The Fantastic Four or Three-Quarters


One week before Halloween Wyatt went from normal, wild Wyatt to going to bed early, on his own. And then the fever started. Over the next five days Wyatt spent a lot of time sleeping with a fever from 101 to 103.5. Just as Wyatt was showing signs of recovering, Ruslan came home from . . . → Read More: The Fantastic Four or Three-Quarters

Guardians of the Galaxy


Two weeks ago I sat down to write a summary of 2014. As I started to think about everything that happened last year I realized that I never posted our Halloween story. So instead of an end of year summary, I give you Halloween 2014 in January 2015.


It started in the summer, . . . → Read More: Guardians of the Galaxy

Batman Returns


From the first moment we talked about Halloween, Ruslan wanted to be “a police”. His costume came with a whistle (so loud, that whistle) and a simple belt, but not many accessories. I found a set of tools with a more sturdy belt. I told Ruslan that I bought handcuffs for him, he asked . . . → Read More: Batman Returns

A Princess and Two Pirates


In 2010, Juliana was a ringmaster, Ruslan was a lion, and Wyatt was a tiger. Last year, Juliana was Super Girl, Ruslan was Spider-Man and Wyatt was Batman. This year I could not come up with a theme that Juliana would agree to, so my fun with themed costumes for all 3 may have . . . → Read More: A Princess and Two Pirates

Halloween 2011 – Superheroes


I decided on the superhero theme several months agoand I expected Juliana to veto the idea. She told me that she wanted to be a super model and I said how about a superhero instead. She thought about it and asked if she would get to wear a dress and then agreed. I wanted . . . → Read More: Halloween 2011 – Superheroes

Happy Halloween


A Ring Master, a lion and a tiger.  The Ring Master had a great time – she has several years of experience now.  She lasted a little over an hour with one of her friends.  We only took Ruslan and Wyatt on our block for about half an hour.

Ruslan thought trick . . . → Read More: Happy Halloween

Halloween 2009

Juliana went through many costume options during the week.  She went to a Halloween party as Snow White.  Most days she came home from school and was Tinkerbell for the rest of the evening.  For the preschool party on Friday, she wore her Jasmine costume from last Halloween which fit perfectly this year.   She . . . → Read More: Halloween 2009

Halloween 2008

Juliana had a busy and fun halloween. She wore a Snow White costume (from the dress-up bin) to school in the morning and they had a busy day which included – carving a pumpkin and cooking the seeds, decorating smaller individual pumpkins, a costume parade through the school, an ice cream sundae party, . . . → Read More: Halloween 2008

Halloween Monkey

Juliana was very excited to get dressed in her costume. We did a quick practice run at home – of course she wanted to open the treat right away…

After about 4 houses, she sat down on the sidewalk to go through her bucket of treats – she seemed satisfied with what . . . → Read More: Halloween Monkey