“The Lord does not like lying lips, but He delights in man who is truthful.” – Proverbs 12:22
I had a different plan for today, but sometimes your own situation aids in a new teachable moment. As per my girls’ request, we were playing games this morning before the little man woke up. We started with Candy Land and then moved on to Princess Yahtzee. We haven’t had to deal with cheating much. I don’t know if it’s just because we’re talking about honesty and part of that has been talking about cheating, but the situation arose today, and so we had a great opportunity to address it. It was Kenzie, and I really couldn’t tell if she was trying to cheat or if she just had her own agenda, which she usually does. The girls don’t seem to think strategically enough yet to be really pursuing an amazing cheating moment. You never know. However, playing games always give you opportunities to discuss playing honestly and fair. It’s also a great time to be able to talk about why rules are in place and how they really benefit a game or life in general. I thought you’d have fun seeing our Candy Land costumes from last year, since we were playing Candy Land today. The costumes were a mix of sewing and gathering and buying. If you want to know more about how we did a specific costume, just let me know.
WOW!! Your costumes are seriously fabulous! We love family theme costumes, and do them every Halloween. I am especially impressed that your husband was willing to wear his! ;0)
Yeah – You know, he hasn’t given much of a fight about it. Kind of a kid at heart too I guess. We have enjoyed doing crazy things from the start – Waldo & Wenda, made an entire outfit out of duct tape…his favorite was when we were doing our race car theme. He had fun making his ax for this one.
I Second that WOW! Those are amazing costumes – how wonderful you are looking for those open doors to teach godly character to your little ones. God is honored I know!
Thanks so much!
LOVE the costumes! And I, too, am impressed your hubby would wear his. : )
Kids at heart I guess. I always have a revelation not anywhere close to Halloween about what I want to do, so I try and create buy in early on…lol. He does think I’m a tad crazy, but I think he has fun with it.
What an adorable family! Your little gingerbread man is especially cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week~
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the costumes!! AMAZING!! We do a family theme every year, so it’s so fun to see someone else doing that!! My daughter wanted to be cinderella and I asked her what everyone else would be and it was all appropriate until I asked what me and daddy should be and she said–the two ugly stepsisters!! I couldn’t stop laughing–and we totally did it!! It was hysterical!! What fabulous memories you created with your kids!!
Do you have pictures up? That sounds awesome. Yeah – we kind of get into it around here. It’s pretty fun! Already have this year all planned out.
Iam a pro wrestler aka the candyman…i love your candyland outfit. can u make me one..
thank you …..check me out on google….candyman jerry
We are looking for costumes for a candyland themed vbs this year. Did you make your costumes? If you didn’t, where could we find them? The candyland costumes I’ve found on the internet are immodest at best. Did you make your own pattern? I’d appreciate any help and advice I can get!
Hi Nora, I know your discouragement. I, too, looked for options through online shopping with the same results. I semi-made these…piecing a lot of them together. I contributed to my friend, Jamie’s, blog with a bit more description of how I did it – http://www.reallyawesomecostumes.com/handmade-family-halloween-costumes/ I hope that helps.