Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween: No Planning Necessary

I could live with or without this spooky holiday (can it be called that?), but yesterday Brian informed me that he for sure wanted to take Eli out to trick or treat, so I had to figure out what the boy was going to be. This week I had already searched the malls, but all the quality costumes were taken and I refused to buy my first born some flimsy costume from those overpriced Halloween superstores that pop up in September.
This morning as I got Eli dressed to meet dad in town for lunch, I realized he was practically a lumber jack wearing a puffy orange vest and Brian's boots from when he was 2. After some failed running around town to buy accessories like suspenders, a toy ax, and a blue ox (not too much to ask, right?) I came home at 6 pm disheartened, especially seeing all the excitement going on at the mall where all the little ones were trick or treating. Brian wasn't daunted, and somehow we pulled together a little orange hat, mascara as whiskers, and suspenders made of a sash. Wow, 100 % free, fun, and creative. We'll definitely have to do home-made costumes for now on.
By the last couple of houses, our pooped little Paul Bunyan started to understand and stopped giving the nice people the candy he got at the last house. I'm glad Brian made us go. Everything is more exciting once you have kids (even parades).

6 comments:

kim said...

Eli looks adorable! I'm impressed by how creative you guys are...and the costume was free. You can't beat that. I'm glad he got to go trick-or-treating. =0)

cirila said...

Personally I'm glad you didn't find an ax, that could have turned out ugly. Eli is the cutest lumber boy ever though. Now remember, that candy belongs to him not you!

Helena said...

What?! he can't eat all that! Besides, he doesn't understand. Tonight at the ward trunk or treat I had to be careful not to let anyone see me eat his candy.
His favorite are the suckers anyway. I just take the snickers of his hands. Nuts are very hazardous for toddlers.

Helena said...

Kim, do you recognize his shirt, it's the flannel one you gave him over a year ago, it was perfect!

Leilani said...

Very cute costume. I think homemade ones are the best! I agree, nuts are hazardous for toddlers...in fact sugar is hazardous.

Cristina said...

Eli looks so cute! I love home made costumes. Always unique, always cute.