Homemade Halloween

One of my favorite things about where we live is the town events. Halloween is one of my favorites. It’s always fun with family because there is a lot of thought that goes into the costumes.

This year I am pregnant and in the throws of first trimester, so coming up with a costume idea was hard. I put it off and put it off as I listened to Sam rattle off ideas. We talked about David and Goliath, dressing up as S’mores, and countless other things. But Sam eventually settled on a rocket ship. When I asked him what Timmy would be, he said, “Moon and stars, of course.” Oh, well, duh then.

I tried to sway him in another direction. How was I going to manage two homemade costumes when I couldn’t even get off the couch? But it was the night before Halloween when all through the house the children were bathing, and my time was running out. I asked him again, and he said, “Rocket ship, Mama.” I looked at Mark and said, “We’re going to make this happen.”

So we set to work when the kids should have been in bed and built the bones of the costume. We finished it the next day after a harried trip to Wal-Mart for a few supplies to make Timmy’s, and in the end, I’m glad we did. It turned out cute and the boys were excited!


The helmet for Sam’s costume made it. Thanks, Daddy! thumb_DSC_0204_1024

Look at those happy cuties!thumb_DSC_0210_1024 thumb_DSC_0216_1024 thumb_DSC_0220_1024

We also made a cute hand print pumpkin. thumb_DSC_0245_1024

We joined the cousins for some trick or treating through town. The donut and slurpee was amazing too!thumb_IMG_9529_1024 thumb_IMG_9530_1024

That light was a hit! Of course some people thought he was a flashlight, but who cares. 😉thumb_IMG_9535_1024

A very happy moon and stars!

What a fun night! Love this tradition.

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