Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Silly stuff on Halloween

Happy Halloween

I just wanted to give you a peak at my son Parker dressed up for work. Yes I said work. His employer is The Nugget which is a high end supermarket in Northern California. Great place to shop and work. It is the 9th best employer in the nation. Wow! I was so happy when he got a job there. He has plans to make it a career because they have approached him about their interest in him. He has to get a business degree now instead of being a teacher like he planned. This company is growing leaps and bounds and he really likes working there. He could make a much better salary than teaching also. So we will see how that works out.
So they encourage there employees to dress up for Halloween and have a contest. Still don't know if he won yet but he made this outfit from scratch. They had no turtle outfits at the costume store so he and his friend went to a fabric store. They found these 2 plastic shields like a warrior would use. Covered them with yellow and green felt fabric. They used glue and duck tape. He bought a green sweat suit and the orange fabric for arms, legs and eyes. Then of course a brown sash for the waste and plastic nunchucks. He used green face paint and covered his face and hair! Tadaa! He worked Sat. and Sun. dressed like this!


So I felt kind of in a silly mood on Halloween and so I got out my Tigger outfit and sat out front with the bowl of candy and met the trick or treaters. It was so much fun! The little kids were the most impressed. When I saw them coming I would get up and silently do this little dance. They loved it. Some actually came across the street to me instead of going down that side of the street just to meet Tigger. In my right mitt there is a little recorder that when you push it says cute Tigger things. Of course in his voice. So Fun!

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Julie said...

Oh Candy...your are sweet as your name!!! What fun for the littler kids. I always try to do everything just for them! I love your idea of doing the silent dance so the kids could se you and come over. How wonderful! Your son looked awesome too...I know he had a lot of fun at work those two days!!!

Cindy said...

I never heard of Nugget, but it sounds like quite a store. Maybe it will make its way down here some day. Nice that your son has a good career path ahead of him.

Looks like you had as much fun as the Trick or Treaters :)

Mandy said...

How fun! I bet they all enjoyed your costume and dance as much as the candy!

donna said...

Well, for sure I'm going trick or treating in your neighborhood next year. So, you just happened to have a Tigger costume and a recorder with Tigger sayings? I love it! My first visit here, but I can tell already that you're fun. Good luck to your son, he sounds smart and creative...a good combination.

Your header photo -- wow! Impressive. Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my sunflower.

donna said...

Hehehehe!!! You are so cute! I have to say that the best homes to trick-or-treat at were always the ones with the adults who were dressed up and/or at least friendly! Sounds like you had a great time... :)

Congratulations and best of luck to your son!

Evelyn said...

:) GREAT costume!

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Hah! I just started singing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle song...heros in a half shell! Love the costumes!