Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Parades ... Past and Present!

Today we participated in the annual Halloween parade that my hometown throws every year. We have been doing it for the last 3 years and just couldn't miss it, especially since the weather so freaking gorgeous today. It was in the upper 60's, maybe even the 70's. It was awesome.

Here is the run down of all the costumes the Kid has been to date:

1st: (3 months) He was a Dalmatian puppy that I made from scratch ... This was the only year we weren't in the parade. And this was the year before I had my digital I had to scan it in from a picture I have in a frame.
How much does the Baby look JUST like him?!?!

2nd: (1 Year, 3 months) I was a butterfly and the Kid was a bumble bee. I loved that costume. He even had wings. I bought silver angel wings and painted where the silver sparkles were black and covered the paint with gold sparkles before it dried. I pulled him in his wagon that was decorated with fall colored flowers. He won 2nd place in his age group for that one!

3rd: (2 Years, 3 months)I was a witch and he was my black cat. I decorated his wagon to look like a broom that he was sitting on. We didn't win anything, but it was so fun!

This was at a Halloween party. I didn't get a good picture of me at the parade. It was too cold and windy. My wig and hat kept flying off.

4th: (last year- 3 Years, 3 months) He was a knight in shining armor and his buddy was a dragon. We didn't plan that one at all! My friend decorated her wagon to look like a castle. They looked great!

This year: (Kid- 4 years, 3 months. Baby- 1 month) The Baby is a little pumpkin, I am an Indian with my little papoose pumpkin baby and the Kid is a cowboy. No wagon decorating this year, but I got a lot of "Is that a real baby in there??" LOL! And I actually had one woman tell me that I should have the Baby inside where it was warm! huh?? He was quite cozy and warm in my Hotsling.
Just got my litle pumpkin dressed and I got an adorable little smile.

That darn horse head he has had since his first Christmas. It bit the dust today. The head detached from the pole.

The Kid and his "Stinker" buddy...His buddy won 2nd place in his age group. (They are a year apart and in different age groups some years.)

I have NO idea what he is doing in that picture.

I know Pocahontas had a cool set of Maui Jim shades and Uggs. The view looking into my papoose. He slept the whole 2 hours!



AndreAnna said...

I love all these pictures!

The cat and witch one were my fav so far, but of course, the newborn in the papoose is great!

Sawyer is a dragon, Charlotte is a medieval princess and my nephew is a knight. It's so cute.

Sherry said...

Awwwwwwwwww what a cute lil pumpkin you have !!!!
Fantastic job of the costume you made, wow it looks like it was something to tackle but you son looks great.
All the pics are great, and to be in a parade too, fun fun huh?

Bethany said...

I was feeling too crappy to go. If I had known you were going to be there I would have dragged myself over :(

CPA Mom said...

I love, love, love all the adorable pictures!! You look like you enjoy Halloween as much as the kiddos and I love that!! Such creativity!!

Donna said...

Beautiful pictures!! Looks like a fun time. Love the costume. How do you like that Hotsling? can you nurse in that?

Officer Mom said...

I am loving all the pictures. I can't pick a favorite because they are all my faves.

Burgh Baby said...

ALL cute, but I think you win the war of cute! OMG, adorable costume!

Steph said...

These are ALL great!! His poor horse!

Trannyhead said...

I'm totally impressed with all your craftiness. AND with your cute coordinating costumes!

I wore a shirt with a bat on it - that has to count for something, right?