Friday, November 8, 2013

A Cop and an Escaped Convict

For Halloween this year, the boys decided to be a cop and a little prisoner.  Yes, Brody was the "bad guy" as he is prone to some bad behavior as a little boy in the middle of the terrible twos.  It just seemed appropriate!  When we went costume shopping, I couldn't locate a costume that was actually his size.  They had a little toddler costume that was for 18 to 24 months that was a one piece with feet.  I figured that would definitely be too small for him, but the next prisoner costume was in the bigger kid size.  We went to Party City to check out the toddler costume.  It was a little snug, but it worked if we cut out the feet.  The arms had little mesh sleeves to look like skin with tattoos covering them.  Brody actually really enjoyed his costume, and he was a big hit in the neighborhood and got lots of compliments.  The costume just really seemed to fit his personality.  Haha!  Halloween night was a bit chaotic as Mommy and Daddy both had to work all day.  By the time Mommy got home, it was already dark, and we had to eat a quick dinner.  Daddy had the kids already dressed in their costumes and took their pictures outside before dark so we headed out for a quick bite to eat at a restaurant across the street from our neighborhood and then started trick-or-treating in our neighborhood on the way back to our house.  Our neighborhood is awesome for trick-or-treating.  We just have a lot of younger families with a lot of kids so almost all of the houses participate.  Many go all out with decorating, and the people at home passing out candy have as much fun as the trick-or-treaters.  Many neighbors get together to have little street parties and pass out candy together.  It is just a lot of fun for the kids and the adults too.  The weather was also very nice on Halloween night although I did feel a couple of raindrops on our walk.

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Crazy kids! 

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Brody surprisingly liked being handcuffed.  Yes, he did eventually break out of them. 

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Had to get some shots with our "Spooky" Target banner from last year. 

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The cutest cop and prisoner duo I've ever seen. 

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Brody has quite a cheese face these days. 

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Silly prisoner...back to the "play" pen you go!

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I think stripes really work on him. 

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Showing off his Mommy tattoo. 

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He's Mommy's prisoner for stealing her heart. 

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"May I please have some candy?"

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Oh man, that policeman means business with his night stick. 

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Yikes!  Look out, Brody! 

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Police brutality? 

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No, we couldn't get Brody to say "trick or treat," but he loved saying "Hi!" and "Bye!" to everyone. 

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Fearlessly taking candy from the cloaked skeleton creature. 

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Evan attacks a zombie in a tree with his night stick. 

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Mommy and her little prisoner

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Someone's throwing up pumpkin. Gotta love it.  It was just missing the empty beer bottles all around it.  

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Big brother cop fights off the evil ghost. 

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Brody enjoyed posing in front of all of the yard decor. 

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Big brother was more into fighting.  

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Brody didn't discriminate on signs and wanted his picture taken in front of a real estate for sale sign too. 

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He was a trick-or-treating expert this year. 

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Brody tried to run away in the graveyard, but big brother caught him again. 

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Always Evan's favorite house.  The flash from the camera takes a lot away from the effect of this house.  It is very dark on the porch with just a blacklight so the scary creature on the porch and the spiderwebs are pretty spooky.  

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Brody was amazed at the skeleton creature. 

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These two zombies are always a familiar sight in their "cages." 

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Brody wanted to touch the large spider. 

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Daddy trick-or-treating with the boys. 

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Brody wanted to take a break and sit on a pumpkin. 

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More trick-or-treating. 

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Evan checking out these mischievous ghosts from Casper. 

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Brody loved these big, funny ghosts.

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This zombie was trying to catch us. 

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But Evan took care of him. 

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Brody wanted to pose by these little ghosts. 

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And a scare crow. 

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We had to walk under this giant spiderweb. 

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And one last stop at our next door neighbor's street party before going home to bed. 

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The buckets were filled. 
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Whatever will we do with all this candy? 
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  1. Evan looks so handsome in his police officer uniform. I started cracking up at the police brutality pictures. hee hee hee! Brody looked way to cute too! My girls would have been afraid of the zombies, but I love how your neighbors go all out. Glad ya'll had such a great night!

    1. Yes, I could see the zombie house being scary to some, but that is definitely a favorite with most of the kids in the neighborhood who have come to love it every year. Evan took his role as policeman wielding his night stick a little too seriously. Haha!

  2. Hmmm. I thought for sure I had commented on this. I read it forever ago.

    Brody made the cutest little crook ever. That costume was a total hoot. I love the tattoo sleeves....such a funny little touch. I feel like I need to encourage costumes that will go together for my kids while they are young enough to tolerate it/not have an opinion. The cop/robber idea is going on the list! I should pin this to my halloween board so I don't forget!

    1. Well, I am sure you read it from your phone while at work as I often do and then I wait to make a comment until I can do so from a computer because I make so many mistakes when I try to do it from my phone. Ha! Yes, I love "matching" costumes right now, but I had to "convince" Evan that he didn't need to be a ninja again this year. Sigh. My days of coordinated costumes are definitely numbered. I think we can squeeze in one more year as Evan wants to be a ghost buster next year so his little brother can be the ghost (or Slimer if I can work out a costume). :-)

  3. Oh how cute are they. I love that their costumes go together!

  4. I love how cute they are Sherry! And I especially love your captions!!! Also, that picture of Brody in front of the real estate sign made me laugh a lot :) I think I would find Hallowe'en in your neighbourhood too scary though!


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