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day 4137 – 302/365. halloween 2015!

day 4137 - 302/365. halloween 2015! I.

because he enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of the “the youngest templar” series odin decided he wanted to be an archer for halloween this year ( you’ll have to listen to the audiobook or read the book to understand why. ). and so we made it happen, handmade style!

day 4137 - 302/365. halloween 2015! II.

later, odin with the halloween 2015 motley wrecking crew. there’s zero chance of getting them all to look at the camera at the same time. hi. ho.

somewhat amused that odin was oblivious to being the only boy trick-or-treating with a half a dozen girl friends. not sure some of the the girls were so oblivious 🙂

day 4137 - 302/365. halloween 2015! III.

the is the first halloween where odin is wandering the neighborhood completely unsupervised by adults and I’m not at home on candy duty. soooooooooo…

“Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.”


the title is a quote from one of the two characters in my 80s costume mash up. the other character is easy to guess but only a few at work could guess the quote character with suspenders, power tie and a giant cell phone.

in a bit of trivia, the corncob standing next to me is wearing an outfit i wore six years ago in a local parade while i handed out ov milk and string cheese.

i can’t remember if i wore any underwear but i think he’s probably ok either way 🙂

day 3042: the 2012 halloween crew!

day 3042: the 2012 halloween crew! I.

the 2012 halloween crew getting ready for some tricking or treating!

can you spot odin?

day 3042: the 2012 halloween crew! II.

oh, o.k. i’ll make it a little easier for you. odin and i were dressed-up as matching, well, i’m not quite sure what we dressed-up as. maybe ringwraiths?

i cobbled the costume together a few years ago from this and that and have discovered it’s very disconcerting to young and old alike, possibly because i’m taller than your average joe and people can’t see my face. it’s big fun to sneak up next to unsuspecting trick-or-treaters and just loom over them without saying a word.

odin so enjoyed the effect that he decided he wanted to dress up like his poppi this year 🙂

day 3040: odin’s jack o’ lanterns!

day 3040: odin's jack o' lanterns! I.

even though i’ve always wondered about how smart it might be for any of us to be poking pumpkins with sharp implements, we’ve been carving jack-o-lanterns for a few years with odin i’m really not sure how it’s not ended in bloodshed and a trip to the emergency room.

two years ago, odin mostly handled the overall artistic design and we did most of the carving. last year, odin still did the design and some of the carving with help from grandma.

this year he did pretty much mostly everything All By Himself!

i think they turned out just great. and not a drop of blood shed!

day 3040: odin's jack o' lanterns! II.

is it just me? do i see just a slight toothy resemblance?

day 2311: odin The Very Ferocious Bear.

this halloween odin wanted to be a Very Ferocious Bear who, apparently, wears rainboots.

kris did a fine job whipping up an intimidating costume for him, although i kept slipping up and telling him how cute he looked and he kept reminding me how ferocious he was.

we started the evening by attending a fun production of the lion, the witch and the wardobe at a local park but i was dressed as tall, dark, creepy, black caped and hooded alien without a face and just a hint of the angel of death costume which did a good job of unnerving adults & children but made taking photos impossible.

i did manage to get a cute photo of odin The Very Ferocious Bear and a Princess friend before donning my mask.

later, odin The Very Ferocious Bear met met up with some buddies and hit the streets to scare the heck of local townsfolk. or, rather, briefly stun them with their overwhelming cuteness so they would hand out just a bit more candy than usual.

the gang meets up with some friends while out and about in Search of Sugar.

day 2304: odin and his not-so-scary jack-o-lanterns.

after two thousand three hundred and four days we fixed an egregious oversight and finally carved some jack o’ lanterns with odin.

for whatever reason, every year my grand plans to carve some stupendously awesome and complicated designs never seem to materialize, so this year we decided to go back to basics which, of course, was just fine by odin.