When it finally came down to it, Silas and Eli's costumes were no brainers. With a little pondering, digging and creativity, I managed to pull together two costumes that both boys loved, and were pretty dang cute, to boot!
Eli, naturally, was the truest of the true, the bravest of the brave, the strongest of the strong: he was a knight, sword, shield and all. He, who is really into comparing himself to others right now (and making sure he is always on top), was very concerned that his costume be "real." What could be more real than a chain mail helmet, gauntlets and a foam sword?
I sewed the tunic and crocheted the chain mail for him last Christmas. Jared taped up an old cardboard box for the helmet, and the foam sword and shield were toy box finds. I didn't have to spend a penny, and he couldn't have been more pleased!
With Eli's costume perfected, it was Silas I had to focus on. Then it hit me! When I think of Silas, I really think of one person. Someone that he is most like, in almost every way. Someone that he looks up to, more than anyone else. Someone he admires and can't get enough of:
Halloween Candy Buy Back on Monday night: because, as fun as it is to collect it, I'd rather it not be in my kids stomachs, or mine! I do hope everyone out there has as fabulous a Halloween as we have had!