Happy Halo-Ween 2009

What a fun Halloween evening we had! Richard decided to reintroduce his Master Chief costume that he built two years ago. Unfortunately, his thighs and tummy have grown some so he had to figure out a new way to attach some of the pieces. But, his costume still looked awesome as ever. Here's just the head and crotch shield. Lol!
We borrowed a costume for Michael to wear. He was a little blue monster. He didn't like it the first time we put it on.
But, it was after he saw himself in the mirror that he decided he looked kind of neat. He would've worn it all day.
I didn't realize the grey dots on the outfit were reflective until I took some bling-bling pictures of him.
For the first part of our evening, we went to the ward's trunk-or-treat and Halloween games. Richard's favorite part, of course, is walking into the gym where everyone is eating, and immediately seeing much of the crowd turn their attention to him. Actually, he can't really see much through his mask. There is only a small slit for his eyes to peek out. In fact, at one point, someone in the ward reached out his hand as he introduced himself to Richard/Master Chief. Richard couldn't see him reaching his hand out and didn't react--and it ended up looking more like a diss on his part. Oops.
A picture of some of the youth gathered around and talking to Richard. I'm sure he loved all the attention. His costume is pretty awesome--I must say. And it was made with lots of love and care. I have a creative husband. He's already getting ideas gathered for next year.
Michael wasn't at all afraid of daddy--and knew exactly who was hidden inside that costume.
They had a lot of fun games at the activity. Michael liked the cake walk, and soon learned to follow in a circle and would clap everytime the music ended. He actually ended up winning a cupcake once (which most of it, I ate). Here he is just relaxing in the middle of the circle.
And a short video clip of him playing the game.
Trunk-or-treat time! Michael understood that I wanted him to put the candy into his bag everytime that he got some. However, he didn't like that I would never open a candy for him to eat. He didn't understand that at every car there was more candy, he just wanted the candy he had now!
At one point, he started running as far away from me and everyone else with a fun size bar in hand. He didn't want to put it in the bag. He ended up hiding behind a car and trying to gnaw through the wrapper to the chocolate inside. He is a smart little bugger.
After the trunk-or-treat, we went to Taco Bell for a free taco. And then went to some friend's house to play a game! It was a delightful night! And we sure love our little monster.


Mallory said...

Love the monster costume and the fact it looks bling bling. Looked like a fun Halloween!

summerbummer said...

haha. Michael's SO adorable! What a cute little costume (and the reflective patches really make the pictures so neat!). Richards costume's pretty cool too!

Erin said...

That is a super cute monster costume. Adorable! And I think Joe would have been jealous of Richard's costume. Where was your costume, Diana? ;-)

Shaillé said...

Wow, Richard's costume is pretty impressive. And Michael is a very cute little blue monster. Aren't ward trunk-or-treats fun? ;)

Lisa said...

What a great post! I love seeing Richard's costume again. It truly is amazing. Can't even imagine what he'll come up with for next year. Michael is sooo adorable as a blue monster. Unbelievably cute pictures and loved the video of him doing the cake walk. What is 2-0 smack?