A Medieval Halloween

Something tells me this was the last year I'd be able to pick out Camden's Halloween costume.  A few weeks before Halloween I started renting every picture book from the library that had knights in it.  Most of them fought or tamed dragons, some were rescued by princesses, but all in all I just did a lot of talking-up knights in shining armor.  

Camden and I also started a nightly tradition of story-telling, always involving the brave adventures of Sir Camden, the knight in shining armor.  I've been waiting for almost four years to do this with him!  So fun!

Still, when we were getting ready for our first Halloween party he didn't want to get dressed up.  Not until I agreed to be a princess and Roy a "dragon."  {Quotations necessary because he threw on a green jacket and called himself a fire-breathing monster, ha!}  And Hallie was the cutest unicorn you ever did see.

So we all went "in character" to the ward Halloween party, playing it all out like we were on some fantastic medieval adventure.  This boy, my chivalrous knight, and Hallie my miracle unicorn.

That night Cam got so many compliments and high fives for his costume that he had no problem putting it on again for the Halloween party at his best buddy's house the next week.  The only thing he didn't have was a shield, which I didn't think would be a problem, but he insisted that every knight in shining armor needed a shield.

Spider-man to the rescue!  {We put tin foil on it to make it shiny, but it didn't last long.  Cam said he preferred Spider-man anyway.}

He had so much with his pals, pinning the wart on the witch, scooping ghosts up in a blindfold, and eating all the spooky food.

And Camden wasn't the only one who got to have fun this Halloween.  Our Book Club read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the month of October.  Rheanon put of quite a magical night, where I ate a grass-flavored jelly bean and candles floated overhead.  So fun.

Before the big night we were able to carve a couple of pumpkins.  They both rotted before trick or treaters could get to our house, but it was still fun making them.  First time we let Camden help with the carving!

We returned to the amazing Halloween street from last year, where the lines were long but the houses and the crowd were fantastic.  There was even a real live pony handing out candy.  It was tons of fun for this "dragon, princess, unicorn, and knight in shining armor.

Our sweet unicorn was kept nice and warm (almost too warm) in her costume.  She was perfectly quiet, just observing all of the interesting-looking swarms of people around us.  Sometimes observing with just one eye, since I couldn't keep that hood up any higher.

Camden said his favorite house was the "pumpkin head" house.  The guy handing out candy had a pumpkin on his head, and I'm not sure he could see how much candy he was shoveling into people's buckets and pillowcases.  Which, of course, was C's dream come true.

After trick-or-treating with our group of friends and Uncle Mason we all headed back to our place for pumpkin-shaped pizza and mummy hot dogs.  It was a great night--and no one got poked in the eye with C's sword!  A successful and happy Halloween.

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