As much as I love a family theme for costumes, I love witnessing my boys in costumes that they chose themselves based on their personalities and what they love. This year we’ve got some variation.
There was no doubt in my mind that Benny would choose to be Robin for Halloween, given his obsession with Batman & Robin this year, but then football season started and there was no convincing him otherwise. A Seattle Seahawks football player it is.
Nolan chose to be a green Ninja early on. He waivered for a few days when he saw a cool black and red ninja costume in the store and occasionally debated other options. Ultimately he came back to his favorite color, green, and the ‘sneaky’ ninja. He may have gotten some of his Papa’s acting talent … he can pull off the sneaky ninja pretty well. He also said that Ninjas are super quiet so he can’t talk when he’s wearing his costume. We may be wearing this costume year-round per my request.
Ricky has reached the age of the scary costumes. While he hates scary things and does not like to be scared, he thinks it’s quite hilarious to scare everyone else.
Benny is our sports lover. Ricky is at the age where he likes watching sports but it’s pretty fascinating to hear a 5 year old talk about the games, the scores and to see him sit quietly and listen to pre-game talk.
His favorite game at the school carnival… the football toss.
My tough, serious, scary boys:
They’re still pretty cute underneath it all:
Hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!