Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween fashion show

Did you know that November is National Blog Posting Month? The people at this website have issued a challenge to post something everyday during the month of November. Can you imagine? I would never get anything done--I would be too busy reading blogs all day. So I don't know if I can make the challenge, but I thought I would start by at least trying to post every day for the rest of this week. We'll see.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the kids for Halloween. We went through many options to arrive at our FANTASTIC final costumes. (I think that all kids must go through this, Dory!) Allison originally wanted to be a princess. As you can see here, we really like princesses at our house.

Next she decided that she wanted to be the black Spiderman. I think she got the idea from this little friend. Allison ran around the house for several days singing the Spiderman song and shooting pretend spiderwebs out of her wrists. I was glad when the Spiderman costume was no longer a popular option at our house.

Allison went through many other costume ideas--clowns, mermaids, pumpkins, etc. I personally thought it was funny when she decided to try out the whole Lucha Libre look. I was going to buy her some stretchy pants, but Steve thought that it was a little too macho for his little girl.

(Yes, that is a pair of Little Mermaid underpants on her head. Don't ask.)

Steve and Allison then decided to try out the popular pirate theme.

(Yes, I do know it is not politically correct to make fun of handicapped pirates. I had a serious talk with Steve.)

Lindsay decided to get in on the action. She liked being the queen of the house, but Allison didn't like anyone else moving in on her current title.

Then Lindsay thought she would try to recreate that scene from A Christmas Story--the one where the kid can't move because he's got too many winter clothes on.

So here are the final costumes. This is Allison as a ladybug princess. I had her ladybug costume from last year, and I didn't want to make or buy a new one. Allison became really fixated on being a princess, so we compromised by letting her be a ladybug princess. That way, all I had to do was give her a crown and a wand. (Thanks for the idea, Lindsay P.)

Our little Lindsay was the cutest bunny on the block. Okay, she was the only bunny on the block, but she was still cute.

Steve decided to go a little crazy and be a doctor for Halloween. I decided to be a witch for Halloween--that way I didn't have to dress up too much.

I hope you enjoyed our Halloween fashion show. We had a great time trick-or-treating with the kids and spending time with Rachel and Jesse. Have a good day!


Poulsen Family said...

It turned out so cute!! Love it! I don't think I'll try to meet that crazy challenge either...who needs clean laundry...but, as soon as we get our computer fixed I'll try to update something!!

Poulsen Family said...

I love the way your hair is cut, by the way, looks so cute!

Leslie said...

Love, love, love the pictures!! And, I'm so glad that you had that talk with Steve. I, for one, was highly offended by the pretend hook. Aaaargh!

Patty said...

I love all of your photos! Especially the one of Allison with underwear on her head!! Did she actually fall asleep like that? It sure looks like you all have a LOT of fun!!

lou said...

Love love love the photos. Your princesses are really cute. Love the underpants 'hat'. I have a photo (somewhere) with Katy sleeping with a pioneer hat on and a cat sleeping by her side. They are soooo cute ! Hold them close - some day they'll turn into teenage girls.

Dory said...

Looks like fun and yes, I feel your pain. Isn't trick or treating great only now I have to hear "can I have more candy" all day long! That's enough to make me say Aaaargh!

carrie said...

oh my, i love seeing the kids' pics in their costumes but it also pulls at my heart cause my little girl is, as lou has warned you, now a teenager. she still went trick or treating this year but it's just not the same.

you princesses are darling! and i've already flunked the post a day thing so that i don't have to worry bout it. :)