Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Costumes

I feel like such a horrible mother. I didn't get any really good pictures of the kids in their costumes. I have been so stressed out today going back and forth between pre-school, the store, the elementary school and home (several times), and making one awesome cake! I took a long soak this evening, and for the first time ever I think I am glad that Halloween is finally over. Here are the best pictures I got of my kids. Tobie is not included unfortunatly, but just know that he went as a karate kid, not THE Karate Kid, just a karate kid. He wore his Ghi and I painted his face a little so he looked like the undead karate kid just to make iy a little more interesting.
My sleeping angel. Isn't that when they are all angels, when their asleep. =)
Funny story behind this little monkey. Emma was supposed to be Little Red Riding Hood. She wore her costume to drop off her big brother and then at the grocery store. But when we got home she decided that she didn't want to be Little Red Riding Hood anymore and stripped down to her diaper. Then she found her monkey costume from last year, which was too big for her then, but fits her just right this year. So she was a monkey for the rest of the afternoon. When it was time for the actual trick-or-treating she surrendered to the Little Red Riding Hood costume, (surrendered only because we had to pin her down to get it on her!) And then after all that work and drama, I forgot to get a picture of her. *sigh* Just know that she was really cute!

This was the best picture I got of Miriam, my little butterfly. She kept telling me this past week that when she gets her butterfly wings she was going to push the button and start flying around. At first I just nodded and said, "wow, that will be cool.", but then I think she actually believed that she was going to be able to fly. So then I had to break it to her, "you know you won't actually get to fly, right?", her response, "there's no button?" I just shattered her dream.
I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!


Chelle said...

How dare you crush her dreams of flying. Miriam is so darn cute though! What was Hannah supposed to be?

shumaker clan said...

They all looked so cute. Man I can not believe how big they all are. I think I say that a lot to you but man I just keep thinking about how fast times flies.