Happy Halloween from the Vanderkids

Well, another successful, slightly stressful Halloween.  It’s just not that easy to get two kids ready for trick or treating who can’t dress themselves, put their shoes on, get into the car, get out of the car, etc.  So thanks to my mom for the help getting them changed and dressed, and apologies to all the people who we promised to visit and whose houses we never made it to. 

The costumes, however, were a success, in my opinion.  I only had to buy the sword (and I did that a month ago), and the rest was made out of towels, a red napkin, a scarf, curtain tie backs, tin foil, cardboard, construction paper and glue.  Here are the results:

Madeline as David swinging her sling (with rocks in it) as she enacts the killing of Goliath at my grandparents’ house:

Luke as Goliath getting ready to go on his first Halloween excursion.  I was quite happy with his costume considering the lack of resources out there for making 7 month old babies into giant soldiers from ancient times.  I love that it’s kind of lame, kind of cute, and, as Marc said, has a Monty Python edge to it. 

Definitely unique.  Hope you can have a laugh at their expense.  They had a great time, but didn’t actually make it trick or treating.  After getting a treat bag at my brother and sister-in-law’s house, she refused to take candy at my grandparents’ house, saying “but I already got a treat!!!!”  However, when she saw that the “treat” included a Reader’s Digest book on penguins, she accepted it.  But she firmly refused when we got to our friend’s house.  She would not take a chocolate bar and said she didn’t need to go trick or treating because “she had enough”.  What a girl!

Oh ya, and I sewed this sling for “David” out of a piece of towel today about 15 minutes before we headed out.  I thought she could either use it as a sling or I could teach her about the female reproductive system:

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8 Responses to Happy Halloween from the Vanderkids

  1. Linea says:

    Excellent visual there!!

  2. becky says:

    Who knew Goliath needs a soother?

    Great job, love the pictures!

  3. Peggy Herd says:

    Best costumes Ever. What a couple of cuties. I am pretty sure Madelines attitude towards treats will change. This was the first year I got to stand on the curb as my kids ran from house to house on their own in a marathon of “Let’s see how many treats we can fit into this bag?” The 9 year old even went out on his own with his friends this year for the first time.

  4. Christy says:

    I saw the last picture and thought….ewww…an inadvertent hysterectomy picture. 😉

    Very cute costumes.

  5. Randall says:

    Thanks for that.

    After a looong day, that was perfect!

  6. Candice says:

    Those are the best, cutest costumes EVER!!!!

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