Landry really likes fire trucks and enjoys pretending to be a fireman fighting ferocious fires, so I thought it would be so cute to dress him up as a fireman for Halloween. And it is only natural that his little brother should be a Dalmation, right? The only problem is that Halloween in Texas is so dang unpredictable that there’s no way to know if you should dress your kids in a tank top & shorts or a fleece sweat suit on October 31st. We’ve had Octobers that were 40 degrees and windy (considered very cold here in this part of Texas), as well as Octobers that were 95 degrees and sunny. Well, unfortunately I picked the 40 degree costumes for my boys this year, and well…sure enough, it was 90 degrees the week of Halloween.
So needless to say, my adorable boys wore their adorable costumes for about 10 minutes. And Micah did not enjoy one bit of the 10 minutes he wore his costume. It’s just a good thing that I was able to find some great bargains and only spent a grand total of $8 on both costumes. (I seem have this knack for finding great deals on things or being able to use things we already have to save lots of money.)
However, the good thing is they actually had 3 opportunities to wear them, so even though they didn’t wear them for very long, I still feel like we got our money’s worth out of it. They dressed up to go to the Fall Festival at our church the Saturday before Halloween & then again to school on Thursday. On Friday Landry found a Spiderman costume in our costume box that just happened to fit him perfectly, so I let him wear that for Friday night since it was not quite as hot as the fireman costume would be. And once it cooled down to 70 degrees on Friday evening Micah wore his Dalmation costume for about 5 minutes.