This year for Halloween Kai was a little train conductor. Jack was Mario. Alexander was creative. He'd been talking for weeks about his costume. He planned to be "Captain Clothes-A-Matoj." He had decided that Captain Underpants should have a brother who wore a ton of clothes all the time. I thought it was a passing fancy but when Halloween came along he was still set on being Captain Clothes-A-Matoj. He donned his costume. When Justin arrived home, not knowing of Alexander's planned costume, he asked Alexander if he was a pile of clothes. Apparently Alexander liked that explanation because while trick-or-treating he ended up telling everyone that he was a pile of clothes. He got quite a few laughs. Either way I think it was an interesting costume. The kids had a great time as usual. We all went together around our little court and then Kai and I went home to hand out candy while Justin continued on with the big boys. Kai was very helpful and even managed to put a leaf in one kid's bucket. Upon his brothers' return we commenced our traditional viewing of It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Kai loves doing Ring Around the Rosie. He sings, "Ashes, ashes, ashes, ashes, all down!" (Ashes sounds like "ah-ee.") I tried to catch this on camera, but perhaps I've trained him too well. He got halfway through and then... "Cheese!"
Usually we go to Larriland Farm for our pumpkin and apple picking every fall. This year, however, our weekends sort of got away from us and we ended up deciding to try somewhere closer to home. It was lacking in tradition, but got the job done. The boys always enjoy picking their pumpkins from a field and probably would have been happy with any "patch," as long as we didn't make them buy their pumpkins at a store! They did wonder why the farm we went to did not have apple picking! To them, picking apples and pumpkins just go hand in hand. Hopefully we'll make it back to Larriland (and tradition) again next year.