November 1, 2009

You are what you eat . . .

I'll be the first to admit that this post could be as much about our menu over the last few months as it is about Jack and Bennett's Halloween costumes, seeing that they were dressed as a hamburger and a hot dog.

Trick or treating almost didn't happen. About two hours before Trunk or Treat, Jack announced that he didn't want to go.

"Don't you want to see Grandma and Grandpa?'


"Don't you want to go and get candy?"


"Do you want to see what Emma's costume is?"


It was so odd because he had been excited for over a week about wearing his costume and filling his ketchup packet bag with candy. But now he had no desire to do anything. He wasn't cranky about it . . . he just didn't really feel like going. Eventually, we coaxed him into going, and even into reluctantly posing for a few pictures.

I couldn't believe how many people referred to Jack as a "sandwich." Um, it's obvious to me that he was a hamburger . . . especially with the ketchup packet. What didn't they get? A lot of people asked if the costume was homemade. If by "homemade" they meant "purchased on ebay" then yes, it was homemade.

You might recognize Ben's costume from two years ago when Jack wore it. Although Jack was more than 20 pounds and ben is less than 13, so it didn't fit him as snugly.

I said that if Kyle and I were cheesy, we'd put aprons on and carry tongs with us. I underestimated Kyle's cheesiness because he wanted to do it. Fortunately, the distraction of getting a screaming infant and a less-than-excited toddler loaded up to go to Trunk or treat kept him from remembering.


Anonymous said...

I think that the tongs/apron idea is hilarious!

Cute costumes, and that treat bag - love it!

Cracked up at your ebay comment. Looks homemade to me.

Instant Family of 4 said...

I love that costume! I will definitely be on the look out for that next year. :)

Emily said...

super cute!

Julie Durocher said...

No way!!!
So cute!
I love the costumes. Did you get the ketchup bag with the costume? How perfect. LOVE it.

Erin K. said...

You definitely should have worn "kiss the cook" aprons. :)

Maria W. said...

You win best costume award, too cute:)

swell news said...

I guess I am cheesy, because I totally think you should have done the apron/tongs idea! That would be awesome!

Heidi said...

Hi! I just found your etsy shop, which lead me to your blog. I can't wait to have some more time to check it all out.

I was wondering if you could answer a question for me. I want to get started doing some work like what you are doing in your shop. Do you work with Photoshop or how do you come up with your designs?

I have got a head bursting with ideas for kids parties in particular and would like to get the knowledge to do them myself and eventually start a shop on etsy. Any advice you could give me would be GREAT!

And I LOVED your kids Halloween costumes! I've got a girl and a boy and I think we are ending the era where they could dress up in coordinating costumes...we did it again this year, but I will be sad when it ends.

Have a great day!!


Lisa said...

What cute kids you have and the costumes were adorable!

Unknown said...

I LOVE these costumes... did you purchase them new or used on ebay?


carly smith said...

new reader....i heart your boy's costumes. the ketchup packet goes above and beyond!! love em!