Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween 2010

We went to the trunk-or-treat at church on Saturday evening. Zane was very excited and therefore, so was Nora. Zane has wanted to be a John Deere for as long as we've been talking about Halloween--a little over a month. So, Kevin finally brought home some boxes the week of Halloween. I decided to try and put the costume together Friday morning. Of course, Mom and Dad were visiting, so they had some input (which was actually helpful). I also had a lot of "help" from Zane, Nora & Anna (not so helpful).

After getting the basic construction of the tractor decided, Mom and Dad went out to lunch with some friends. The kids and I went on a trek to see about getting some headlights, green spray paint, yellow duct tape and John Deere decals. Thanks to Stark Street Lawn and Garden we got hooked up with some pretty cool John Deere stickers, but the yellow duct tape could not be found at Target or Home Depot, so I called Mom and Dad and asked them to pick some up at Michael's before they came home. I gave them the address for the nearest Michael's--just about 10 minutes from my house. After it was already too late I realized I had sent them to the wrong store--pretty much downtown. Well, I don't think they were very happy about their extra (almost) two-hour errand, since they kept talking about me sending them clear to Seattle to get duct tape. However, the costume just wouldn't have been the same without it, so we really appreciated it.

Zane was very proud of his costume. At first he didn't quite know what to think. Everyone kept coming up and talking to him, telling him how great his costume was. Kevin and I were pretty proud of the job we did. I think he started to get use to it, though. He loved telling people to put the candy in his exhaust pipe and got a little irritated when people thought he was a train. After we got home Zane told Grandma that "Everyone like my costume the best, but I won't share."

Nora was a lion. She could have cared less about dressing up, but once she realized it meant candy, she was all for it. She was very excited to get treats.

Anna was some sort of big cat--leopard, jaguar or something. She didn't last and happily fell asleep in Grandma's arms.


Stacie said...

super cute costumes! looks like your kids had a fun time :D

Kristi said...

Zane needs to look a little bit MORE appreciative of all that HARD work from his family!!! It sure turned out cute!! That's definitely a KEEPER!!!
Nora & Anna, of course, look VERY cute, too!

Brooks Family said...

Great job! I love the tractor!