Halloween on the Horizon

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I may have blown off my run last night, but I was determined not to wuss out today.  Come sunshine or rain!


In the mornings, the Husband and I often tag team our runs.  It’s the only way to make it work with such a little bebe.  I usually set out first, do 3 – 4 miles, and return home.  The moment I get back, Kristien hands over a happy Henry, and he leaves.  It actually works out quite well, but I’m looking forward to the day that H is big enough for a jogging stroller.  Then we can all go together.


So, I kissed everyone goodbye and set out on my run.  I did 4.0 miles – nice and easy.  And yes, it was in the rain.  But a light drizzle is my ideal running weather!  It was nice.


Off topic, but… has anyone else begun to plan their Halloween costume?  I’m not sure what I’ll be this year.  Kristien really likes to do themed / partner costumes.  Last year, we were… ummm… Bavarian? (I know, all the German readers are laughing right now.)  These costumes were the pretty much the last costumes in the store – I thought they were pretty sweet!


The year before, we were Katy Perry and Russell Brand.  They were still married at the time, of course.  And we actually ran into another Katy and Russell at a party.  Oh, and I ran a marathon that morning, so high heels sucked. 


This year… I’m not sure what we’ll be.  Kara sent me her baby’s old Halloween costume; Henry is going to be a cow.  I am unaware if Kristien’s love of partner costumes will extend to Henry, too.  Finding a group costume for all three of us may be challenging.  I guess we could be farmers?  Or other farm animals?


The tail kills me.


PS – If you’re running a Halloween race and need a costume that you can run in, check out these old posts –-> Halloween Costumes for Runners Part I and Part II.



  • kathleen @ the daily crumb September 18, 2012, 9:37 pm

    oh.my.goodness. that baby costume!

    i have always wanted to run a halloween race – i would definitely rock a tutu!

  • Lisa Fine September 18, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Be Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! Or just be Ben and Jerry!

  • meagan September 18, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Claire had that cow costume last year! It was the cutest.thing.ever. “Moo” was the only animal sound she knew at the time, too. We still watch the video every week.

  • sabrina September 18, 2012, 9:47 pm

    Theme: Chick-fil-a. Waffle fry and chicken biscuit? Or Chicken, and “Eat more chick’n” sign?

  • Brie September 18, 2012, 9:48 pm

    Please go as blocks of tofu.

  • brooke @ sweats & sweets September 18, 2012, 9:54 pm

    Ok baby costumes are the cutest thing ever.

    I’d go as California Happy Cows or as “grass-fed” beef.

  • Sara September 18, 2012, 10:00 pm

    Do you know the children’s books Giggle, Giggle, Quack and Click, Clack, Moo? You could be three characters from there—cow, duck, Farmer Brown. (and make sure someone has a typewriter) 🙂

    • Caitlin September 18, 2012, 10:00 pm

      Haha i have not heard of that! must look it up

  • Andrea September 18, 2012, 10:02 pm

    Ahh! Henry as a cow is so cute I can’t take it.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 18, 2012, 10:06 pm

    Okay I’m dying over that costume! H looks absolutely ADORABLE!!! And farmers would be super cute with a little cow. 🙂

  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna September 18, 2012, 10:14 pm

    oh my gosh i just died. henry as a cow is one of the most adorable things ever!!

  • Carolina September 18, 2012, 10:17 pm

    My husband and I went as the tortoise and the hare one time. He (the tortoise) wore a green knit hat, green pants and a green long-sleeved shirt. I made him a belly and shell sandwich board-type thing using felt, cardboard and some stuffing. For my costume, I wore gray tights and a gray shirt to which I glued on an oval filled with cotton balls for a furry belly. I also added a cotton ball tail to a pair of running shorts and made bunny ears using felt, wire and a headband. We then put on our running shoes and our race bibs for “Aesop’s Marathon.” It was pretty cute. We were going to do a 5K together with our costumes on, but unfortunately I got hurt and couldn’t do it. Maybe this year!

  • j3nn September 18, 2012, 10:28 pm

    That little cow costume is so cute, I can’t even stand it! I’d want to dress him in it 24/7 because he looks so adorable!! Lol.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 18, 2012, 10:42 pm

    Haha I haven’t considered my halloween costume but if you two are farmers that would be so cute!!

  • Verlin September 18, 2012, 10:49 pm

    Look at that adorable expression – “seriously, I’m a cow now, what are these people thinking” ????
    I was going to make a joke about breastfeeding mother / cow – but that would be rude. 🙂 Seriously though, if you’ve breastfed a baby, there is definitely a point where you feel very “dairy”.

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 7:24 am

      haha trust me, that IS the joke.

  • claire September 18, 2012, 11:05 pm

    Ugh the cuteness…please be farmers! The cutest family costume I saw last year was a couple who dressed up as bee keepers and their little baby who was dressed as a bumble bee.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 18, 2012, 11:10 pm

    Kristien does a surprisingly good Russell Brand!

    • Marissa C September 19, 2012, 2:03 pm

      That’s what I was going to say! And you do a pretty good Katy Perry!

      I thought you were Kate Middleton last year, though?

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras September 18, 2012, 11:28 pm

    Good GRIEF baby cow Henry is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m going as Daenerys from Game of Thrones.

  • Jen September 18, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Love Henry in the little cow costume…TOOOO cute!!! My hubby (then boyfriend) actually had a costume almost exactly like that, except with udders. I was the milkmaid. 🙂

    Also, love the pics of you & Kristien in your adorable partner costumes…can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

  • Amanda September 19, 2012, 12:10 am

    Oh my gosh. Henry is so cute that it’s killing me. You and Kristien have to be a farmer and his wife!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well September 19, 2012, 12:33 am

    I can’t deal with the cow costume. Seriously, it’s so freaking cute. Just brightened up my night.

  • Sana September 19, 2012, 1:57 am

    I can’t get over how cuteee baby Henry looks!

  • Army Amy* September 19, 2012, 2:49 am

    My husband is obsessed with buying lederhosen. We are actually living in Bavaria now, and they sell the stuff everywhere. I’ve even seen what I guess you’d call “Bavarian punks.” they were sagging their leiderhosen and had Mohawks. I never knew such people existed!*

  • Jana September 19, 2012, 6:08 am

    This German is happy that you called yourselves Bavarian and not “German”. 😉 Great costumes all around! I wish Halloween were more of a thing in my little corner of the world. And cow!Henry is just the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Nikki September 19, 2012, 7:24 am

    I love couple themed costumes. My favorite one that I have ever seen was when the girl dressed up as a lollipop, and her boyfriend was a rooster. Took everyone a couple of minutes to figure that one out. But I definitely think that the themes should extend to Henry. The cow costume is soo cute.

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 9:39 am

      I don’t get it!!!

      • MrsCourtneyP September 19, 2012, 9:54 am

        I think Nikki means that it was a … um … a nasty name to call someone when the second word in that name is “sucker”. Am I right, Nikki? 😉

        I love themed couple costumes, too! My hubby and I JUST ordered a genie costume and an astronaut suit so we can go as I Dream of Jeannie and Lt. Nelson. So excited! But my goodness, it was hard finding a genie costume that didn’t have all my bits and pieces hanging out of it!

        P.S. Henry is adorable, and I just love his name! 🙂

        • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 10:11 am

          HAHAH YES. so awesome.

  • Zoe September 19, 2012, 7:47 am

    I rarely comment on blogs, but I have to say that Henry in that cow costume is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! SO CUTE.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 19, 2012, 7:48 am

    Henry looks so adorable in that costume!

    I haven’t thought about what I want to be for Halloween yet… this is actually the first time in a while that I can actually celebrate Halloween because for the past few years I’ve always had midterms the day after! 😛

  • Lee September 19, 2012, 7:52 am

    You could be “party animals” and dress as up as other animals and then all wear party hats. It would be a fun play on parenthood with a babe that age 🙂

  • Jen September 19, 2012, 8:10 am

    You have the cutest baby EVER!!!!

  • Krista September 19, 2012, 8:17 am

    Last year after Halloween my husband and I stumbled upon some clearanced Wilma and Fred Flintstone costumes. So a few weeks ago I ordered a BamBam costume for my 7 month old and a Pebbles costume for my 4 year old. I’m excited for us all to dress up together!

  • Lily September 19, 2012, 8:25 am

    Hi Caitlin!

    TOTALLY off topic but I’m wondering how the dream-feeding is going?? Are you still only getting up once a night? My baby was born June 3rd, and I have been empathizing from afar with your sleep struggles. I’ve tried dream-feeding the last few months, but Simone will only take 1/2 an ounce. How do you get Henry to eat a lot during this feed?? help!



    • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 9:38 am

      I have a post about this going up today but I would guess you are feeding her too early or she is in a really deep stage of REM. Try rousing her a bit!

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 19, 2012, 8:33 am

    Awesome! I am doing a Halloween race. How do some people run with ginormous props?? I will never understand.

  • Beks September 19, 2012, 8:35 am

    Those costumes are so awesome! I have no idea what you could be, but whatever you choose, based on your pictures, will be awesome!

  • Melissa September 19, 2012, 8:47 am

    You should be a milk maiden. 🙂

  • Vikki September 19, 2012, 8:54 am

    You could totally be The Dish and the Spoon. (You know from the nursery rhyme.)

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 9:36 am


  • Alexandra September 19, 2012, 8:56 am

    I have to comment to say how adorable that cow costume is! Wow!

  • Liza September 19, 2012, 9:05 am

    Holy crap Caitlin you and Kristien as Katy and Russell is AMAZING!!!! So hilariously good!

  • stephs September 19, 2012, 9:05 am

    henry looks adorable. i cant handle it…seriously haha

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 19, 2012, 9:37 am

    That cow is too cute! I haven’t planned a costume for this year yet, but a few years ago my husband and I did partner costumes. I was Rosie the Riveter and he was a ’40s era Navy sailor. It was pretty cool, and really easy to put together.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 19, 2012, 9:37 am

    I love the cow costume! For some reason what popped into my head for an idea for the three of you is to be the “eat more chickin” cows that do the advertising for Chick-Fil-A. That might be a little awkward considering you are vegetarians haha. I think it’s too early for my mind to think coherently 🙂

  • Mari @ Wine Required September 19, 2012, 9:43 am

    I love those baby animal Halloween costumes. They are adorable. My son was a giraffe when he was about Henry’s age. I also love running in a light drizzle.

  • Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes September 19, 2012, 9:45 am

    Cute costumes, Caitlin! I haven’t given any thought to what I’ll dress up as this year–need to start brainstorming ASAP. 🙂

  • Kara September 19, 2012, 9:49 am

    I like that you’re even thinking of trying to match the kid with your costumes. This year I’m due the day after Halloween so I’m thinking of getting a Kool Aid man t-shirt and bumping into stuff and shouting “OH YEAH!”

    Are you taking him trick or treating? I highly recommend it because then you get to eat all of his candy.

  • Joanne September 19, 2012, 10:00 am

    Adorable little “cow baby”. 🙂
    Interesting to note that the baby has to be older for a jogging stroller. I thought they could be put in one at any age.

  • Lyta September 19, 2012, 10:01 am

    Love the cow costume — you guys should be the American Gothic couple for a farm theme. 🙂

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life September 19, 2012, 10:27 am

    Kristein could be Old MadDonald and you could be another farm animal… Or you could be Little Bo Peep, Kristein could be a sheep and Henry could be the cute little cow that just happens to be hanging out with Bo Peep and a sheep… Never mind, that one isn’t very good. Or maybe that nursery rhyme about a cat playing a fiddle, a cow jumping over the moon, a dish and a spoon… you know the one, right? Henry’s the cow, you could be a sexy/cute fiddle-playing cat, and Kristein could be the moon? Man, I’m not very good at this! I’m sure you guys will come up with something much more fun and creative that me. Good luck!

  • Lisa September 19, 2012, 11:33 am

    I wish my cats would let me put them in pet costumes!!!!!! I don’t think that would fly, though…. 🙂

  • Amber K September 19, 2012, 2:08 pm

    He looks absolutely adorable as a cow! I am a little bummed my twin niece and nephew are old enough to pick out their own costumes this year. Their first year I picked out a U of O cheerleader outfit for her and an OSU outfit for him. Everyone loved it! Then I was an awesome auntie the next year too. She was dressed as an angel and he was a devil. Especially cute because anyone that knows them knows it’s the other way around. 😉

  • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 5:47 pm

    Baby costumes crack.me.up, simply because they’re so clueless that, in this case, they’re dressed up as a cow! I love the tail, too!

  • trang September 20, 2012, 3:05 pm

    how about, milk, cookies, and cow?

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