As you can see, Lydia traded in the penguin costume for the owl costume. At the last minute, she decided to be Hedwig (the snowy owl from Harry Potter) because her friend was dressed as Hermione. Nevermind that the two girls were not trick or treating together! But that is the benefit of keeping a box of costumes; the kids have free reign to choose from whatever we've got. Malachi had us buy him a shark costume a few weeks back, when he got to play the tuba in costume. Gyunay requested the eagle, which I made. Elijah waffled for a while, but settled on the Batman jacket that turned out to be a really good costume for him.
I realize that it's weird that we went trick-or-treating last night. Our county and most surrounding areas changed trick-or-treating to October 30 this year due to impending storms on Halloween night. This was a huge disappointment to our family, because Nathaniel wasn't here yet. He was hoping to get home in time to take the kids trick-or-treating tonight, especially since it's really his favorite night of the whole year. But he was still in China Tuesday night, and so he missed it.