Happy Halloween from the Phillips Pham!
This idea actually came to me thanks to my Mother in Law. When she was here after Jaylie was born I was telling her that I had to start thinking about Halloween now that I knew I had a girl. We were just casually brainstorming and she brought up the mermaid idea because we'd just seen a super cute picture of 2 little toddlers dressed as mermaids for an underwater photo shoot. I loved the idea so we stuck with it! My boys had never heard of a pirate until I told them (after re-explaining to them what in the world Halloween was) what they were going to dress up as. I told them that pirates wore eye patches and said, "Arrrrrr Matey!" So for a couple of weeks there was lots of "Arrrrrrrr Matey!" going on around here. I told Kory that I'd never heard so much talk about pirates from 2 boys who had no clue what I pirate was. I tried to show them toys or pictures of pirates so they could have a clue, but I don't think it mattered. Now their idea of a pirate is just this! :)
Here they are saying "Arrrrrrr Matey!"
The cooler weather changed up Jaylie's outfit a little. I added a hat with a starfish on it and had a long sleeved onesie to put under her top but never ended up doing that.
This pirate has witch fingers!!
Kory's mom sent them a little goodie package with fun Halloween treats. Quinn LOVED these fingers. He took a nap with them on so you can bet that when it came time to put his costume on, the fingers were essential to the outfit.
jjp the mermaids outfit when we finished it....about 30 min. before we left! ha! I cut the shape out of fabric and sloppily sewed it together (there was already a ripped seam before we even went outside for pictures). Its just a glorified drawstring bag. The hat is one we had and I just clipped on a starfish I made out of card stock and some shimmery fabric. The top is a headband covered with shimmery fabric. My mom thought of the headband idea. Clutch.
What's a pirate without his mascara beard?
I raided the little girls section at WalMart to get the stuff for the Pirates. That's where I got the shirt (took off the buttons and laced the leather strings through) and the red tights. I cut off some brown sweat pants we had, tied on a doo-rag and an eye patch. Kory was the brain behind the boots. Black socks over their shoes with foil buckles. Gold sash......26 cents worth of fabric from Wal Mart. Done.
Our first stop was to our friends Gary and Sharon. Quinn was PUMPED.
We were lazy and didn't get j out of her carrier. We just layed her fin over her in the seat.
We headed over to the Colliers house for some Trick or Treating with the Thomastons and Colliers. We had a great time. Addison (She-Ra) and Cooper (Ninja) were the leaders of the pack. Trent (Clark Kent) and q moseyed around. Even Ellie the Owl was faster then them!
Trick or Treating is probably annoying to Kanyon. Its like asking you to go up to someone and ask them for a food that you don't like. TRICK OR TREAT CAN I PLEEEEEZE HAVE SOME BROCCOLI OR MAYBE RAW OYSTERS!!?? As klp says, "I can't like candy". But he plays along and has fun and is very nice to share all his candy with his parents. And he did get a package of Goldfish so he was very pleased with that.
He got tired walking so his awesome Daddy carried him the whole way so we didn't have to get him in and out of the stroller to walk up the sidewalks.
We never got a pictures, but Gay Gay was here to enjoy the festivities, take pictures, and add her creative touch to the costumes! So fun! Hope everyone had a great night! ARRRRRRRRrrrrrrrr