The following two pictures are attempt #1 and 2 to get Noah excited for his first Halloween.
The first photo is Noah just wearing the hat from Grammy Tutu's lovely "Monkey Suit." His grandma ordered it special from one of those fancy baby catalogues where nothing is under 50 bucks. Funny, as I looked through the catalogue I saw nothing but smiling, happy babies. In fact the kid wearing the monkey suit is about the cutest thing I have ever seen. Here is Noah's take on the costume:
(*note: photo is blurry due to vigorous head shaking on Noah's behalf. I guess he thought he might be able to fling the thing off...Or maybe he is wishing it away?)
So no luck with Mr. Monkey.
Insert Attempt #2.
I got really jazzed when I went into Gymboree and saw this penguin costume - ON SALE!
It was only $15 (a third of what the monkey suit cost my poor mother). The "hat" element didn't seem quite as binding and didn't go around his neck, which is what I think really pissed him off in the first place. Its soft and adorable and much like a hoodie sweatshirt (which Noah has no problem with).
Here's what he thought of it:
Again with the blurry photo, not so much from head shaking, but a fantastic back arching in attempt to throw self out of costume.
So now I am left with 2 days until Halloween and no costume for my kid.
Really, I am thinking of going with the Captain Underpants idea I saw in a magazine...diaper and a cape. I know he can rock that.