Monday, November 2, 2009

Matchy Matchy!

Halloween costumes this year had to be cheap and easy due to our busy schedules. Which means we couldn't do our original idea for Halloween costumes (all four of us dressing as 80's cartoon characters. I won't tell you which ones - there's always next year.)

We picked up the boys' costumes this year at a costume swap party. I'm just glad they were excited about them, despite the lack of color.

Carter as the Big Bad Wolf, Jordan as Remy from Ratatouille

Now if you'll bear with me for a moment, I must speak about something very important. Do you see those trick-or-treat bags they're holding? Pretty cool, huh? They glow in the dark for that extra touch of kiddy magic. The bags were from Cynthia's Mom - Cyn used those bags as a kid. Here's the weird part though, I used the same bags (except mine had handles) in my family! Does anyone else have fond memories of those bags? I need to know how many other Moms did cool stuff like that.

I digress...

As we were already planning on adult costumes that matched the kids this year, we felt challenged to come up with something else that matched. So...

Let go! These cookies are for my sick Grammy, you big meanie! Cookies will cure any geriatric condition!

Cynthia got some fleece from Joann's and freestyle sewed a Little Red Riding Hood costume. That fleece sure looked warm. Perfect for Halloween which was, unfortunately, 40 degrees this year. The dress and basket came from Goodwill. We wanted to stick a baguette in the basket, but we ran out of time.

Oui! Oui! Dupez ou le plaisir, monsieur! Donnez-moi le bonbon...MAINTENANT! Hon hon hon!

My costume was really easy - one quick trip to Bartz for a toque and a stop at Bed Bath and Beyond for an apron. Everyone seemed to dig the chef costume - lots of comments all night. One person recognized the Ratatouille connection and called me "Chef Gusteau"...I felt pretty fat after that one.

We went trick-or-treating in two waves (because one can never have too much sugar) and the boys gathered five pounds of candy together! Not that I measured on a kitchen scale...because that would be silly. Yeah, silly.


  1. Love the costumes!!

    I think I had a bag like that too!

  2. LOVE them!! I can't believe that person said that! I was just wondering where your unruly red hair was....

  3. Very clever. I should really get into the dressing up thing but I barely manage to get my kids costumed.

  4. Wow! You did a great job! Everyone looked so cute! And of course I wondered how you got the same bags we still have! That's amazing!