Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween costume creation & the beginning of the candy consumption

The month of October has been fairly busy here, I've felt like I can only deal with the next big thing coming and can't prepare in advance for things coming up. Thus, we just spent two days in a whirlwind of costume creation and our house looked like a craft store threw up in it when I got up this morning. Luckily we have a smaller sized home and cleaning it up doesn't take very long. Also luckily, no one told my children that they should expect perfect costumes and they are happy with them, imperfections and all. If I'd had more time, Dinoguy might have had a full suit and the spines might have stood up better, but he said he loved his costume, so yay for that! Trainboy's didn't have the wheels or back bumper and the all important straps were temporarily a rope - not as comfy, but it worked for the night!

Of course the boys helped make them - especially when it came to the painting! The multiple fittings bugged Dinoguy a little bit, but mostly because he was being interrupted from what he was doing for them.

We had to finish them by Wednesday night for our first trunk or treat. It was a bit of a race against the clock to get everything painted on Trainboy's costume by then.

We had a good time, once the anxiety of beating the clock with the costumes faded. Do you love that Dinoguy picked a stegosaur and Trainboy picked Thomas the train this year? Too fun I think. :) A few games, a few rounds of getting candy, and then it was play time!

Hope you are having a wonderful Halloween week! We're all high on sugar from eating candy already!


mariann and Tory said...

Love trainboys outfit! Thats awesome! Hope you guys have a great time! Happy Halloween!

Christa, Queen of the Blog said...

What awesome costumes, and a very crafty momma!

Bridget said...

Impressive costumes

Roni said...

Wow! Those costumes would be impressive if you had taken a couple weeks to make them -- they're amazing considering you only made them in a couple days!!
I'm impressed, Mama!!
You Rock!!


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