Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It was a family space theme for Halloween this year

This year Mom outdid herself with Ronan's Halloween costume - she sewed him an astronaut suit complete with a NASA patch, an oxygen tank/plumbing, and a space helmet (the cover to an egg cooker fastened to a construction hard hat). Ronan was "Niel Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon", yet seemed more interested in getting candy than telling stories of his space adventures.

Space helmet, radio, and oxygen supply line all were a part of Ronan's costume

Nieve, Mom and I were all accessories to Mr. Armstrong. Nieve was a cute but wily alien who would grab candy by the handfull from our neighbors even when she knew she was only supposed to take a single piece. Mom was a dashing 60's astronaut wife while I was mission control for Apollo 11.

Ronan and space dog Yenta!

We had a great time trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. There were lots of kids out and about, thoroughly enjoying all of the houses decked out in spooky themes. Ronan was great as he collected his candy - he was always polite and only took an appropriate amount when offered. When we got home he ate a small pack of Skittles and didn't complain much when we said he's limited to a single candy per day.

It's a long clip, but it shows Nieve's disposition while sorting out her loot

Nieve, on the other hand, was in rare form. She can barely talk yet after a few houses she could say, "Trick or Treat!" perfectly. She would take as much candy as she could grab and it was impossible to get her to let go of her loot-filled pumpkin. When we got home, she sat for 20 minutes sorting through her catch of the day and would bark at anyone who would try to take even a single piece of candy from her. I imagine we will see many more Halloweens like this to come!


CalBadger said...

What a cute family...I'm glad to see that NASA's still around! I love the video; Nieve cracks me one is going to take advantage of her! Great job on "Neil's" flight suit!

Todd said...

Awesome! That video is classic!

melissa said...

So stinkin cute! The costumes are great! Great work on Ronan's, Rach! Erik, you even shaved the beard for the role? Loved the video.

Gina Ibarra said...

Love the video and all your costumes! Thank you for sharing this. Your little ones are so stink'n adorable. I love how Ronan was trying to sneak candy for you from Nieve!

Holly Teetzel said...

What great costuming - very creative! Nice to see Ronan is taller than Yenta now (she should have had a space themed outfit, too.) Nieve is a crack-up - I love how she tries to talk; you can tell exactly what she's trying to say just by her inflection. Woe to anyone who tries to cross her!

Erik said...

Mom was flattered by all of your comments; I can attest to the large amount of time/love she put into the costumes.

Mel - my beard disappeared the night I returned from backpacking w/your husband in August... the Railroad Post was from a trip we did in July. I've got a backlog of posts I still need to write. :-)

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...
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^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

c00L astr0naut c0stume! I wish i have 0ne!

great bL0g! y0u're such w0nderfuL parents!

let's f0LL0w each 0ther???

als0 c0nnect with us thru g00gLe

Thank y0u! ϡ