We had a Halloween party to go to at 1pm on Saturday. Of course, Saturday morning I had yet to get or make a Halloween costume for Max. We had planned on him going as a viking. We got those ridiculous viking hats from the Warrior Dash and we figured it would be a nice, easy, warm costume for him. The big problem with that was that Max really didn't like keeping the hat on his head. And we didn't have anything for the rest of the costume. I was awake pretty early Saturday morning, thinking of other options for him. He is only 2 years old so the thought of spending any money or having him wear something that he most likely would want off within a few minutes seemed unnecessary. So we went simple. I headed to the local Salvation Army, picked up a pair of white leggings and an orange button down shirt, a grand total of $3.30. A quick stop at my mom's for black electrical tape and a few alternations later, we had our very own little NASA astronaut. Since he loves wearing the helmet that we bought him for his birthday, in hindsight, it was kind of a no-brainer. Except, on that particular day, he didn't want to wear the helmet. It lasted about 20 minutes and that was it. About halfway through the party, he picked up a pair of oversized binoculars and that's when it hit us. We had our very own little Luke Skywalker! He looked like he came straight from Tatooine. If the weather cooperates, we will be scrounging for some Princess Leia and Hans Solo duds from our closets for Wednesday night as we head out trick or treating as a family.
Max loved the party. A few of his best friends were there and he had so much fun playing with them. We took a tractor ride through a haunted forest and enjoyed the mild fall weather. It's so much fun each year as Max gets older to see him enjoy holidays more and more. Especially Halloween, since there isn't a better one out there.