This Halloween I checked something off my bucket list: dress up for Halloween with my husband.
We’ve never been big into Halloween costumes, but this year we made it a family affair. Carter has been obsessed with Phineas and Ferb for a long time, so we decided we’d go as characters from the show. Our Phineas and Ferb costumes turned out perfectly, except for the fact that, as a few people pointed out, we didn’t have a Ferb!
Carter went as Phineas, and I sprayed his hair with temporary red hair dye. It’s still a little pink. My mom found a gray and orange shirt and painted the gray stripes yellow. She also painted his blue shoes to look like Phineas’ shoes. He brought his stuffed Perry the Platypus to school on Halloween, and during the costume parade, several parents and kids yelled out, “It’s Phineas!”
Vanessa was Isabella, but she didn’t know it. Yeah, I’m that mom who told her daughter she was going dressed as a “pretty princess” even though we dressed her up to look like Isabella! She got mad anytime Carter said she was going to be Isabella, but “pretty princess” was acceptable. I do not expect to get away with this next year!
I went as Candace, Phineas’ older sister, who is always trying to “bust” her brothers. I tried hard to find the right top, and the one I wore was perfect except it was too dark. Wish it was the right shade of red, but oh well!
Daniel went as the villian, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and Harry was his nemesis, Perry the Platypus! SO cute.
Perry the uninterested Platypus
Our favorite babysitter came trick-or-treating with us, and she managed to snap this shot of the whole family. Thanks Madison! It’s like a miracle photo. Everyone is looking at the camera, everyone has an acceptable facial expression, and I don’t look super fat! It’s not great quality because it was dark, but I love it!
On Halloween night we went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, and I put my iPhone in the stroller and looped the Phineas and Ferb theme song. It entertained…me.
At several houses, Carter told people who he and Vanessa were, and they thought he was introducing himself.
“I’m Phineas, and this is Isabella!” “I’m Susan, nice to meet you!”
Then, on Friday night, we went to our church’s trunk-or-treat, and the kids both had very full buckets of candy! I managed to have a sugar free Halloween, but I can’t say that I haven’t been tempted by the Reeses and Rolos and Kit Kats they got!
It was a great Halloween! Here are some more photos, since they are just too cute to not share!