Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

This year, Ryan went back and forth quite a few times on what he wanted to be for Halloween. We considered a few DIY options but in the end, the cost of finding all the right clothing pieces was more than just buying a cheap costume off of They had a great deal going with swagbucks, so on the last day that you could order to be shipped in time for Halloween, Ryan finally settled on Captain Hook (the version from Jake and the Neverland Pirates) which consisted of a "shirt" and hat (which is very poorly designed and basically just sat on his head flat, not formed like a hat). We got him the accessory hook and ended up just letting him wear the jeans and tennis shoes he had on from the day.  Here is a video from the day the costume arrived (and the only time he actually wore the hat.) This is another improv-type song that we hear from Ryan on a daily basis:

We had a few options for Cohen but ended up deciding he had a few green shirts in his wardrobe, so we made a trip to the new Craft Central (Benjamin Franklin) in town and came up with a Peter Pan hat made out of 2 sheets of felt, some elementary hand-stitchin by me, and a red feather. See the tutorial I loosely followed here. Cohen refused to try on the hat all the way up to when we left for trick-or-treating, so I was actually amazed he wore it at all.

There were hardly any lights on down our streets, so we only stopped at a few houses before the boys were cold and we decided to just head to the Hallelujah party in Sioux Center.

In Sioux Center, we met up with Adam's parents who were finishing their shift working the food lines, grabbed some supper, and then played some games. The boys enjoyed the games, Mr. Twister balloon animals, and picking out prizes from the tickets they earned. There were new games and more of them this year which made the lines shorter and gave them a good variety to try out.

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