This is the first week for Wednesday's Walk down memory lane... To learn more about this wonderful day, click the button that is just over there... on the left hand side of your screen! Lynette will tell you all about it!
~Playing Dress Up~
My boys LOVE costumes. They dress up all year round. In fact they are already planning their Halloween costumes for this year! We, Hubby and I, have decided that we will not celebrate Halloween anymore. It just doesn't fit with our beliefs. So promptly the boys figured out that they will get costumes anyway and celebrate their own kind of Halloween every day of the year! How fun are they!? Talk about a silver lining...
My boys are VERY imaginative. I wouldn't let them buy costumes this year. I felt like it was throwing our perfectly good money down the drain (I mean really, they sell them for $25 a piece BEFORE Halloween, then mark them down to $1 after??? What's the mark up on those??). I asked them to decided who they wanted to be, then we would MAKE the costumes, using the clothes that they have in their room! They thought and thought, made up their minds, then changed them a few times everday, right up until Halloween. Boys will be boys!
Logan decided that he would be The Hulk. He has a wonderful imagination and put his costume together using a pair of green long underware and some old jeans that we cut off to be his shorts. Then I did go ahead and buy him a Hulk knitted face mask. I figured he could wear it all winter! And it's big enough to work next year too! He looked GREAT!
As for Ben, he was having a hard time coming up with something. We were going to wrap his whole body and face in gauze so he could be a Mummy. But after Logan decided to be the Hulk, Ben wanted to be a super hero too. He finally decided on the Black Spiderman. I did consent to buy him a pair of jammies that were decorated with Black Spiderman's "stuff". I figured he could wear them for a long time! And then Logan can wear them =) He looked pretty tough and was very excited...
Ben LOVES to dress up like Indiana Jones, with a vest, a button down shirt and khaki pants. He wears his old, too small for his head, fisherman's hat and carries around a long piece of rope that is his bull whip. It's really so cute! And he is very disappointed when people don't KNOW who he is. My poor Mom has to think quick whenever he is dressed up. It's a very sad feeling when you don't guess right the first time! If it's particularly hard, I stand behind Ben and mime what he is =)
Ben got this wonderful dragon cape for his birthday. He absolutely LOVES it and wears it over his other costumes. Here he is Dragon Black Spiderman... don't even ask me what powers THIS super hero has!!
Logan dresses up almost every day. Lately his favorite has been Superman. He wears a couple of shirts under his jammies, so it looks like he has big muscles... He even made the big "S" that Superman has on his chest. Then I saftey pinned it to his shirt.
Then for Christmas they got the BEST gift ever from my Mom... Black CAPES!! Hubby even got one of his very own. Oh Man... you should see them wearing their capes and sword fighting around the living room!! Priceless!!
On Christmas morning my brother braved the sickness (we were all sick over Christmas this year, the flu) and came over to say Merry Christmas. Only to open the door to Hubby standing there in his silver cape fighting off two little black caped boys. My Bro said "WHAT'S going ON here!?" And I promptly answered, "You've discovered our secret!!! We are actually SUPER HEROS!" To which he answered, "Well I already KNEW that." (He harbors secret desires to be a super hero too. He is 10 years younger than me and "forgets" that I saw him do all this years ago. He was as cute as my boys running around with his towel cape...)
Really we have TOO much fun around here!!
Here is Ben. They both got these totally cool lightweight capes to wear over the black ones if they so choose...