My Halloween weekend (Halloweekend, if you will) began on Halloween morning with a stop at the library near my brother's house so we could vote. Then we went to Sea World for a little while. My brother and sister-in-law live very close to Sea World, so they have season passes and they bought me a pass as an early Christmas present, on the understanding that I would also use it to occasionally take my nephew there in the form of free babysitting.
It is thus now free for me to get in to Sea World, so Dan and I stopped by while Dawn and Owen were at a little Halloween party. We rode the rollercoaster, saw the seal show, drank the free beer (Yay, theme parks sponsored by beer companies!) and had lunch. At Sea World, a slice of pizza comes with a side of fries, which is just everything that is right about America.
Later that evening, Dan and Dawn took Owen trick or treating while I stayed at their house and gave out candy. Owen wore this:
Photo copyright The Picture People
But it got EVEN MORE ADORABLE because the way he waddled in it made the tail wag and he sort of trundled around, all skunk-like in the cutest possible way.
Then on Sunday night, Lisa, Gary, Allie, and I went to the Halloween party at our church. Lisa had the idea that we could wear matchy clothes and one of us wear devil horns and the other one a halo and we could go as the good twin and the evil twin.
We both have the same dress from Amy's wedding, although we hadn't worn them together before because Lisa didn't make the plane to Amy's wedding because of all the vomiting. (Parents! If your child has been throwing up all night, DO NOT SEND HIM TO SCHOOL YOU GIANT IDIOTS.) In fact, I don't think we've dressed alike since we wore marching band uniforms our freshman year of high school.
I found devil horns on sale at Walgreens but no halo. We figured it would still make the point though.
Ok, so we had to explain the costume to pretty much everybody, but hey, we got to wear pretty dresses and our total costume cost was the $1.35 I spent on the devil horn headband.
Gary went as an England soccer (excuse me, football) fan, but he didn't start any riots or trample anybody or anything. Allie went as one adorable baby all decked out for her first Halloween and generally pretty pleased about it.
While all of these festivities were a lot of fun, I still consider the biggest success of the weekend to be the way that I did not buy any deeply discounted post-Halloween sale Halloween candy. Putting on a dress that fit a whole lot better when you last wore it a year ago: the anti-drug.