And just like that…It’s over! Trick or treating is done. Costumes are muddy. Halloween 2013 has passed, and now it’s November! I’m pretty sure Owen has been talking about all things Halloween for months. He is obsessed with candy. Must get that from his dad (yeah right). Now that it’s over, everything we do seems to be a negotiation. “You can have one piece of candy on the way to Target … if you eat a good breakfast, brush your teeth, and put on your shoes.” OR (said as I type this), “If you play nicely with your brother until storytime, you can pick out ONE piece of candy.” I’m pretty sure the experts would frown on my recent bribing parenting techniques. Oh well. It’s also the time of year where I become a big thief. “They’ll never notice if I eat ONE Reese’s Peanut Butter cup … ” That one actually becomes three by the time naptime is over. Oops.
Earlier this month, I mentioned that the boys (or at least Charlie) wanted to be the Lorax from Dr. Seuss. We could have purchased the $70 costumes from Pottery Barn OR… attempt to make our own. I choose the latter.. Then Owen decided he also wanted to be the Lorax, so two furry orange costumes were on order.
Here’s how they turned out …
Ready for some trick or treating:
One more shot:
I tried to convince them to carry their mustaches around all night, but that lasted approximately 22 seconds. Don’t they know the mustache makes the costume?!?
For comparison … here’s a shot of the Pottery Barn costume:
Theirs is pretty cute. Must be the matching orange shoes :). Side note, PBK: In the movie, The Lorax did not have a furry yellow belly (just sayin’)!
Back when we started this project, they both LOVED the Lorax (as I mentioned previously). However, apparently they reached their limit somewhere between then and now, and by the time Halloween rolled around, they were sick of the Lorax. Oh well, they still had a great time.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween, too! Welcome to November … time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Love this time of year!!