Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wordful Wednesday - My Halloween Grinch

And I thought no one could possibly hate Halloween costumes more than my cats.....

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.

31 comments:

angie said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVED those photos. Good luck with that one. I think the Captain diaper idea is brilliant. Good thing you live in San Diego where the weather is still nice. :)

Amy said...

One year my mom made my son a cute bat costume because this is what he wanted until Halloween night and he refused to wear a costume! Kids. A magical WW to you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

ha ha - that was me last year!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, those are great pictures. You didn't even need any words to tell that story. :)

I like the captain underpants idea!!!

Summer Saldana said...

I am digging your new layout! In fact I have layout envy! ;-) Maybe I should pay Brian to do mine too!

Summer Saldana said...

btw, Taylor was the same way two halloweens ago. You're in good company!

Deb said...

i am sorry, but this is HILARIOUS! (easy for me to say, as mine are 11 and 15...) oh how i remember those days.

very funny post.

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

OH I so feel your pain, but they are WONDERFUL pictures! He is a cute angry penguin!

Kelly said...

LOVE IT!! My daughter is compltely the opposite. I try to get her to wear a bow, a barrett, a hat, NO! But she LOVES the chicken, yes I said chicken costume, we bought at O.N. last year for $5.99 as a joke. My dreams of her in a purple tu-tu are crushed this year! Good luck. How about something wihtout a hat?

jenn3 said...

Haha. So cute. It may not be funny at the time, but it makes great memories. Shiloh is the opposite. She loves to dress up, so no problems there. I'll have trouble getting her out of costume.

homeschoolceo said...

Funny! You'll have to show him a few years from now.

mydogumentary said...

haha...those pictures are hilarious! How could he not like halloween?! Poor thing!

Kimber said...

Awwww poor thing. That's actually quite amusing in that both of my boys were the same way when they were babies. Just couldn't stand anything on their heads.

Noah's Mommy said...

ahhhh...poor Noah....I wonder what exactly is going through his cute little head....I know....that his mommy has been booed....

Boo-Boo-Boo....

Go to to my sidebar...grab yourself that cute little halloween picture...and go spread the Boo's to all worthy bloggers....

Maybe that will perk up the little man....

Lump said...

awwww poor guy. the photos are great though.

good luck on finding a costume!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! How funny!
I went to walmart, got 2 pumpkin tshirts for the twins for $5 each, black pants and VOILA ~ pumpkins! LOL

Good luck!

Happy WW!

LORI said...

AH, THE MEMORIES! NY DAUGHTER REFUSED ANYTHING FURRY UNTIL AGE 5 OR SO...FORGET ABOUT IT! WE BOUGHT "COSTUME JAMMIES" AND TWEAKED THEM A LITTLE--THAT WORKED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS! GOOD LUCK TO YOU! I LOVED VISITING YOUR BLOG!

Michelle said...

I'm back with an answer to how I got my WW picture that color........picnik.com.

It is a really easy photo editing website!

Tabitha Blue said...

Haha, that is just way to funny, and yet still cute. My daughter didn't like her first costume... all because of the headpiece, which pretty much stayed off the entire time. I think I was able to get a couple shots of it, that's about it. Hopefully it works out for you!! The captain underpants does sound adorable though!! :)

Emelia said...

Regardless, you guys should come tomorrow night! it will be so much fun and so great to see you and Noah!

rachael said...

haha, i love the photos and your captain underpants costume idea! i am so terrified of my 3 little ones reactions to their costumes this year i haven't even pulled them out to see if they fit yet!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Oh Rachel, I empathise.
Great pics!!
Looking forward to looking in on you again!
Jay

Jen said...

that is so funny. he'll get better. last year the babies screamed at their costumes too.

BTW, I love the new blog look.

Lindsay said...

Oh those are great! I have a feeling my 2 yo won't even touch his lion costume tomorrow. I don't think it gets better until they are three!! Yikes. Good luck, diaper/cape boy! :-)

littleeverydaythings said...

Too funny! I remember the back arching move. When my son was 2 he vehemently protested wearing a green fleece dinosaur costume from Land's End. That outfit was so soft it was like pajamas! Of course after Halloween all he wanted to do was wear it LOL!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Wow... He knows what he does not like. What a cutie. And he pulled the pirate thing off so well... I guess he must've been holding out for that.

blueviolet said...

Oh yes, temper tantrums are so much fun!

mylitlbratz said...

LOL!!! You'll have to show him a few years from now.

cynthiaa said...

Aw...at least he looked adorable!!!

Happy SITS day.

Vanessa Rogers said...

Poor kids, we love to dress them up for our entertainment, but they don't seem to appreciate it do they? Great post!

Leona said...

LOL awww he looks cute but obviously hates it lol awwwww bless the things we do for our kids to look cute and the best!

Hugs L x