Captain E toyed with being a mine craft character. He told me that's what he wants to be next year but ultimately decided to guy with skeleton guy this year. I think he enjoyed having his face covered, which as I think about it might be some of the appeal of the mine craft character. We had two rainbow dashes. They saw these dresses at Costco in August when we went to Utah to visit grandma and insisted on buying them. I told them that was fine but they had to save them for Halloween. Guys we actually made it! Gigi saw this Cleopatra costume and loved it. Interestingly enough I too was Cleopatra right around her age. Also my friend Julie's daughter was also Cleopatra this year even though Julie was hoping she'd pick the peacock, the same costume I was hoping Gigi would pick. This is only interesting to me I guess but Julie is a girl who was a friend of a friend. She lived on the opposite side of my apartment complex that got split during a ward split before she moved in. Because of that she was good friends with some girls I had been friends with before the split and so I still was friends with and we met through them. We weren't really friends though because that is not really how Mormon mom's connect. You do a lot of stuff with your own ward and breaking out of that can be difficult. We live on opposites sides of the country now and so we only have contact on Facebook but it is crazy how similar we were. Recently I commented on her page that she is my long lost best friend and why had we not been friends in real life. She agreed. It makes me so sad I didn't take the opportunity to get to know her better while she lived so close.
The town we live in threw a carnival before trick or treating. It was so fun. They had trunk or treating for all the kids, hot dogs, a haunted bus, and a whole barn full of carnival games. The kids had a blast and it was good for us to get out of the house before trick or treating. Then J took the kids out. I can't tell you how nice it was to sit at home and watch x-files while passing out candy. Luckily the weather was good but I still preferred my nice comfy spot. When their buckets were full he brought them home and we watched Dr. Who episodes while the kids passed candy out to Trick or Treaters. It was a fun night.