Monday, November 1, 2010

Storm Troopers On The Loose!

This Halloween was a little different from most of them. For one, the wee ones dressed in the same costume this year. It was a surprise for them, but one I knew they'd be happy about. I purchased Clone Trooper costumes for the wee ones back in April, and luckily they both thought they were the coolest things ever when I presented the costumes to the wee ones on Mister Man's birthday.

Mister Man was very into actually being a clone trooper, and he loved the idea of being part of the Star Wars franchise. In fact, while trick or treating, every time someone asked if he was a Storm Trooper, he ahhhhhhh very politely (ok, sometimes not) informed the person that no, he was a Clone Trooper.

They did make fairly impressive Clone Troopers though. Ignore the cute trick or treat bag, though. That sort of detracts from their look.

This is the same picture we take every year, but I no longer have a little lion and adorable little puppy dog. I'm ok with that though - most of the time.

This year, we trick or treated with Violet (still not her real name) who was conveniently Princess Leia. The Clone Troopers had someone to guard, which worked out nicely as an unintentional theme.

Unfortunately, Little Miss is still recovering from pneumonia. Although she'd been on antibiotics since Friday afternoon, I still didn't really let her do the full trick or treating. She was allowed to do four houses in our cul de sac, but that was it. The rest of the time, she got to stay at home with Daddy to hand out candy.

She was fortunately ok with that, and it didn't tax her too much, especially since it got pretty cold out there. By the time Mister Man and I returned from our trick or treating, it was in the 40s.

And yes, Little Miss was wearing her Mickey Mouse mask with her Clone Trooper costume. When we went to get her chest X-ray on Friday, the facility heard her cough once and politely handed over a mask for her to wear. She decided she wants to keep it for dress up now, and ... it worked out well while she was handing out candy with Daddy.

I hope you had a great Halloween, as well!

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Together We Save November 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

Looks like lots of fun!! I love the costumes!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog November 2, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

Glad she had fun handing out candy. Hope she's feeling better.

Great costumes!

Hyacynth November 2, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

Those costumes are great!! And I'm glad she got to have a little fun. :)

Tara R. November 2, 2010 at 9:33 PM  

Cutest storm troopers ever!

Glad Little Miss still got to enjoy Halloween, but sorry the pneumonia is hanging on. Hopes she's better soon.

Michelle November 3, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

Together We Save - It was fun, although I felt bad for Little Miss that she didn't get to join in the vast majority of trick or treating.

Tracey - She did, luckily. And she's feeling better - sent her to school for a half day today. She didn't fight the idea of coming home to take a nap in the afternoon....

Hyacynth - I think they'll be wearing them again and again. They loved those costumes!

Tara - *I* think so, but I know I'm biased. I love his facial expression in that first picture.

Anonymous November 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the costumes! What a great idea!

I hope Little Miss is feeling better xo

Pat November 3, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

I hadn't heard of Clone Troopers before. They both look adorable! How cool that Violet was Princess Leia so MM & LM could guard her!

So glad to hear that LM is on the mend. WoW! That pneumonia has lasted a long time. Hope she's up and running full-on soon.

Karen November 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

I love that your kids are so cool with whatever you throw their way. That's a testament to good parenting.

Dressing the same? check.

Staying home to hand out candy? Check.

Wearing a mask? check.

Michelle November 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

Patty - They were thrilled. And apparently we could have had you along with us dressed up like a Clone Trooper, too ;)

Pat - Apparently the Clone Troopers are what Storm Troopers were before they went bad. I'm not nearly up enough on my Star Wars.

Karen - Oh the dressing the same is because they're totally into the same thing. It wouldn't work if it was something they didn't already like. And Little Miss was sick enough to not argue taking naps. Three HOUR naps. For more than a week. She wasn't arguing anything....

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