Because I know you're all waiting in breathless anticipation to see what costumes my children wore this year, here I am to show you. (Yes, I know, it's not breathless anticipation, it's gastric discomfort from seventeen trillion fun sized candy bars. Interesting how fun size X many many = really not fun, isn't it? Just speaking randomly here, not from repeated regretted experience. Where was I? Ah yes, the costumes.)
Sophia was, natch, a princess. In this case that means that we just dressed her in her usual assortment of tutus and shiny shoes, and put a sparkly tiara on her head. She LOVED the tiara. She ADORED the tiara. She LOST the tiara before she got home. Heavy sleeps the head on which...there is no more tiara. Something like that.
Max and Raphi here are...well, isn't it obvious? Raphael is one of the Men in Black, and Max is an alien that he is arresting.
See? It's an old movie, but we are homeschoolers, and therefore appreciate the classics. (Raphael went trick-or-treating with his best friend, who dressed as Dr. Who. They were two boys dressed in dark suits whom nobody recognized. I think they liked it that way. They are well matched as friends.) (Also? You may have noticed that Raphael is, in actual fact, a Man in Charcoal. Don't be picky.)
Tre dressed up as a teen who thinks he's too old for such nonsense and stays home to hand out candy. Also, one who is annoyed at being photographed. (He is not actually glowing. That is due to my stellar photography skills. Also the look of pained irritation. That is all because of me.)
However, he did manage to enjoy handing out candy and adoring his princess of a sister.
She, on the other hand, was antsy to get out and collect some candy. FEEEL the pained irritation, son! It is the Universal Thump, come back upon you! HA.
Candy was collected, candy was dispersed. In the end we are up several pounds of chocolate and down one tiara. All in all, a successful year.