When I posted the photos last Wednesday of the boys in costume, Melvin’s ‘preferred’ costume had not arrived yet. Additionally I was worried about Jake’s Snookie costume being too PG-13 for the kids. So the boys did a brief fashion show, complete with Melvin in his awesome-yet-very-hot costume that did in fact arrive on 10/31! (He actually had the Fire Dog costume on when the real one arrived).
The boys did great on Halloween. They sat by the front door (I didn’t make them wear their costumes), while I sat on the front porch and handed out candy. Me being outside meant the doorbell was avoided so it was a pretty calm night for everyone — even Snookie and the King.