we’ve spent the afternoon trick-or-treating on Main Street where the merchants pass out candy throughout the afternoon or until they run out of it. Middlest (3) calls this “daytime Halloween.”

We started the two block walk to Main Street with quite a few more costume pieces than we had on by the time we got there.

One of my favorite moments of the day was eavesdropping on a conversation between a young teenage girl and her father in which she was explaining to him what my girls were dressed as. “Well, the little one is Strawberry Shortcake and the middle one is Crumbs from Lalaloopsy Land and the other one is a Barbie Princess.” Impressed.

This Barbie Princess kept needing me to remind her what her name was. (It was Kiera, according to the packaging.)

These two discovered that plastic jack o’ lanterns are for bonking into other plastic jack o’ lanterns.

Still no candy in there.

Here is where the boots came off (that’s the driveway next to ours).

Oldest (5) loves to ride the carriage still.

Halfway down one side of the street, we met up with Daddy who walked with us the rest of the way for our “daytime” Halloween.

Then it was time to head home for a little rest and baking before nighttime Halloween fun began.

This morning I overheard Middlest say, “I’m going to pretend it’s Halloween, that it’s always Halloween and never a Monday or a Sunday.”

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This Halloween is a little scattered for us so far. I usually like to make our girls’ costumes for Halloween, not because I try to do everything, but because I can usually enjoy doing it. This year was not going to be one of those years. With the upcoming move and downsizing and sorting and general life chaos, this was not the year to be pulling out the sewing machine and taking 12 trips to the fabric and craft stores. Sooooooo, off to Toys R Us it was.

Oldest (5) had said she wanted to be a cat again this year, but once we got to the store she saw this dress┬áBarbie Princess gown and…Fell. In. Love.

And when we got home and she saw that her younger sisters’ costumes had come with wigs, I saw that longing look in her eye and knew I had just the thing to top it off.

I’ve had this wig for ages, well, at least a decade. It was quite tangled and even matted in some places, so we took out some fabric softener and soaked it for a little while and then brushed it like crazy.

It only took a few minutes for it to dry after we finished brushing.

And then she was ready for photos.

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