A spider queen, her web, and Jango Fett. Oh, and the start of NaBloPoMo.

by threegirlpileup

Well, we had a very festive Halloween here in the suburbs of Chicago, where we are visiting my family. Maggie was dressed up as a spider queen, a costume she conceived herself and I executed to her specifications. The costume was inspired by the spider queen in Summer of the Sea Serpent (a Magic Treehouse Book), although Maggie’s queen was fierce rather than helpful. Anna decided to dress up as Maggie’s web, and the girls’ beloved 3 year-old cousin was dressed as Jango Fett (the father of Star Wars’ Boba Fett, for those not in the know.)

The fogginess is from smoke around an extra-spooky house in the neighborhood.

We engaged in some redistribution of wealth once we got home…sorting out dairy-filled chocolate, peanuts, and sticky candy so that each child ended up with a generous amount of candy they could eat. My friend Jennifer pointed out that this sounds a lot like socialism, so I guess I’m the hand of big goverment in action. I must say that I’m entirely okay with that.

On another note, I’m taking my cue from the ever-inspiring Mama-Om and participating in National Blog Posting Month–which means posting a blog a day for the month of November. I’m hoping my backlog of photos and projects will help me keep up. We’ll see!