Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trick or Treat

Halloween has started early this year. Thanks to the supreme kindness of two girls in my ward (Church group), I was able to finish Megan's costume before the ward party. It was supposed to be a trunk-or-treat--but it rained. So we brought everything inside the Church and used the classrooms instead of our trunks. And I am very disappointed in myself for not taking a picture of the door we decorated because it looked dang awesome. Here is a picture of a couple of the spiders I made to decorate our door.

Here is a close up of one of them. I ran out of time to do a good job on it, but I mod podged it with some funky Halloween material and scraps from Megan's Halloween costume last year. You can kind of see where I ran out of time because there are those white spots. I'll fix them--one day.

Beside the trick or treating, the ward had chili, cider, and a costume contest. There were about 50 kids there and only 6 prizes and guess what!

Jeremy's costume won "Most Humorous"!

We were so excited for him. He got a ribbon and a little trophy. It figures that his costume would win a prize and not Megan's though.

His costume consisted of:
1. a jacket he already owned
2. a pair of jeans I bought at a thrift store that Nathan sewed patches onto
3. an old felt paperboy style hat of mine from high school
4. a five dollar flannel shirt from Wal-Mart
5. and eyeliner

Since I don't wear much makeup, I did have to buy the eyeliner. So. Do you want to know what he was?

A hobo. Yes, my son dressed up as a hobo. A homeless man. Nathan thought it was hilarious. This is how I got him to agree to let me have free reign with Megan's costume, which wasn't as economically kind to our budget.

Oh! I almost forgot the most important part. As we were driving home from Wal-Mart (to pick up the flannel shirt and eyeliner) I turned into the parking lot of a synagogue. I have no idea really what religion worships there, but they had a very pretty wooded area in front and I needed a long stick. I didn't want to go to Lowe's and buy a dowl, so I hopped out of the car, found a good stick that's about three and a half feet tall and took it. I dropped it right into the car's trunk and drove off. I really hope they don't have amazing security cameras focused on the trees that zoomed in on my license plate as I was driving away with their stick. That would be stupid. Anyway, Nathan turned this stick into a delightful prop for Jeremy. A little hobo sack.

Megan's costume, as I said earlier, wasn't cheap. Or easy. Every year I tell myself, next year I'm going to do something simple, and then I don't do it. (Next year she's going as a ghost with a white sheet and two holes for her eyes.) Me and my mediocre sewing skills suffered many late nights with her dress. Luckily, I didn't have to make anything other than the dress. Thanks to Joann's Crafts and Target, Megan had all the necessary accessories.

Megan's Costume Stats:
1. dress + 50 mom hours on the sewing machine
2. dress up shoes with heels (which she amazingly learned how to walk in very quickly)
3. Fancy Nancy purse
4. Fancy Nancy earrings
5. Fancy Nancy crown
6. Fancy Nancy sunglasses
7. feather boa
8. random necklaces and bracelets
9. butterfly
10. curlers for hair
11. mom's vintage gloves

Just in case you didn't catch on from numbers 3-6 on the list, can you guess who she is?

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy always has a butterfly in her hair, so I picked one up at Michale's Arts and Crafts and clipped it to her Fancy Nancy crown.

Emma was me as a baby. This little groovy number was mine when I was a precious little baby.

Of course, after Granpa Kent saw this picture,he said she looked more like a Cupi Doll. So when we went to another Halloween party put on by CADA (I have no idea what it stands for, but it's the dental school's thingy/club/let's be lonely together because our husbands/wives live at the school and we never see them anymore and let's hand out toothbrushes to elementary school kids support group for student spouses. Got it?) We added another element to the costume (besides the different outfit because she totally pooped on the other one).

The eyeliner came in handy again! Nathan drew the little Cupi Doll curl so it would look more like a costume than just a really cool vintage outfit. Next time she wears it (minus the eyeliner curl), she'll just look like she's really hip.

Here are a couple pictures from the CADA party.

It was carnival style, so there were lots of games. Here, Jeremy didn't quite know what to do with the neon green vampire teeth and didn't really want to put them in his mouth.

So all in all it was a ton of fun this weekend and we're looking forward to doing it all over again on Friday. It's a good thing Megan's costume is getting so much wear, because DANG IT! I worked hard on that dress!!!!!!


Amber said...

Wow!! I am totally impressed by how beautiful Megan's costume is. How long did it take you to do her hair. That's cool Jeremy won. You're kids are getting so big. I still can't believe it.

I am glad Megan is getting so much use out of her adorable dress. I am all behind you on the ghost outfit. That's my kind of Halloween. You guys are great.

The Mirci Family said...

CADA-Case Alliance Dental Association. Just for your info.! I loved Megans crown! Jeremy totally deserved his award! He was (is) so stinkin cute!

trublubyu said...

brilliant costumes! and how great of an idea is it to dress your baby up as you. that is brilliant. and nancy couldn't get any fancier.

janeen said...

The dress looks awesome! and I love your little hobo!

Zann said...

Your kids are so cute. I love the cute little mouth that Emma has, it totally reminds me of Jeremy when he was little. We're way stoked to see you guys here soon!

JerieH said...

They all looked awesome. Give your self extra Mommy-Kudo points!

Tracey said...

The kids look SO cute in their costumes, way to go! It totally would be fun if you still lived close, so our babies could play, but 'tis life, huh? It was good to see some pics of Emma, it's so crazy how fast they grow! Looks like you guys are having a good time out there, keep it up!

Tracey said...

OH, by the way, I LOVE the "Family" thing on your fireplace mantle, did you make that??? SO CUTE!