Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween is Happening

Happy Halloween everyone!

For me, Halloween ended after Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday. But I obligatorily dressed up my children and sent them to school today. And we will watch a movie, bake a pumpkin shaped pizza, and hand out candy tonight to finish off this holiday. It really has been a great one. Let's go back to this weekend and take a look...

First, here is a group shot. Take a moment and see if you can figure out costumes. Then we'll do individual shots.

Got it? Or perhaps you are still wondering about a couple. Don't worry, keep reading.

First, my mini. Or should I say, my Minnie?

Store bought all the way. Although in retrospect, I should NEVER buy costumes for Pearl because no one is going to grow into them. Lesson learned.

Daisy's costume was also store bought. (It was just that kind of year people.) This picture doesn't even do her justice. She was SOOOOO cute.

Ivory's costume (also store bought...ahem) was not my favorite. The wig was a little weird and I was just not diggin it. But she was still adorable.

For those of you who don't know Bloom...she is a Winx fairy.

Robyn (bless her heart) wore a costume from a previous year. It barely fit her, but I give her bonus points for being easy and agreeable.

Now June...any takers?

She would NOT be talked out of this costume...and trust me...I tried. She wanted to be Toadette. If you have ever played Mario, maybe you recognize her.

Granted, the hat is a little big, but I give myself all kinds of props for even getting close. (It's a sombrero stuffed with balloons.) But, you could totally pick her out in a crowd, which was useful at her school Halloween parade today.

Tyler and I wore matching costumes this year. I needed something easy to run in for my half marathon, and I figured Tyler would look good as Waldo. (He does.)

I have to admit, the jokes were a little old by the end. People couldn't help but say, "FOUND You!!" every time they walked by. Tyler would say, "Sure, you found me, but have you found Wenda, and the Wizard, and my dog, and Odlaw, and my scroll, and my key, and my book, etc."
Even on my run, I got a bazillion Waldo jokes. My favorite was when people would say to me, "Where's Waldo?" to which I would reply, "I'm Wenda, but if I see him, I'll let you know."

Back to Saturday...the weather was amazing. And there is always a good attendance.

And the dinner inside was fantastic. Plenty of soup and chili.

Pearl was a stubborn bug and wouldn't eat anything, as per usual. (Have I mentioned that she doesn't eat ALL?) I finally gave her a bite of my brownie and then we took Hitler home.

It was a great time had by all. (With much exchanging of candy afterward.) You can tell they were exhausted. Look at Robyn trying to finish some homework.

Goodbye October. You were everything I hoped for. Hello November.'s almost November. Now THAT'S scary.


CarrieLu and Madi too said...

Great costumes!! Good job on June's, it looks awesome. It was so nice having great weather, it sure does help to not freeze!!

¡Vieve! said...

Those are some good looking costumes, Toadette is so impressive! Your holiday sounds fun!