Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Dressing up Boys

I have 2 boys. There are advantages and disadvantages to this. One particular disadvantage is that I don't get to shop for ruffled, cute, sequined outfits to dress the kids up in a cute way (or was this an advantage?). That's really the primary reason we "celebrate" Halloween. It is my chance to dress up the super cute kids in super cute outfits.

But then there is a problem... I'm not terribly creative. Yeah, sure, I could browse the internet looking for cute costumes to buy that complement each other, or I could depend on Robin, the more creative one, to figure it out for me.

When Will was 6 months old, Robin made him a cute little ninja costume. A year later, we re-did ninja, but he wouldn't wear the ninja hood. This year, he was a crocodile (if you ask him) or an alligator (if you ask Robin), or a lizard, dinosaur, Godzilla (if you ask the neighbors). And what does a crocodile need for a companion? A little bird. It seems Robin had a very nice multi-colored feather boa, complements of Shawnee's wedding, that wasn't being used on a regular basis. As Robin doesn't have a child of her own, she provided it for Alex's consumption.

Crocodile ready to go Trick-Or-Treating

Little Bird realizes there is an entire bowl of candy already at our house

For some better pictures, check out the ones we had taken at Sears.

Fortunately, the alligator and bird costumes arrived on October 30th. Unfortunately, there were 2 dress-up events prior to that. One was at the kids' school and one was at the YMCA. They went as tourists.

The costume parade at school
(primarily for the benefit of the parents, not the kids)



watterflower said...

At least I made the 30th! Maybe you should ask Will and Alex now what they want to be for halloween for next year now.

Angela said...

Hmm... Sounds good. But I don't think that "down" is a good costume.