When I was little, Halloween was not even a day; it consisted solely of an evening. Now it is a month-long season. I tried resisting it, then embraced it. Because, reality is, every day is a costume day in our house anyway.
Sean was a Fire Chief for his preschool's party, and Nolan, his Deputy.
He's been wearing those fire boots every day since then. I love it.
On Halloween, as dictated by his oldest brother, Nolan was Yoda.
And Sean was Luke Skywalker.
Aidan was Darth Vader, but I have to say, the sweetest Darth Vader. Sorry, Aidan.
Aidan held Sean's hand all through his school's parade of costumes.
Good buddies joined us that evening as the boys made their rounds. So grateful for the neighbors who don't have young kids and still go all out.
And so grateful for this little community of ours, for sweet friends and their sweet sons, for hot cider, and for way too much chocolate.