Remember when I used to post pictures of my kids everyday? It's been so long, that as I was taking photos of them on Wednesday for their belated Halloween Parade, I thought, "Wow! They look so much older!" Their faces have elongated and their limbs have stretched out. I was shocked. I need to force them to be my show horses more often to soften the blow.
American Apparel sent me the adorable clothes to make into Peanuts costumes. The kids had fun playing Linus, Lucy, and Charlie Brown for the day. To get Oscar's stripes, I used duct tape for a stencil and painted it in with black acrylic paint. Super easy, turned out great. I carelessly drew the stripes on Owen's shirt with a black Sharpie brush tip marker. I'm sure I could have made them look perfect somehow, but does it really matter? :)
Of course Owen forgot to take out his sign and blanket from in his backpack for the parade. He ended looking like the kid who's mom forgot his Halloween costume. I wanted to shout to everyone: I didn't forgot! Honest! He's Linus! You know? From Charlie brown! But no one asked, so I just beamed with pride and took a million pictures of him anyway. Here he is in the middle of spiderman, a ninja, and a yellow somethin somethin.
Charlie Brown Costume:
Hope you have a great weekend! Will I be seeing you at the Hurricane Sandy Bake Sale?