It was just pointed out to me that I never posted photos of the Halloween costume extravaganza. So here they are - for posterity. I consider these costumes a great coup because:

a) I managed to convince them to wear costumes that go together. (Although, as The Dormouse will tell you, SHE is a Pirate Girl. The Caterpillar is NOT a Pirate Girl. The Caterpillar is a High Seas Buccaneer... and that's completely different.)

b) I managed to convince The Dormouse to wear something non-pink and non-princess-related (I was gonna say non-Disney-related, but I guess that doesn't apply anymore.)

c) I managed to find pirate costumes that don't make them look like tiny strippers in a theme bachelor party. (No easy feat with little girls' costumes these days.)