Halloween 2012

I’m a little late getting our Halloween post out here and I know all of you that are still reading our blog have been eagerly awaiting this. 😉

In keeping with the superhero theme that Liam began last year as Spiderman, this year we moved from red to green as in The Hulk. I must say he made a pretty scary-looking Hulk and he was a bit obsessed with his muscles.

The costume was enough to frighten a few of the smaller kids that he encountered until he took his mask off so I guess you would call that a successful Halloween costume!

I did a little Halloweening myself at work. I dressed up with a couple of my co-workers and put together a quick costume as Dr. Seuss’ Thing 2 from “Cat in the Hat.”

We didn’t win any awards for our costume but it made for a fun day at work. I think we might have even motivated a few others to dress up next year.

Halloween 2010

We had a busy fun-filled Halloween weekend this year!

Liam was all revved up about being his favorite Toy Story character for Halloween so we pieced together a costume over the course of the Summer. The Buzz Lightyear Action Wing Pack came as an awesome birthday gift back in April from “big bro” Ryan. Rob found the jumpsuit at Wal-Mart 3 or 4 months ago. I picked up matching Toy Story 3 green socks in the dollar bin at Target, and we splurged on some lime green Converse hightop “Chucks” and some glow-in-the-dark armbands to finish the ensemble off.

Liam in his Buzz Lightyear costume

The festivities began Friday night at my Mom’s nursing home. They had a mini carnival inside and the kids got to trick or treat with the residents there. Of course, all the residents just lit up having the kids around. Liam had lots of fun playing games and even won a stuffed frog that he gave to his G-Ma as a gift. It was so sweet.

Saturday night we met up with Clems, Sophie & Siena and Martin, Ashley & Little Sophie at St. Elizabeth’s Gooberfest carnival. We love this one because it’s a lot smaller than some of the other carnivals in town and the games are geared just perfect for younger children. The kids had lots of fun just running & playing with each other and it was nice to be able to relax and visit with our friends.

Liam and Siena

Buzz Lightyear and Darth Vader

Sunday night we took Liam around the neighborhood trick-or-treating and he loved it. Last year he wasn’t that into it but this year, he was all excited and did great going up to the doors and interacting with people. When we got home, he loved passing out the candy to the trick-or-treaters who visited our house and would get all excited every time he heard the doorbell ring. He told them all “Happy Halloween” after he gave them their candy.

Liam goes "Trick or Treating."
Liam "Trick or Treating."

I was wiped out by the end of the evening but it was SO worth it! It makes me realize how precious these days are that he enjoys such simple things in life. I wish I could just freeze time and he would stay 4 forever! (He’s always quick to tell that that he can’t stop growing!)