My friend, whose fiancé works with Matt, really misses home and she wanted to make applesauce and paint pumpkins and pretend it was cold outside. Pumpkins weren't easy to find, so we settled for something like honeydew melons. (The applesauce was fantastic.)
The evening of Halloween, there was a party at the biggest international school here, so that's when the boys got dressed up in their costumes of choice: Captain America and Wolverine.
I dressed Marie up as Hermione Granger. When we were at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando in March, we were buying souvenirs for the boys and I wanted something for the baby. I didn't know if it was a boy or a girl yet, but I thought, either way they could be Harry or Hermione. So when I found out she was a girl, I had my sister-in-law's sister-in-law make the hat/wig and scarf, my mom made the robe, my friend in Idaho made the skirt, and I bought the shoes. We used the stick that comes with a wooden frog (a classic Lao toy) as her wand. So, her costume was a lot of work and a lot of money, but she looked dang cute!!