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Trick or Treat

on October 26, 2013

Stephen loved dressing up as a penguin. And it didn’t take much explaining to convey the idea that we were going to go from house to house and each person would give him candy. I coached him on how to say “trick or treat!” and “thank you” and he thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. We just went around the block and he got plenty of candy for a 2 year old, even though there weren’t that many houses open for business. Stephen liked walking outside, and he liked looking at his penguin feet while he walked. We got lots of compliments on how cute he looked.

After Stephen did the trick or treat, I put him in the car to go visit Jeremy at the pizza shop. All the employees were dressed in costume, and when we walked in there was a “penguin in the house!” announcement and all the gals were impressed by Stephen’s overwhelming cuteness.

When we came home, I let Stephen eat a few pieces of candy, and I explained that we would eat a few pieces every day until the candy is gone, and he seemed to accept that. He didn’t cry when I put his treat pail up on the counter. He also allowed me to remove the penguin feet, and his sweater, but when I went to put the sweater on its hanger, Stephen wanted to wear it again! So I let him wear it for a few more minutes while I got his bath ready. I have a feeling we’ll be showing the penguin sweater to the nice folks at church tomorrow. That’s okay.

I enjoyed making Stephen’s little costume. It was not complicated to do and it was inexpensive; I think the sweatshirt was the most expensive item and it cost $7.00 only. I really recommend crafting the Halloween costumes rather than purchasing a pre-made costume or kit. You can choose absolutely anything to be, you get to be creative, it stretches your thinking to plan the idea and execute it successfully, and you can put personality and unique flair into it. It was fun to make a cartoony penguin for Stephen. And fun to watch him wear it!

Before going out to trick or treat.

Before going out to trick or treat.

Flannel cut out eyes, and craft foam beak. Flannel tummy patch sewed to sweatshirt with cut outs for the pockets and zipper.

Flannel cut out eyes, and craft foam beak. Flannel tummy patch sewed to sweatshirt with cut outs for the pockets and zipper.

He's ready to eat some of his loot!

He’s ready to eat some of his loot!

 

 

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One response to “Trick or Treat

  1. JeneaSwainston says:

    Oh Gosh! Way to cute! Thanks for being such a great mom!

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