Halloween has been and gone, we all had sickly tummies after too much sweets and goodies to prove it! It was really nice this year as Baby Jack is older so could take part more so than he could last year. We started off the day early visiting both Granny’s house to Trick or Treat as Halloween is not Conor’s favorite time of year and he can get so wound up with all the noises and lights. So we went early in the day so he could enjoy it more.
Hailey of course had asked many weeks ago if I could make her a Magic Maleficient Costume! I can use a sewing machine but I am far from “professional” lol! So I knew it was going to be either a hit or miss situation. So on the wing of a prayer I got to sewing a black spooky type dress with a hood and also a cloak that left room for wings! The one mistake I made was not making the hood larger as the Character Maleficient has her full head covered in Black.
I got around this by buying a pair of tights and cutting the legs off.! I bought the head piece and the wings in the Fancy Dress Shop in Castlebar for less than €12 for the two pieces. Hailey was thrilled when she wore it on Halloween, as apparently she looks just like the spooky Character lol! I am glad she liked it but hopefully next year she will decide to go “retro” and wear a Bin Bag with a Face Mask like we did in the 80s (the good old days lol!).
Conor is not a fan of Costumes so I always try to buy one he can wear over his Clothes. As he is still obsessed with Angry Birds he wore his Costume he got last year. He didn’t wear the hat part as he doesn’t like things on his head. He had a great time at both his Granny’s houses but it all got too much for him by the time we got home he just wanted to chill out. I set up his Sensory Lights and put on one of his DVDs and soon enough he was back to himself.
The Dragon aka Baby Jack had a great time, stomping round both Granny’s houses lol! He seemed intent on doing a few laps of Granny’s table. He just like Conor is very sensitive to fabrics so I bought him a Dragon Costume that he could wear over his own Clothes. He was a happy Little Dragon while wearing his costume and it didn’t seem to bother him at all. He of course looked perfectly grumpy every time I tried to get a cute photo of him.
By evening time both my little men were exhausted. I had planned to take Conor with me and Hailey to a Halloween Party at a friend’s house but he was just exhausted so I thought better of it to let him chill out at home.
Hailey and I went to a Halloween Party & Bonfire in Westport, we have some lovely friends who live over there and they had invited us all over.x Hailey was thrilled as it meant more fun Trick or Treating and hanging out with some of her favorite friends.
There were heaps of Treats in store on the night for her and her friends including a Bon Fire, Fire Works and some sparkly sparkler fun. She had a brilliant time, and was so exhausted she slept all the way home in the car. A very Happy Halloween was had by all. Hopefully next year when Conor is a full year older he will be up for more celebrating but even if he is not I hope he will be able to enjoy the day in what ever way he can.x
I hope you and your family members had a lovely Halloween.xxx