I LOVE HALLOWEEN!
Seriously, its my favorite holiday. Most people have a Christmas village---I have a Halloween one. :)
So, our celebrating began on Saturday when I had to make cupcakes to donate to Seton House, for church. I like making cupcakes and am excited to donate some more this month.
Here is the cupcake Aaron got to help decorate:
And here are the cupcakes I donated:
Sunday was just a church day and we didn't do any celebrating, besides dressing the boys in their Halloween clothes.
On Monday, I had Grayson and Spencer all day. Frankie came over to help me out with them, which was a life-saver.
Without Frankie's help I never would have finished my sewing on the "Monkey On My Back" carrier cover or Luke's Buzz Lightyear gloves & boots.
The day was very stressful for me & I had little patience with the nonsense of three little boys (Vinnie is an angel, always) so I would have gone crazy without Frankie's help.
Around 4:00 we started getting ready to go. Vinnie was of course the easiest to get dressed. Here is his little monkey costume, that I bought at the thrift store for $4.00!! (It's a Carter's costume.)
Vinnie was 12 weeks old on his first Halloween.
|His eyes are so red because we are ALL fighting a head cold.|
These are the Buzz Lightyear boot covers I made for Luke. His costume was a hand-me-down so we had to hide a few imperfections (it was too short) and make it personalized.
I also made cool gloves for Luke. I took a pair of purple gloves and cut the wrists off, then I cut the fingers off of a pair of white gloves. I slipped the purple gloves inside the white ones and sewed them together. Wallah--purple tipped, white space ranger gloves!
The final touch (and coolest part) of Luke's costume was the Buzz Lightyear ski mask I found at Wal-Mart for $6.00. At first he wouldn't wear it, but when the boys wanted to then he was all about it. (because you know 2 year olds--they hate sharing)
Luke had a blast pretending to fly like Buzz. He was 2 years and 2 weeks old on Halloween.
We were supposed to go to Greenbrier Mall to trick or treat from 5:00-5:45 and then over to Central Baptist Church for Trunk or Treat, but I wasn't ready to go on time, so we just went to McDonald's for dinner, then Food Lion, and finally to Trunk or Treat.
They had a Bounce House. Luke had 2 or three turns, each 2 turns long (bc he was the youngest kid in there & they let him stay in) and loved every minute of it. I really think one of those for the back yard would be a worthwhile investment for us!
I didn't get any pictures of him wearing them, but my friend, Liz, lent us a pair of Buzz Lightyear wings for Luke to wear too...he was SO cute!
We ended up heading to the van by 7:15 and being home before 8 pm. (I had to nurse Vinnie before we could leave.)
I enjoyed our celebration & dressing the boys up. I can't wait until next year! I told Tim my "resolution" for 2012 is to actually put up all of the decorations we own!