Happy Halloween from Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps!
I have been anticipating these costumes since August!!! And the cutest far succeeded my expectations. It might be a stretch to say that we have a couple of future olympians on our hands as Jackson hates to have his face underwater and Belle has as much balance as a drunk frat boy. But who knows... maybe they will become quite the little athletes.
We have plans to go to the Fall Festival at our church this evening and do a little Trick-or-Treating around our neighborhood. We've had to add some jackets and pants to these outfits because it's just not 85 degrees anymore like it was last week! We visited the library this morning. Belle got so enthusiastic about a tootsie roll that she ate the wrapper and everything because she couldn't wait for me to open it. Extra fiber, I guess!
Here's a breakdown of the costume cost:
- biker shorts: $2 - clearance at Target
- swim cap: $6 - ebay
- medals: $2 - Dollar Tree ($1 per package of 8)
- onesie: $1 - thrift store
- gold paint: $1 - Wal-mart
Total $12 for both! Not bad for some super cute costumes! Fortunately, we picked up the American Flags at the parade last week! Especially considering that the shorts will go into Belle's outfit for next summer and Jackson loves to pretend he's Michael Phelps. He's even worn the swim cap during nap time. Seems like we'll get our money's worth out of it!
oh! and the photos were taken by our wonderful photographer friend at Dani Gillihan Photography.