Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Halloween

Last Halloween Jonathan was a little tiny pumpkin that was just learning to smile. This year he was a gun-toting, candy-begging cowboy. We found a perfectly sized cowboy hat for him at Savers along with a button-up shirt. After a good cleaning and adding gun holster, jeans, and a bandanna, his costume was set. Peter and I were invited to a sweet "paparazzi" Halloween party where everyone had to come dressed either as a celebrity or a movie character. Peter was Yul Brynner in the King and I, and I was Audrey Hepburn. Here's the picture:

The party was so fun with a photo scavenger hunt, a game of "The Price is Right" on DVD (which confirmed my suspicions that I would be no good at that game show), way too much candy, and a great group of people.
For our ward party, Jonathan was also a cowboy, and Peter made a shirt with the Mr. Clean logo on it, "Bic-ed" his head, and made fake muscles to go under the shirt. I wanted something that would go with Mr. Clean so I went as a haggard housewife, complete with messed-up hair under a scarf, a mu mu, slippers, and a mop. We don't have pictures of that one, so I'll have to post them later once I get my hands on some.
The day after Halloween we went to another fun party. Peter and Jonathan reprised their Yul Brynner and cowboy costumes, but this time I dressed as Hermione from Harry Potter. It was fun--especially the pumpkin bowling in the kitchen. I'm still amazed their kitchen cabinets survived my terrible aim.
Jonathan had way too much sugar this Halloween. If there are cupcakes or candy in his sight, it's so hard to get him to eat anything else. At the Halloween party he kept grabbing candy out of the candy bowl and bringing it to me in hopes that I'd unwrap it and feed him some. Fortunately, he doesn't know how big a candy bar is supposed to be, so I could sometimes trick him by just giving him the tiniest corner and then eating the rest myself. Yes, I was willing to triple my recommended daily caloric intake to save my son from too much sugar. Selfless of me, I know.
All in all, it was a great Halloween. How could it not be with three parties?! I hope you all had a great one too!


Lizardbreath McGee said...

Those costumes are BRILLIANT. It makes me kind of wish I'd actually dressed up this year.

Lindsay said...

You make a great Audrey Hepburn!

Tyler and Elisabeth said...

You are so classy!! I love your entire outfit. Don't you wish we could dress like that every day?

Sam and Heidi said...

Bec, you rock. I have the hardest time putting together one costume, and you did three! Can't wait to see the other pictures-- Audrey looks fabulous!