Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Boo Crew and Halloween dinner


The kids had a great time putting together their Halloween costumes this year. Luke and Jack have gotten a lot of mileage out of them! Luke has worn his five times for different dress up days, parties and trick-or-treating, and I think Jack has worn his at least twice.

Our evening started with a hot dog dinner at my mom's. Usually we dine on chili or taco soup- but someone suggested hot dogs. Then my brother asked if we were going to have "the hot-dogs." Sometime in the last two years I saw in a magazine all these great different hot dog combos and we ate them for some family gathering.  I couldn't remember when it was and I had not blogged about it! But I did find tucked away in my too-fat-to-overflowing-somebody-help-me recipe binder these cards that I had out from last time. They described each hot dog "scenario." So we opted to do that this year instead.



I think we have a definite winner for the favorite dog. But we decided that our family needs to have a proper contest to judge which one we think is the favorite.

I get a kick out of what the kids want to be each year, and I am always so thankful when we don't have to buy a lot of supplies. Long gone are the days when "I" got to decide what they were going to be!

It is still fun to dress up- even when you are 15. I think having younger siblings to "help" do the treating helps. You have to dress up if you are going! Savanna decided on a ghost. I think mainly the inspiration came from her bracelet. It is hard to see in this photo, but it is covered in googly eyes.

After the bracelet came the shirt- then we pulled out all the tulle that has been sitting in my material box and whipped it up. The only thing we had to buy was a white t-shirt. 

Jenna joined us for the evening- she dressed up as the girl from The Birds.


 Jack was The Dr. from Dr. Who. Yes the red fez, and bow tie were important to the outfit. Jack found the jacket this summer in Jay's closet and thought it was a perfect Dr. jacket.

We found the pattern online for the fez and I broke down and bought the bow tie. He assures me he will wear it again. Fun for a Dr. Who fan.

Next up we have Luke as Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings. Technically he was Frodo from the book. (But we used the movie character as inspiration.) We were pretty excited to find everything we needed for his costume.

He really wanted hair for his feet, but somehow I convinced him otherwise. He gave me shivers when he imitated gollum saying "my precious."

Saving the best for last ... Tucker as Chris Krat from the PBS show Wild Krats. Wow- was this a funny one. After he nixed the idea of a cowboy  (because you can't dress-up, if that is what you already are) I kept giving him other ideas but he would not be deterred. He kept going back to this character. I remember him from PBS show Zoboomfoo.

Pretty good imitation don't you think?

Here is the story that I will remember best about this Halloween. See those round circles on Tucker's costume? I was putting them on last minute and wanted to make them stick so they would not fall off while he was running around. I had the "great" idea to use hot glue. I whipped that glue gun out and Tucker was not so keen on the idea.
This is what I posted on Facebook about the situtaion:

"A cautionary tale ... The hot glue gun will seem like an excellent choice to quickly finish off the costume so the young'n can get out the door. But not such a great choice when the hot glue is stuck in the zipper at the end of the night and there is no way out but to cut your way out of the costume.

Yes- I had to cut through Tucker's vest to get his head out. There was no way to get his head to go through either direction. There was a little moment of panic- and I loved having Tucker say "I told you hot glue was not a good idea!"

A Halloween story to remember! 


The Mrs. said...

What a fun Halloween! Tuck- That's one Halloween story to remember :) Funny thing is we are watching that show right now.

Alex and Kimberly Rasmussen said...

What a fun halloween!! I love the hot dog night-so creative!!

April said...

I am totally behind in commenting, absolute favorite hot dog is a West Virginia hot dog. My dad grew up there and we had them all the time growing up. Mustard, ketchup, onion, homemade chili and fresh coleslaw on top. Yum! The hot and cold combo is fabulous. Come visit and I will make them for you. :)