Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Costume Fun

So, last night was the Halloween "Trunk-or-Treat" at church. Where all the kids dress up and parade around to cars in the parking lot, where everyone has decorated their trunks with spiderwebs and black lights, the whole deal. I was surprised by how elaborate people got. But this year was my first experience with the whole thing. This year we had an excuse. =)

First there was the general gathering and adult socializing, while the kids ran around and compared costumes. There were some very good ones, and I amazingly don't think I saw any duplicates, except perhaps in the same general category. Timothy's costume was a big hit. All the little kids kept coming up to pet the chicken, or try to steal it, and the "bigger" kids asked me "How is the chicken carrying him?" (Anyone else need clarification? Look closely for small blue shoes sticking out of the bottom of the orange feet)

John, unfortunately was working late, but we got some great video for him, and of course lots of candy. One of the perks of trick-or-treating with a 15-month old: He's not the one eating the candy. =) Timothy had fun walking around and watching the big kids, and even won ""Most Humorous Costume."

Then we all traipsed outside to "knock" on some trunks. It was dark, and Timothy was a little confused, but one we got back inside, and he saw what was in his bucket, boy was he excited!

By the time we got home, we had a very tired boy. He didn't even wake up when we changed his clothes and put him to bed. But he sure was cute. John's hoping to get off early on Friday, and then he can take him Trick-or-Treating at the mall. We'll see. In the meantime, here's some fun videos for you all!


Shannon said...

That is the cutest costume! I've never seen anything like it! I hope you guys have a fun Halloween!

Mama Llama-Karen said...

Timothy and his costume are just the cutest. The holidays are so new and fun when you get to see them through a childs eyes. It's a whole new world. Major Cool!

The Wilkins Family said...

Ok, that is so cute. I thought he was sitting on the duck at first and was thinking, "Where is his costume?" We wish we could have been there.

Steve said...

That is the best costume I've seen in a long time!! My coworkers kept marveling at how the chicken was walking!

Jenete said...

I must admit it took me a while to figure out that his legs were actually the chicken legs. Such a cute clever Halloween costume!