I picked out a tiger costume for Austin thinking that since he loved tigers so much and loved to tell you what a tiger says, he would be excited to wear it. I was so incredibly wrong! I knew we'd have issues with the head piece cuz he hates hats, but I was surprised that he didn't want to wear the body either. So we had "practice" runs several times before Halloween - all usually ending in tears and me trying to figure out how to modify the costume so that he couldn't get the head piece off. When it came to the big day, I decided that I would give it one last ditch effort, but that most likely he'd just go with the body and I'd draw a nose and whiskers on.
Early Halloween evening, we met up with all the other young families at our church. Thankfully Austin was distracted enough with his friends that I was able to get his hat on and snap it in a way he couldn't easily get it off, then I bribed him with a lollipop and soon enough he forgot about it! And he made the cutest little tiger ever!
You can tell by this picture a friend took how much he liked his costume!
It wasn't until much later that I realized it was weird that his costume didn't include a tail. I kinda forgot that tigers have tails =P
Once again, Austin found a buddy to hold hands with and he was set! It probably didn't hurt that it was a girl. He likes the older women apparently!
It took a little coercion (read "lollipop") to get Austin to go to the first house. But once he realized that they give him more lollipops & more candy, he got right to it! Even invited himself into a few houses too. He did really good with saying "Trick or Treat" too. We did some practicing in the weeks leading up to Halloween. But it comes out more "Tiddle Treat".
Dad, look what I got!
Now for McKenna! She was dressed as the cutest lil' pink ladybug you ever did see! Are you surprised that I would pick a pink ladybug costume? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Our friends' kids (and our friends) were pretty darn cute too!
After trick or treating, we went to my parents' house for some dinner and to show off our cute children.
Austin got to help my mom pass out candy. Turns out this is WAAAY more fun than receiving candy! He was so excited anytime kids came. A little too excited. He would run at them yelling happily, babbling something about a pop & papa's house. And he would tell them "Trick or Treat"! A little confused. And I think he scared a couple kids too. But he was so entertaining!
And one more pic of me and my ladybug, cuz I can't get enough of her. Seriously, how cute is she?!