Well, below are the kids in their costumes. We didn't go trick-or-treating because of the kids food allergies. I felt like it was pointless and cruel for them to collect candy (for me) when I would have to take a majority of it away (for me). We did do an outreach activity with our house church so we dressed them up for that and they had a good time.
They have had these adorable masks since last year, but they developed a nasty bout of croup, so we didn't get to use them. This year we were able to put them to good use (at least with Lucas anyway). This is the costume I quickly threw together the day before his party. Inexpensive brown sweats and long sleeve t-shirt from WalMart and a little left over fleece from last year's costume/pajamas made for an easy outfit.
Lydia didn't really care for her headband at all. She looks thrilled! On the other hand, she loved Lucas' mask and had a ball pretending to be a crazed horseman! Notice the mask is on upside down!
They were so cute! Now on to thinking about a new Halloween tradition that doesn't include chocolate, peanuts and red dye!