Wednesday, November 13, 2013

King Kale

It was another fun Halloween.  First off, Papa had taken a couple of days off of work to work on the attic project so he was home with us all day on Halloween.  Kale and I made a homemade pizza for supper (pizza is becoming our holiday tradition for many holidays, it seems...) and used pepperoni pieces to make a jack-o-lantern face on top of the cheese.  Kale thought that was pretty cool!
 The original costume plan was a cow, picked up at a second hand store.  Due to my growing pregnant belly, I was going to dress as a pumpkin and Justin as a farmer to complete a "farm theme."  However, Kale tried the costume on a few weeks prior to the big day and we found that the size 4 cow was too tight and Kale did not like it one bit.  The day was saved with a cape my mom had made Kale for his birthday.  We easily turned him into "King Kale."
 I traced a Burger King crown onto poster board paper, printed up the letters, and bought a packet of gems from Walmart to glue on.  He wore a pair of pants and sweatshirt already in his closet and I bought a .99 cent plastic tablecloth that I cut a piece out of and stapled around his waist to make the "sash."  The smile was all his own.

 The evening was cool, but not cold.  It certainly didn't compare to the beautiful weather of last year, but it could have been a lot worse.  Here's Kale heading into our neighbor's house for his first loot.

 And a second neighbor's house who had a special treat bag all ready for him.
 And some good friends in a neighboring town where Kale felt at ease to ask for a second piece of candy...
It was a great evening.  We were even able to stay at two homes for about 30 minutes each, visiting with friends while Kale played with their toys.  And while Kale walked through a neighborhood, he said several times, "I love trick-or-treating."  Great family memories.