But then David put it on and exclaimed, "I don't look bald AT ALL!!!" Talk about false advertising:
So we abandoned that detail, but managed to pull off the rest including forearms bulging with "muscle," a can of spinach, and a pipe (aka scoop from baby formula):
So thanks to my mom's willingness to give me telephone tutorials on how to make ruffles and operate my sewing machine, and an extremely indulgent husband, I present to you Popeye...
and the ever so sweet Sweet Pea.....
A Popeye family portrait:
After a great night of trunk-or-treating at the church, Sweet Pea was all tuckered out!
But David managed to stay in character all the way home:
With so much effort devoted to our church activity the night before Halloween (which won us the1st place prize for Most Creative, I'll have you know!) by Halloween night neither David nor I had the gumption to dress up again. However, we didn't want to rob Caleb of the chance to go door to door (translation: we wanted candy) so we borrowed a costume from a friend (thanks Katie!) and headed out for Halloween pillaging.
Here's our little guy BEFORE the pillaging (not too thrilled about being dressed up in a ridiculous, movement hindering costume):
But here he is AFTER the pillaging (starting to realize the benefits of wearing a ridiculous, movement hindering costume):
Mamma's little Tigger!
Now...what to be next year..........?????