Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween on Hartland

When my little boy decided last summer he wanted to be a cowboy for Halloween, I started working on his costume by gathering pieces to pull it all together. He is wearing his jeans and shirt, and the cowboy hat and boots are Goodwill finds. Bandanna was purchased using a 40% off coupon at Michael's. The spurs and string tie are from a Halloween store. The big score was the real suede chaps, which I happened upon at the children's consignment shop where I sell Jonathan's clothes. I just loved the chaps, and so did Jonathan! He loved all the fringe. What he really loved, though, was the rope lasso. Many thanks to the employee of our local Ace Hardware, who sold me the rope then stood there and made it into a lasso---all for $1.65!
Before heading out to trick-or-treat, I took him to our local Kroger to enter a costume contest.

We drove back home and headed down our street for some trick-or-treating. We only went to a few houses.
Then we returned home to hand out treats, which is truly Jonathan's favorite part of the evening.
We ran out of candy quickly, so I took him to a local chiropractor's office, where they had some games, another costume contest, and they were offering X-rays of the kids' candy. He got a kick out of seeing the candy X-rays!
It was a fun evening, with perfect weather. So far, he hasn't eaten even one piece of candy (I can't say the same about me!). He really isn't a candy lover, but he loves to sort it into groups of candy bars, lollipops, gum, etc.
He is already telling me that next year he wants to be a scientist. We'll see if he changes his mind.

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Wendi said...

That is a great costume!

Brenda said...

What an AWESOME Cowboy!! He looks like the real "Mc Coy"!! The chaps
help make it so authentic. I am so glad that Jonathan enjoyed a terrific

Echoes From the Hill said...

Just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to come up with a great costume. He will be able to use it just to play "cowboy" in the future, too.