So my clever costume scheme this year? Well, you can't call it my clever scheme, because this year my idea (like most of my ideas lately) came from the wonderful world of Pinterest. Despicable Me has been an all-time favorite at our house for the past few years, and with the second one coming out I thought minions would be the perfect costume for these boys. After all, most of their antics are strangely similar to those of the little yellow dudes from the movie. And don't worry...I wasn't going to leave Gregg out. We needed a Gru. I mean, c'mon...doesn't this look like my crew?
Please don't think me a horrible person when I confess this next part, but when I found out Halloween fell on a Wednesday I was a little bit bummed. "Why?" you ask. Wednesday is AWANA night. Most churches offer some sort of trick-or-treating alternative on Halloween and our church is no different. We planned on doing our AWANA Family Fun night on Halloween complete with carnival games and candy. Sounds fun, yeah, I know. But there was one catch...costume restrictions. The deal was you had to come as either a Bible character or one of God's creatures (ie. an animal of some sort), so herein lies my disappointment...no minions for us this year. Normally this wouldn't phase us too much...we'd just skip the church scene and go trick-or-treating. (Seriously, I'm not a horrible person.) But since G and I are in AWANA leadership this year, we didn't even see not going as on option. So on to new costume ideas.
|Cupcakes before the party? Gosh, we're horrible parents.|
So, Noah it was! Unfortunately getting Will to go along with it was a whole other issue. All his buds at school were Captain America or Spiderman or something else really cool that I don't even know about. Noah? To a five year old...not so cool. He whined the whole time he had it on. "This isn't my favorite." I once heard there was a study that concluded people found the sound of a child whining something like ten times more annoying than fingernails on a chalkboard. I completely concur. So after about ten minutes of that I asked him, "You wanna be the lion instead?" YES!!!!! Fine, costume swap. Thankfully the lion was a little big on Micah and actually still fit Will really well. And since most of the stuffed animals were Micah's, it wasn't too hard to convince him either. So here's what we came up with.
|Noah and a few of his animal friends|
|Will with his best scary lion face|
And the most important part of the night...the boys had a blast and ate too much candy. In fact Will is home sick today with an upset tummy. Not sure if it's an actual stomach bug or sugar gut, but I'm not chancing sending him to school and puking in the middle of his classroom. I've already been that mom this year and it's only the beginning of November. We'll hunker down today and hope it passes.
|Our cute little Noah on his way to the party|
|The lion at the end of the night already looking pretty sick|