Sunday, November 9, 2008

I love both peanut and plain...

Well, what else could be as sweet as plain and peanut m&ms? Neither of our boys actually eat very much candy, but when they do, m&ms are the candy of choice (although I prefer the Minis for our mini; I am well aware of the possible choking hazards). And you might remember this post which showed our entire family as m&ms. So, when I found a great deal on the yellow m&m costume and asked Peanut what he thought of the idea, he was thrilled. And I am happy that -- for the second year in a row -- Peanut has wanted to partner with his brother with their costumes.

But before the big night of trick-or-treating, we attended Peanut's kindergarten Halloween Parade. It was a big deal; even the high school band marched around the circle with them. Many of the kids' costumes were creative, and there weren't many duplicates (and no other m&ms). It took both Mommy and Daddy screaming full blast to get Peanut to look for this picture, but we were definitely not the only crazy overzealous parents there. Besides, no one really knows us at this school yet (but we didn't have any offers of friendship after our screaming, either).


In a strange twist, it was actually Peanut who wanted to come home first from our night of going door-to-door. Pumpkin was having a blast and wasn't even afraid of some of the scary scenes some of our neighbors created (although he did voice his disapproval of the googly eye glasses given out at one house in lieu of candy that Peanut is holding in the picture below). The funniest image of the evening was watching Pumpkin attempting to grab handfuls of candy from the nice neighbors' bowls when they offered with his huge rubber gloves on. Peanut ditched his gloves earlier, but Pumpkin was determined to complete the look while in public.


I have to admit that I will be excited if we can accomplish another brotherly costume choice next year. I am sure that there won't be many years left where they will want to choose a costume together since next year, Pumpkin might actually have a say.

But since I didn't have this blog this time last year, anyone care to guess the brotherly duo my boys represented in 2007? All I can tell you is that it was an incredible feat!

5 comments:

Kathy B. said...

Oh Goodness !!! How cute and sweet. Brought back a flood of memories for me.
Thank you for sharing.
Love,
K.

Lisa said...

That is hilarious! A PEANUT M&M. Maybe you should change your blog to Peanut and Plain? I'll have to post a picture of the huge yellow M&M my little guy won in a contest at the grocery store a few years ago. I *almost* sold him at a garage sale last month and decided I didn't have the heart.

Gemma said...

How adorable! I've always said that I could just eat them up, and now?...well....! Loved the pics and loved the story about Pumpkin trying to use his big gloves. Too sweet! See you soon...

Gemma said...

Oh.... please post a pics of the boys from last Halloween! All of your readers would love it. You did an amazing job, and they were SOOO into their characters!

Amy Jo said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!