Please click on this picture to see Jack in full lion howling mode. That kid is so weird.
Our sweet fairy.
And, our football star.
And, we had a costume change before even leaving the house. Jack has been talking about being a ghost for the past few weeks. He would put his Thomas blanket on his head, walk around the house and run into things.
In the interest of avoiding an ER visit on Halloween, I cut an old pillowcase to ghost mode. Ghetto ghost mode. Or, Charlie Brown ghost mode. You decide.
I showed Blake and his reaction was, "Dude. Poor kid's going to get a bag of rocks."
Yes, he trick-or-treated like this. We let him. And, laughed the entire evening. Lots of laughs from other parents, too.
We started downtown and let the kids gather candy from local businesses. This bird feeder store is one of our favorites.
Wall-E, in the cardboard costume remarked about Jack, "You a ghost." Jack's response..."You a box." Awesome.
Happened upon the Kansas City Culinary Institute and I was smitten. I will now be stalking them for a part time seasonal job. Most precious place ever.
No idea who these precious punkins are, but I had to take a picture of the flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz. Very impressive. Handmade, too.
Still on the go. Yes, that lady is likely laughing at him. He had no clue.
Two suckers in one hand and a piece of chocolate in the other.
Back home and ready for trick-or-treaters!
Jack caught a bit of The Great Pumpkin before leaving. A close-up look, obviously.
Our punkins. Did I mention I spent $7 on costumes this year? Lainey's wearing dress-up clothes given to her by my Aunt Mary for her birthday. Too cute not to use for Halloween. Carter is wearing his old football gear and a Chiefs jersey from Children's Orchard. Jack? We already covered that. And, the lion was Carter's from his 3 year old year.
Off we go!
Jack was a pro by house #2. Lainey was mildly interested.....still not as aggressive as the boys. Carter led the way, but with sweet patience for the little ones.
Such a great kid.
And, that concludes the Starnes Halloween from 2009. We're now into Thanksgiving and I have lots of fun stuff to share with you all. Coming soon!