Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Fun

This year for Halloween, the girls continued their trend of pairing up for a two-person theme.  You may recall the ketchup and mustard, the dog and homework, and the pickle and cucumber.  This year, in classic Schlaefer form, they upped the ante.  This was actually a two-person costume.  The initial concept was a horse, as evidenced in their sketch below:
The horse turned into a reindeer.  Specifically, Sven, the reindeer from the movie Frozen.
I'm including a picture for those of you who do not have young girls who have watched this movie thousands of times.
So here we are with the prototype.  The muzzle is a red Solo cup covered with a paper lunch bag.  The antlers are a coat hanger covered with more paper lunch bags.  Yes, we spared no expense in pursuit of the perfect costume.
And here we are at the parade!  The girls got big applause, which made them very happy.
Here is the costume in operation, at our traditional first stop:  Grandma and Grandpa's house.
As is our custom, we drove around Burrough Valley looking for signs of Halloween.  We visited about a dozen houses, and finished up at our friends' place for a little party.  One of the events was lip-syncing.
The girls and I had practiced "What Does the Fox Say".  I got pretty into it.  Check out my goatee!  In fact, I got so inspired I was moved to lead the group in "Country Roads".
 Here's Abigail admiring, sorting, touching, and building with her candy.
 I think that's a pretty good outcome!  Happy November, All!




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