Halloween just keeps getting better each year. Now that S is old enough to enjoy a costume, help with cookies, trick-or-treat and stay up late watching scary movies, we try to stretch the holiday out as long as possible.
This Halloween S wanted to dress up as Ghostbuster Peter Venkman. Ghostbusters is one of T's favorite movies and S is starting to know it just as well as T.
We decided to make his Halloween costume this year, and I have to say we ended up spending less money and got a much cooler costume than we would have if we just bought a Ghostbusters costume.
First, we ordered a real flight suit from an army/navy surplus store online (this was the most expensive part of the whole costume, but still cost less than anything from Party City or Halloween Express). T made some iron-on transfers for the Ghostbusters patch and the Venkman name tag. But most of T's work on this costume went into the proton pack, which he made mostly out of spare pieces of wood we already had around the house. A nylon rope and a little spray paint and acryllic paint finished it up. He also added a few last minute glow sticks to make S more visible in the dark.
S LOVED his costume! I have to say I married a truly handy man; he never ceases to amaze me.
I made a big batch of sugar cookies and spent nearly a whole day decorating them with a little of S's help. I have such a love/hate relationship with royal icing. It's a once or twice a year thing for me, but after this batch I may only do it every other year.
T and S carved the pumpkin together this year...
After trick-or-treating, we all shared S's candy. It just wouldn't be right to let a 4-year old consume all that junk food; T and I had to save him from some of it. We still have quite a bit left over, which we'll dole out over the next few weeks.
In the midst of all that trick-or-treating, S stopped to pick me a flower. I love that boy so much! He's such a little charmer.
We also stayed up late Halloween night bobbing for apples and watching Halloween movies. This year we saw, Disney's the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Monster House, and a few days ago we watched The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
It was such a fun Halloween! Can't wait until next year when we'll have two costumes to make.