Thursday, November 10, 2005

My Knights in Shining Armor



Yep. They are adorable.

Not that I am biased in any way...*wink wink*

My little men were so happy to be real knights for Halloween. I actually made the shirts, scale and all. I am no seamstress but I think they turned out pretty good! All by hand, mind you...sewing machines like to bite me so I went for the more puritanical method. Anyway, they liked them even if the scale made them itch and the heat made them sweat.

Why is it that the entire week before Halloween we were freezing our nether-regions off but the day that my kids need to wear long sleeves (they also wore long sleeeves underneath the long sleeves to keep the itchy scale armor away from their delicate skin...double the pleasure) it turns out to be eighty degrees outside??? We ended up only doing the trick-or-treating downtown...they became stripping knights before dark...so, we stayed home, watched E.T. (our only Halloween movie), and gave out candy. Of course they fought over who got to answer the door first and give out the most candy. Still, they never pierced eachother with their swords...so, all turned out well.

After all was said and done, Keegan remarked, "Wow. I think we sweated as much as any knight in battle." I just smiled and answered, "Good thing your chainmail was made of sequens instead of metal. But you did well, Sir Knight."

Here is a verse to dwell on:

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:11-17

14 comments:

Bonnie Calhoun said...

That is SO COOL! They look great! You did good my Pixie friend! How in the world did you make that without a sewing machine!

M. C. Pearson said...

Needle and thread and (I must admit, though I am not at all proud of the fact) a little bit of cussing.

Jen said...

Cool costumes! And great verse to go with it!

Pia said...

those are really cool! you did great!

xXDraGonGirLo6Xx said...

Wow! They look adorable! All by hand, eh? That's awesome. You did a superb job from the looks of it. Yes, our Halloween was something of the opposite. Warm all week to where we could wear T-shirt and jeans, but on Halloween night we had on hoodies, sweatpants, and like 4 pairs of socks as well as gloves. Well, okay, okay, maybe the 4 pairs of socks is a bit of a fib, but all the same... it was bloody cold.

Yes, the joys of handing out candy. I love going to the door and seeing everyone's different costums. I'm glad to see that your boys had fun. That's important as a child. And that name, Keegan, that's a really unique and cool name. I like it. Oh, and the quote at the end... I loved that so much that I'm going to use it in some of my own writings!

Welp, it's early and if I don't get up out of the chair soon and get something done, I'll be stuck here all day. Look forward to hearing from you some time soon!

Sam

P.S. I am still reading your story. It's coming along slowly... my reading that is. Many, MANY English projects and other business. I was reading it to my sister for a while and she's in LOVE with it! And just to let you know, it takes a good bit to please her... she has trouble staying interested in things for too long, but this really held her attention. *cheers to you!*

Jennifer said...

How precious. Stag would be so proud of you!!! I can’t imagine being hot on Halloween. Kids here usually go trick-or-treating in snow. And hunt Easter eggs in snow, too! I love the verse. Very appropriate.

M. C. Pearson said...

Jen and Pia~ Thanks! I always wanted to be Jeannie from 'I Dream of Jeannie' when I was a kid but never could find a costume...I thought it would be fun to let my boys do what they dream!

Sam aka Dragongirl~ I am so glad you stopped by! How old is your sister? Cool that you are reading the story to her. I cannot wait to find out your opinion! I use that verse in my book twice (well, parts of it!) It is a favorite of mine.

Jennifer~ It is funny but in San Jose California where I go up and never saw a flake of snow it is usually colder on Halloween than here in N.C. where we actually get snow in winter. Go figure.

Running2Ks said...

Those costumes rock! I can't work a sewing machine, but attempting that "old school" by hand, WOW!

Fred said...

Yup, I agree, they are adorable. If I only I could rewind the clock a few years...

M. C. Pearson said...

running2ks~ Thanks babe! It was a...ummm...challange.

fred~I know, I just want to keep the clock as is! I'm loving it!

loelsh said...

Thanks for visiting me. Great job on the costumes!

BTW: I agree, Ding Dongs ARE very yummy!

M. C. Pearson said...

Loelsh~ Thanks for coming by here too! Another Hostess fan eh? YUM!

TC said...

They are so cute! And since Prince Charming is really into the that time period, I had to show him the pic!

M. C. Pearson said...

TC~ Thanks! I'm so glad you stopped by again! Hi to PC too.