As do most holiday-loving, mom-blogging planners, I started thinking about Halloween near the end of August. I've always been a sucker for themed sibling costumes, but I also knew that at four years of age, Brantley would certainly have an opinion of his own this year. (I also assume this will be my last year for themed costumes since they will likely both have opinions next year.) Anyway, I started with Brantley. He threw out a few ideas, one being a pirate. I knew I could take that a run with it...so that I did. I quickly found and ordered a pirate costume, and thanks to Amazon Prime, it arrived before he had time to change his mind. Meanwhile, I scoured the Internet for a coordinating parrot costume for Holden. When the best I could find was a below-average bird for $40, I did the next best thing--headed to Pinterest to learn how to make my own! Luckily, a red hoodie, blue sweatpants, some brightly-colored fleece, and little hot glue was all it took. Holden had himself an adorable (but HOT) parrot costume! And of course, we couldn't have a pirate and a parrot without a pirate ship wagon to match! So again, thanks to Pinterest, we found ourselves a few examples and I put Craig to the challenge (even though I ended up doing a lot of it). I love how it turned out and we definitely had the coolest way to transport
our beer Craig's beer around the neighborhood!
Despite my best attempts at photos on two different occasions--both before Halloween night--and lots of bribing, the boys were just too darn excited to be in their costumes. Which resulted in quite a few blurry photos. But an overload nonetheless. Because that's what holidays are all about, right?!
As for the main event, we met up with some neighbors at 6:00 and trick or treated our way through half our neighborhood. In shorts and flip flops!!!!! A first ever that I can remember! Poor Holden was a sticky, sweaty mess upon removing his costume later that night, but he didn't seen to mind one bit! He executed like an ole pro and Brantley was so excited that he tripped and fell (a result of running) no fewer than four times throughout the night. Again, blurry pictures are a sign of a good time, I suppose!
A Monday night Halloween meant for later than late bedtimes and cranky kids on November 1. But again, that's what holidays are all about, right?!