this year, nathaniel’s god mother and pseudo aunt jackie told us she was going to take care of his costume (after seeing one of his favorite characters from one of his favorite tv shows). it was pretty fantastic having nathaniel dress up as brobee (from the tv show yo gabba gabba), but i think it may have been even MORE fantastic to have jackie dress up as well (as foofa from the same show).
one thing we realized was that so far, in the 3 halloweens he has been alive for, he has been a monster of some sort for all of them (which makes my idea for our costumes for next year so much more awesome – in my eyes at least).
this year nathaniel was pretty excited to go trick or treating, bizarre weather not withstanding.
foofa and brobee
since the crazy snowstorm that happened the saturday before (on the day of my sister’s wedding – which i’ll get to once i have some decent pictures) power was knocked out all over the place. one of the people hit with an outage was one of julia’s friends jen. the town she lives in more resembled downtown fallujah than dumont new jersey, so she brought her two girls over to join in our trick or treating fun.
watching two 4 year olds and a 2 year old go door to door was pretty amusing. it wasn’t just ringing a doorbell once, it was ringing a doorbell 10+ times. it wasn’t just taking one candy from the dish the person was holding, it was taking 3+. one thing i’ll say about them, is that they did say “thank you” at most every house.
also, nathaniel didn’t take candy out of his bag and try to give it to the person at the house like he did last year.
somehow, the herd of cats all looked at me at the same time
once we finished up with the candy hunt, we all went back to our house for a pizza party and some playtime.
now, if having 3 young kids trick or treating was amusing, having the same 3 kids playing (well, destroying) our house was equally as funny. they played a little football, nathaniel pushed them on his bike, they took turns hitting each other in the head with a spinning buzz lightyear toy, they jumped on the couches, some fell off the couches – and no one got seriously injured, so it was a total win/win situation.
looks like i need to start getting the madmartigan and willow ufgood costumes ready for next year.