Brighton got to dress up on Monday for preschool since there was no preschool on actual Halloween. He went as a cowboy and came home as a cowboy/pirate (see the beard and eyepatch)
Chandler had school on Halloween and participated in a school-wide parade. I think only the lower grades dressed up, but there were a few older ones in costume too (although not many middle schoolers) I guess it's "not cool" at that age! Chandler wore a somewhat homemade costume where he was a magician. Most people thought he was a wizard, but that's okay too.
Waving at us during the parade!
One of Chandler's friends was born on Halloween, so he had a small party that day from 4:30-6 p.m. You were asked to come in costume. Chandler had taken off his costume from school earlier that day and when I asked him to put it back on for the party, he burst into tears. Not something I was particularly fond of, but I tried to keep my cool as I inquired as to what was wrong. The best I was able to determine is somebody or somehow Chandler got the impression that his magician costume was not scary enough for Halloween and therefore not cool. He refused to wear it to the party.
Since the party was in 15 minutes I told him he could pick from our other costumes and dress up clothes, and he decided to be "Jake" the pirate. He added the pirate gun for effect.
We picked Chandler up from the party a little early so we could go trick-or-treating as a family. It was a cold night, so we wore PJs under our costumes, and that helped bedtime go smoother. Chandler was back to being a magician for trick-or-treating, but would tell people various unrelated answers when they'd ask what he was. He wanted them to be scared of him!
All in all, a fun, but exhausting day!