Be-lated Halloween Photos...

We had an amazing Halloween this year. Both boys ended up changing costumes at the last minute. I got Ethan a superman costume from Wal-mart but it didn't look that cute on him when he put it on, so I sold it on craigslist. Samuel was going to bring his football gear home to be a beat-up football player but his coach said the boys couldn't bring it home.

We were invited to go to a trunk-or-treat for a Methodists church up the street at 6:30. It was 4pm and we still didn't have a costume for Samuel. He came home from school and was really worried about it, so I asked him to come up with an idea and we'd do it out of stuff we had at home. He was discouraged at first and didn't think we could make a cool home-made costume.

But we did!!

In about an hour's time we found an old bed skirt that we don't use and drapped it on him in a way to make a Roman costume. I tacked it in a few placed to keep it in place, made a collar, used some of the material as a belt, clipped some Ivy from the front of the house and made a wreath for his head, and got my make-up out and gave him a beard. He LOVED it!! He did a great job, it was all his idea and I just sewed stuff where he wanted it.

I also found a SAILOR outfit that Daniel's mother gave me. I think Daniel and his brothers wore them as matching outfits or something, and Marcia gave me Daniel's. Well, it fit Ethan perfectly!!! We found an old sailor-looking cap from when Ethan was a baby...

if you compare the two photos you can see how much Ethan has grown. We also had a pair of white shoes that fit him and all of a sudden we had a little sailor on our hands. :)

Here is Samuel waiting for me to finish getting ready so we can go.

And we are on our way down the street to the trunch-or-treat.

They had some fun pumpkins out front so we took some pictures.
The boys look kinda serious though.

A little happier!

They had lots of fun activities, but other than this cut-out, we really went for the candy.

Some pictures of Ethan. He has found his tongue recently.

Showing off for someone walking by.

My little sailor boy.
Thanks Grandma Marcia, for my outfit!!

I took the boys trick-or-treating so that Daniel could vote early because he'd be working on voting day. Ethan got a little tired and fussy so Daniel came and got him
while I went wild with Samuel.

Do you see the pillow case at his feet? Can you say CANDY! Holy Cow. We hit up every house we could in our neighborhood and Samuel scored 8 lbs. of candy - we weighed it when we got home. I was kinda proud of him - we really went for it. It was so exciting... him and I running from house to house, in the dark, checking out all the cool decorations!

I was dressed as a cat, in all black. I waited at each house while Samuel went door-to-door. Samuel is already 12, so he doesn't have many years of legitimate trick-or-treating ahead of him, so I'm glad we went all-out this year. We made some good memories.

And finally we made it home. Ethan was asleep and Daniel was manning the door. We gave out the rest of our candy to a few more kids running around. Then we inspected all the candy we got and organized it and showed all of it to Daniel and told him how much fun we had. In short - we had a great Halloween.


emily said...

so fun! when i think about making homemade costumes i get really excited, but then i can't seem to not buy the ones already made in the store...hmmmm...i'll work on that;-) although, sean and my costumes were homemade to match the $10 one we bought brennan at costco. does that count?

Sam said...

CUTE Halloween costumes! Samuel is pretty creative-his costume is way awesome! I'm glad you posted so many new posts-it's so fun to keep up on your family! Merry Christmas Joce (: