Saturday, November 1, 2008

Proof that we do Halloween

We carved pumpkins like all good Americans. (OK, Royal We in use. I mainly supervised while Hub and kids did all the dirty work)




We came up with some 'creative' costumes that involved no shopping trips, makeup or hair dye. Sure, Mitch is a cowboy for the second year in a row. And Isaac's last minute idea of going as a BYU Fan worked perfectly with his existing wardrobe (I think he was mostly looking for an excuse to wear a BYU hat to school for once). As you can see from the photo, Ethan the skeleton and Noelle the tiger are actually in sinful Store Bought costumes. I feel guilty everytime I look at them. And it wasn't me who bought them. Hub knows I have issues with that and went behind my back a couple of years ago to Walmart and came home with them. Apparently he was slightly more ashamed of our poor costume choices than I was. I just really feel like I should be the type of mother who makes her kids their own costumes. The fact that I still can't thread a sewing machine or that my kids don't really like to dress all out does nothing to extinguish my dreams of grandiose homemade attire.


Here is Noelle with a tear running down her cheek. She was very offended that we made her wear this piece of fake fur. She really thought a baby tiger had to die just so she could earn her tootsie rolls. No, the stinker just doesn't want to wear what we want her to wear. Thankfully, she got over it after the first treat plopped in her bucket and she realized that sugar was way worth the price of a baby tiger.


To finish the holiday we watched 'Ernest Scared Stupid.' Does anybody else have fond memories of Ernest P. Worrell movies?? Apparently my memories should have stayed buried as this was way too scary for my two younger boys. Great slapstick was not worth Mitchell and Ethan being scared to go to bed.

Moving on to November... the kids are in bed with threats of time changes running in their heads. Remember the good ol' days when the end of Daylight Savings Time really meant an hour extra to sleep?

9 comments:

stephanie huff said...

Noelle makes a cute tiger even if she didn't want to dress up. you did very well and getting costumes without going to the store. Remember grandma's halloween stuff. That is the only place I got my halloween costumes growing up.
So Noelle didn't throw fits when she couldn't immediately eat the candy placed in the bucket? If that is the case, I am really impressed.

T said...

the younger generation just doesn't have an appreciation for the art of Ernest P anymore... Trev actually used the word "stupid" after we showed him one of those...

There's nothing inherently "evil" about store-bought costumes... I just can't stand shelling out the dough. Of course if you want the truth - unless you are cheap like me and turn existing clothes into costumes sewing a costume can cost WAY more... you've gotta get another years' use out of the cowboy at least - Noelle will want to be a cowgirl right?

cold cocoa said...

Your kids are so funny when it's picture-taking time. They all pose, in a very...artistic...way.
I am so glad Ike decided to join in the fun.

The Allreds said...

It was fun to see your kids a few times on Halloween - maybe a little of our dressing up excitement will run through the water next year so there won't be any tears!
As for Ernest...I bought a collection on DVD for James and my dad watched them while he was here. I was afraid his JIGGLING laughter was going to bust the seams on my studio chairs. He still finds them very funny and tried to explain them to my kids in his broken-English lingo. That was funny in itself!

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Denise said...

Very Cute Costumes!!

LC said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one too cheap to buy costumes--I'm all about neighborhood exchange programs. We were the only ones participating this year though. Our neighbor let us borrow the witch and incredibles costumes--sharing is fun--except now I'm wondering if I need to return them after a trip to the dry cleaners?

hOLLIANN said...

J told me that daylight savings is a totally rip off and that it totally stinks to have to stay in bed an extra hour...Reg's kid!

Cute costumes btw...especially the store bought ones!