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Friday, November 4, 2011

firsts - halloween 2011

I have been a mama for three almost four years now. And this will be my third halloween to celebrate with my kiddos. You can see Cora and Levi in their cute cow costumes here. But this halloween was full of firsts for us.

It was the first halloween that I got to plan and make (part of) the boys' costumes. Levi was a K-State football player and Griffin was a football.

It was the first halloween that Levi knew what he was dressed up as. He is very into football right now. Once we got through the trauma of getting those shoulder pads in, he thought he looked pretty awesome...and he wanted to tackle everyone he saw...including his little brother.

It was the first halloween that Levi was excited to go trick-or-treating and fill up his little bucket. Oh, and he wanted to show you his "biiiiiiiiig muscles".

 It was the first halloween that I had two little ones at home to dress up. And man did they look cute.

We tried really hard to get a picture of them together, but Levi wasn't too interested. Sitting still wasn't on his agenda...only tackling was. :)

It was the first halloween to go trunk-or-treating. What a great idea and so much fun! The kids got their candy and the adults got to hang out too.

 It was the first halloween with cousins.

One certain little cousin led Levi around to all the cars and made sure he got his bucket filled with candy. Levi's other cousin is the little giraffe in the background. He wasn't too excited about the whole costume thing.

 It was the first halloween that Levi got to eat candy...

and man did he love it. In fact, he plopped himself down right in the middle of the parking lot and ate and ate and ate. And he hasn't stopped asking for candy ever since.

It was the very first halloween for Griffin. But you wouldn't know because he isn't in any of the pictures. He slept through trunk-or-treat and didn't even get to show off his cute costume.

It was the first halloween full of costumes, friends, candy, and two sweet brothers. I can't wait until next year.

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How about a little tutorial?

I found a picture of a football onsie on Pinterest and used it as my inspiration.

Football Onesie:

brown onesie {mine is from Hobby Lobby}
white fabric scraps
iron on adhesive {I used Heat n Bond}
embroidery floss

1. Iron fabric onto Heat n Bond (follow adhesive directions).
2. Cut strips and arrange on onesie.

3. Iron strips onto onesie (follow adhesive directions).

4. Sew strips onto onesie using embroidery thread or sewing machine (I used a backstitch).

So simple! I realized after I had already ironed on the strips that I should have stitched the middle strip first before adding the little strips. But it still worked. Using a sewing machine would be much faster but I liked the look of the embroidery thread. Also, I think the football onesie on Pinterest was made using felt...which would be really cute and wouldn't fray. All I had was some leftover white duck that is what I used.

 5. Put football onesie on a cute, chunky baby. :)

I know Halloween is over...and you are probably already thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, bookmark/pin this idea for next year. Or, make it for your little one to wear to his/her next football party!


Blogger Tara said...

oh my goodness, they are adorable!!! LOVE the football player / football thing! so cute. and, the candy ... ya ... the first words out of haden's mouth on tuesday morning were "where my candy?" ha.

November 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ADORABLE!!! I love the theme - and Griffin is the best looking football I've ever seen. That is one hunky football player, too...Hats off to you for taking the time to put those costumes together, even if Griffin slept through the big event.

I have never heard of trunk-or-treating before. What a great idea, especially where people live spread out or you want to keep a bunch of littles contained.

November 4, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So's beyond ADORABLE to see your older one sitting on the ground eating candy: melts my heart. Trucnk or treat...first I've ever heard of this: GREAT idea!

November 4, 2011 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Merrill said...

What an adorable little football player and football you have! Love that idea!

November 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

SO cute! They are both adorable and you did great with their costumes!! This was my first time having 2 little boys to trick or treat with too... and my baby slept through it just like Griffin. =)

November 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

So cute, Jessica! What a great pair the two are!

November 4, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

So cute
Levi and Weston are so much alike...they make so many of the same faces, funny boys!
You are so great at capturing your two... It is almost impossible around here i think!
Super cute onsie! Love it that they coordinated!

November 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

you had the cutest little trunk or treaters ever! I think I will miss the days of getting to pick the theme for my kids and having them coordinate. Mom's ideas are never as cool.

November 4, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those may be the best costumes EVER! How do you handle being around that much cuteness every day?!

November 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Trunk or treating hasn't made it to Australia. I think that is a MARVELLOUS idea. Loving the pics of your beautiful kiddos Jess. As always, thanks so much for sharing.

Michelle xxxx

November 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How adorable! I'm so glad you showed how you made the football onesie! The moment I saw that on instagram, I HAD to show my husband right away! Too cute! What a wonderful first Halloween!

November 4, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

what a great costume combo idea! Too bad K-State didn't fair too well that weekend. :(

November 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

That football onesie is the cutest thing I've seen in ages! So simple but awesome. I love your blog!

November 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my goodness. cutest.thing.ever. they are perfect.

November 4, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

They're so cute! I love that you did a theme with your boys! I'm all about themed Halloweens! My kiddos were a circus this year and it was pretty stinking cute!

November 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

oh my, so adorable! love everything about your post. thanks for sharing!

November 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Seven Bells said...

Oh My...Griffin is such a little Joel!

November 4, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Jess, oh my word! CUTE! I showed my football loving 6 1/2 year old son and he's going nuts over it :)

November 5, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger Frau Piepenkötter said...

Extremly cute....i am a little bit sad, there is no halloween like this in Germany too. I think i have to start my own next year. You did a good job on the costumes of your boys. Thank you for share it with us.

November 5, 2011 at 1:50 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

My favourite line in your whole blog so far "and Griffin was a football". Love it :-). Great costumes and photos, it looks like everyone had a great time. My little guy (20mnts)also discovered candy this halloween..he had tasted chocolate before but never seemed too enthusiastic (doesnt' take after his mama) but last MOnday he discovered lollipops and jellies and marshmallows and all sorts of hideous junk and oh my, how he fell in love. He was on a three day sugar high!
Thanks for the lovely post. Griffin is the absolute stamp of his daddy :-)

November 5, 2011 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

love the costumes!

November 5, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

LOVE their costumes!! Such a cute idea!!!

November 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Perfect little boy costumes!!

Our church in CA did Trunk or Treat as a HUGE community-wide event, complete with food trucks, bouncies, petting zoo, you name it. It grew into a pretty big event, attracting 1000's of people. Great ministry event!

November 5, 2011 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Bri!!! said...

I haven't read you blog in a long time, and wanted to pop over to see how you are doing. CONGRATS on the new adorable baby boy! You seriously make the most beautiful children. What a blessed family you have!

November 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Oh my goodness, that is SO cute! Love the coordinating costumes! Adorable! Would love to have you link it to the college football themed link party! It's perfect! :)

November 6, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

I LOVE that football outfit! It's so cute!!!!

I just found you from Stefanie's blog. :)

November 6, 2011 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Messy and Wonderful said...

And here I was thinking you used white duct tape....

Man, you're impressive!

November 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

The boys looked adorable!

November 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

Jess you are always sooooo creative! Looks like everything is going great! Just wanted to say hi!:) Tell everyone hello from the Schilling's!:) TAKE CARE and give those sweet boys a big hug from us!:)

November 9, 2011 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Adorable as always. Living in Manhattan I saw a lot of K-State football players but Levi was by far the cutest!

November 10, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Kimberlee Jost said...

Now that's the type of football I like to watch! Great costumes!!!!

November 10, 2011 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

That is seriously the cutest thing ever!!! LOVE it! They are both the most adorable little boys!!!

November 10, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best costumes ever.

November 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Cute football!

November 12, 2011 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey and Michelle said...

Just saw your adorable picture on pinterest...had to lol when I saw your little K-Stater! My hubby & I went to KSU for a year (he's the KSU fan, I'm a KU fan)....and we now live in Tampa, FL! :) So hi from a former Kansan!

November 21, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but the picture of Levi holding Griffin is on this website.. I just thought you might like to know.

January 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Diana of Diana Rambles said...

I know I commented before but I'd love to see you link this up at Thematic Thursday. This week's theme is Super Bowl/Football

January 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM  

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