We made some spooky peg dolls last week. I never tire of making these. I helped, but it was pretty much all Lydia. We have been watching some scarey movies to get in the mood—The Addams Family, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, and the Corpse Bride. These are good for all the girls, although Sleepy Hollow is pretty bloody and gross and had some torture creepiness that I had to warn them about.
Halloween costumes are being prepared a bit early this year because Sadie and I are going to be gone in Japan during Halloween so I need to get the others ready before we go. Words can't describe how excited we are to go on this trip. All the girls get to choose a big trip to take before college, (with no siblings and taking one parent) and she choose Japan and I could be more thrilled! This is an understatement. It's been hard to even research because I get too excited to focus. We are going with close friends who know Japan well so I will not be left wondering the streets distracted by everything.