Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

We ended up having a great Halloween, even though the day didn't start picture perfect. Jackson woke up the night before with some sort of stomach bug and spent the first half of the day asleep on our couch. Bode had the same bug a few days earlier and it was very short-lived with him, so I had hope that with enough rest, Jackson would bounce back quickly. Luckily, that was the case! By the afternoon he felt much better, was eating fine, and was so excited about trick-or-treating.

This year the boys were ninja turtles! More specifically, Leonardo and Raphael. 

I thought they looked so cute in their costumes and I love that they got to be something together. They loved having weapons, even if they were sort of a pain trick-or-treating. I ended up making their costumes because I didn't really like any of the ones I saw in the stores. I figured I could make something that would be more comfortable, cost less, and last longer (and go in the dress-up box). The definitely aren't perfect, but they loved them and that is what matters. 

Sean dressed up as a race-car driver, and I put a pumpkin face on my baby bump at the last minute. 

Sean and I took turns taking the kids trick-or-treating/passing out candy. I started the first leg with them and we joined our friends, the Carrolls. 

It was really fun being in our new neighborhood and having tons of trick-or-treaters running around. 

After the kids had their fill, we made a stop by our friends, the Knights, to say hi, and headed home. Not quite done with sugar, Bode and Jackson sat on our kitchen counter with spoons eating the leftover slush from our "witches brew" we had with dinner.

We ended the night staying up late watching "Ghostbusters" together. It ended up being a pretty great Halloween.


Grant and Taryn Layton said...

I am SO impressed that you made their far the best ninja turtle costumes and I'm a huge fan of homemade costumes (especially with such awesome execution). So cute!

Shawna said...

Those costumes are awesome! you are one talented girl. love that you found green jeans for them to wear! so cool!