Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween!

It was a crazy start to the holiday rush. Evan and Harry decided that they wanted to be superheros. They have become very interested in Veggie Tales (thanks to us being able to watch our instant Netflix queue via our Wii on our tv) and there was an episode about Larry the Cucumber wanting to be a superhero. I drew the line at making them helmets with plungers for the ears so they could climb walls.

I bought some fabric markers and white shirts and colored versions of the superman logo on the front of their shirts. Pillowcases became capes as I have no idea where a fabric store is near by and really don't like running all over for things anymore. I guess that is what happens when you live in the middle of nowhere and it is a hassle to just go grocery shopping. I can't bag on the town I live in too much because there is a store in town that sells yarn and knitting needles (along hand knit and woven goodies for the tourists) so at least my knitting emergencies are easy enough to handle.

Daniel was going to be a punk rocker, but I found out that the hair paste I bought to turn his hair into a mohawk was no match for the stubborn curl of his hair. A quick last second search through our saved costumes turned up the kitty costume which fit him perfectly.

My husband was out of town for part of last week so out pumpkins were carved much later than me normally do but that was ok because that meant there was no visible signs of rotting when we hauled them to the ward Trunk or Treat on Saturday. That is where the pictures below were taken. Sunday my husband took the older kids out around the neighborhood and Daniel and I stayed at home handing out candy. I don't take my kids out until they are old enough to actually say trick or treat ect, as it really looks like a blatant candy grab instead of the subtle one that I have with the older boys.


Vicky said...

Cute Superheroes! I hope one of them comes to save me some time!! And an extremely happy looking cat there! I like the one-eyed pumpkin, very original.

brittany said...

Adorable superheros!
Pretty handy with the costume creating; I'm pretty sure I'd be running around like a maniac trying to get costumes together for 3 kids!

Anonymous said...

The world really needs more super heroes, and a super fine kitty, indeed. (Yes, curly hair has a mind of its own)
You all were way more ambitious than us! We forgot even to buy any pumpkins.