Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Halloween fun 2017

This year, Halloween was less stressful for me considering I am home on medical leave. Every time Halloween was on a weekday, I was pretty stressed out. Last year, I left work early to be able to take my kid trick or treating on time and it appeared everyone had the same idea; I was stuck in horrendous traffic! It was sort of a tradition to have Mcdonald's for supper in order to save time and afterwards, we would rush back home to go trick or treating. This year, we had a home cooked meal and we didn't play beat the clock!

The weather wasn't very nice, though. It was cold, damp, and there were some light showers. My son got tons of candy so it was all good. Living in Canada, we are used to weather like this. It builds character and makes memories!

What I really like about the city of Montreal is there were firetrucks that would stop in the middle of the street to hand out candy. Last year, we were never able to get to fire truck before it drove away but we were able to this year!

Anyways, Philip was happy to meet some of the local firemen. One firetruck in particular had all the lights on and had the original Ghostbuster's theme song blaring on loop. I thought that was really cool and brought back some fond, childhood memories. Who are you gonna call???

I wore my favourite coat. My dog Storm wore her Totoro costume that was purchased for her by my niece. We had many people stop us to admire our dog as well as my "costume." Apparently I was "la belle sorcière" - the beautiful witch. I thanked the people politely. I was amused. If only they knew that I wear this coat ALL THE TIME!

All in all, it was a wonderful night. Philip was generous with his Halloween candy, which is a bonus.  Philip doesn't like wearing makeup or masks (sensory issues) but dressed as Death. He wore the same costume last year. This was his choice. I was proud! To this day, he believes that Halloween is supposed to be scary. He also wanted the costume so he could have skeleton hands! Again, that also made me proud. Below are some pictures of our costumes and my coat. The dog took up residence in the cat's scratching post. She sleeps there and even puts some of her toys in there too.  How was YOUR Halloween???

Necessary Evil coatNecessary Evil coat

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor TotoroMy Neighbor Totoro


  1. Glad you had a good Halloween. Spent mine netflix and chillin'.

  2. Philip's skelly hands rock! Actually, Death is a darn good costume for a Canadian Halloween because a black coat with a hood comes in handy for our weather!

    1. That's exactly what I was thinking! I wish I thought of this when I lived in Chicago! Brilliant idea!

  3. It sounds like a fun Halloween.I love Storm's cute outfit.

  4. Glad you had a good Halloween! My oldest nephew always dressed as something scary, too. Seeing a 5-year-old grim reaper was awesome! Unfortunately, he's 14 now and much too cool to dress up. :P

  5. I love all three of you! I’m glad it went well! You do make a beautiful witch, even if it’s just you!



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