cyllan: (Default)
( Oct. 31st, 2007 09:35 am)
The holiday snuck up on me this year. I have (most of) my costume for this weekend's festivity, but [ profile] touchstone is still a little unready, and I have no candy for this evening. I'm going to be one of Those Houses that gets the last bag from the drugstore and then gets the fake-blood mark of "Worst Candy Giver."

Ah well. Hopefully CVS will come through for me.

Happy Halloween!
cyllan: (Default)
( Oct. 25th, 2007 11:30 pm)
First, click here. Then, click here.

[Poll #1077681]

(Edit: I realize that many on my FList don't have children. If you want to tell me what you're going as, feel free. However, I was mostly interested in what the children that I know are wearing this year.)
Now click here for something cute and non-terrifying.
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( Oct. 5th, 2007 03:25 pm)
So, last night we asked the Little Darkling what she wanted to be for Halloween. Since this whole "dressing up" thing was new to her, we pre-narrowed her choices down to three: dinosaur, Uniqua, or pirate. I was honestly expecting her to go for the Uniqua option as it's one of her favorite characters, but she decided most firmly that she wanted to be a pirate.

Of course, having decided this, she wanted to dress up as a pirate RIGHT NOW. Then the coon-kit decided that she needed to be piratical RIGHT NOW. As making preschoolers walk the plank is still illegal in this state, I choose to do my best to outfit them with as much piratey stuff as I had on hand. Alas, this wasn't much.

I managed a head-wrap/bandanna-ish thing for the Bit, but both she and the kit insisted that pirates wear eye-patches. Do you know how hard it is to come up with an impromptu eye-patch that will fit a pre-schooler? I wound up cutting out some stuff from cloth, poking holes into it and tying it off with some green leather lacing that we had lying around. It worked. The sproglings were delighted with their eye patches and insisted on wearing them while eating dinner. Only the iron-foot of the Evil Parents kept them from wearing them into bath.

I think she's got the hang of dress-up now.
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( Nov. 1st, 2006 12:35 pm)

I am, I confess, not so much with the trick-or-treating. It seems like a lot of stress and fuss and bother for an insufficient reward. Me, I'd be perfectly content to dress D up, sit in our house and hand out candy. But dragging her out door to door? Meh. So I was perhaps not the best person to take tLD out last night. Still, we hit one house and have a better idea for how to handle next year. We'll dress her up, take her down to the clubhouse for the local neighborhood "show off your costumes" thing and then go back to hand out candy. When she's older, we'll revisit.

Still, it was good night with pleasant company and happy (if somewhat baffled) sproglings. We managed to get a decent number of pictures, although the coon-kit wasn't down with the hat wearing. Look for September and October pictures this weekend.



My Samhain was worked in and around Halloween -- mostly in the cracks of quiet and peace afforded to me by two somewhat hyperactive childen. Still, I managed to do enough that I felt like I had sufficiently honored the day even if I didn't get to do as much as I would have normally liked. I'll likely do a wrap-up this evening after tLD goes to sleep for the night which should complete everything nicely.
Initially, I was less than thrilled with the idea of hitting a Halloween party last night. Various events had conspired to force me into a non-social mood, and the thought of going somewhere was less than happy. But we had our costumes; we had the booze; we were going. [ profile] touchstone dragged me out of the house for a walk which upped my mood and generally jollied me up.

Halloween costumes this year were courtesy of a last minute flash of inspiration followed by $5.00 at the thrift store. Hurrah for very cheap costuming. I only wish I could have found really really cheap boots to go with the outfit I found; alas.

(Note to self: you are still allergic to aqua-paint makeup. Do not try it; stick with the greasepaint, damnit.)

Makeup came out passably well (see [ profile] outlawcoon's post for pictures), and then we were off to the party which turned out to be exactly what I needed. [ profile] butterinthesun and J's house is utterly lovely, and there was a small enough number of folks present that I could relax. Got some good conversation in, had some wonderful pumpkin cheesecake, and got to chat with friends I don't get to see often enough. (Brunch. It works great; I should do it more often with folks.)

Came home, had some bad pizza, some more water, and then passed out until receiving the sprogling this morning. So, yeah. Good Halloween stuff. I was pleased.


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