What a Halloween!
We dressed up, paraded, trick-or-treated, and ate and ate and ate.
Most of my creative juices went to Michael’s Mater costume, which was a work of art.
From the front:
And from the back… a working tow hook!
And let’s not forget the working headlamps once dusk hit! (Don’t you just love the pie tin radiator/candy dish!?)
Mater was WAY too big to wear to school for Michael’s class parade, so we pulled this Captain America costume out of the closet. Look at these little super heroes!
Apparently Michael grew a bit… Look at his shoes and fake shoes.
Brandon and I phoned in our outfits, thanks to Target. They were fun and easy– fine by me!
Of course we had some festive eats too… Our many-layer dip was so easy and paired perfectly with orange and black chips from Wegmans:
And some sweet treats, “blood” courtesy of food coloring and corn syrup, applied with an infant medicine dropper, edible axes made by Wilton, bought by me:
We carved pumpkins too. All around, the perfect holiday!
Baby Michael was born just in time to celebrate his first Halloween in style!
I originally wanted him to be a Cookie Monster, but there weren’t costumes in the itty bitty size that I needed. (We did end up receiving a toddler-sized one as a gift, so be on the look out for our Cookie Monster next year!)
Late night breastfeeding is conducive to lots of Pinterest browsing and I found this adorable glow-in-the-dark skeleton outfit on sale. $8 for a costume? Done.
Skeleton baby & skeleton head wine!
I also made this ghost onesie for Michael. (More on that in a future post; hopefully this week)
BOO! It’s Michael!
You’ve also already seen Michael’s pumpkin bib. It was a gift and was perfect for Halloween and his six-week Facebook photos.
Michael’s six-week photo shoot
Finally, his Waldo outfit came together by happenstance. I was going through Michael’s outfits, saw the red and white striped onesie and his blue pants and voila! I added a red electrical tape stripe to his hat from the hospital, along with a yarn puff. The only item I needed to purchase were pipe cleaners for his glasses. $1 total. Cheapest– and cutest– costume yet!
Where’s Waldo… er… Michael!? I found him!
Look at those specs!
Which costume is your favorite? I like them all!
We tried putting Michael in an actual pumpkin too, something I’ve always wanted to do with a baby, and it was an extreme failure. We were all laughing as much as my sister was. Everyone except Michael. Maybe next year?
This looks so easy on Pinterest…