Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloweeny

I have to say that I was originally skeptical of my mom's suggestion that Evans be a lion for Halloween. I mean, a lion? Sort of dull if you asked me. Until I saw the costume and knew that it would be perfect for E. I was very concerned up until the point that we actually put the costume on that there was no way in hell that he was going to keep that head on the whole time (or at all). He greatly surprised me and besides a few choking incidents (they were isolated) on the lion's mane, he seemed to really like his costume. We met up with an old friend of mine and her husband and little boy Jack in their neighborhood for a Halloween parade, Varsity hot dogs and general chaos. I stopped by and picked up my aunt Jennifer and the twins because Jennifer's sister-in-law lives in the neighborhood as well and we wanted to take all the kids to the parade. All I have to say about that is that we should have started about an hour before we actually did. Coordinating so many children takes a lot more time than you normally plan for. We made it, we walked and everyone was happy!Ok, well we had a rough start and Evans was a little bit like the cowardly lion but he toughened up as the parade progressed. I think he might have been a little apprehensive about his friend Jack's unwieldy fire extinguisher which in all fairness, did almost poke his father's eye out later in the evening.Here are the Underwoods and what could have maybe been considered a weapon to some.And sweet Molly and Jack Farmer. Their pumpkin hats were a little large and we only let them slip over their faces a few times and never for very long at a time!Meredith and I grew up together in Ansley Park being born only 11 days apart and spent many a Halloweens together. It was really fun watching our sons celebrate their first Halloween (together) and pulling them around in the Cadillac of Radio Flyers. Maybe by next year Evans will even be able to walk (he will be well over 2 by then) but I am thinking that we MUST have a wagon like this asap.Meredith and Andrew are new to the neighborhood and I'm not exactly on top of my game right now so we joked that next year we know what to expect and that we will be much better prepared with plenty of props! I'm having visions of a very intricately decorated Radio Flyer and a stocked rolling cooler. I will have to try hard to top this costume next year....but I have a very good idea of what I am going to make him and it might be based on the costume I made myself a few (many) years ago.What do y'all think? I will have to think about whether I will allow him to drink a beer too. Evans was exhausted after inhaling his hot dog as if I hadn't fed him all day long and we hit the road so that Buddy and Susie could see our little lion.The evening ended much as it began......And Evans was asleep before his head hit the pillow. Cannot wait for next year. Are you ready Underwoods and Farmers?

My last picture doesn't have to do with Halloween but deserves mention. Evans and I ran by the Farmer's this morning to download the pictures from Jennifer's SLR camera that I used last night. I put Evans into his cousin Thomas' highchair to watch Dinosaur Train and have a snack (yes, he is wearing his pajamas but it was COLD and early and he likes them!) while I downloaded my pictures. I was sitting no more than 3 feet from him in an armchair. When I looked up from my computer about ten seconds later I was sort of shocked.Note to self. Utilize the chair buckle. While I think that Evans can't do many things, he is clearly screwing with me.

6 comments:

Hatton Gravely said...

The chicken costume is still my favorite. I may have to dig up some of those photos.... That was a very different Halloween than this one! Ha!

Gannie said...

Love it.......!!!

Pupul WebDesign said...

Nice photos.
Happy halloweeny

Michele said...

he is a genius! Luv you Evans! Keep your mom on her toes!

morgan823 said...

Love your post!!!

AlliK said...

I love your blog... my daughter is 14 months old and I feel better knowing that it isn't just my life that is a circus...