Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

This post's for the grandfolks, so please forgive the excessive photo roll. I just couldn't get enough of this harvest princess.

NomiAnn fashioned Talia's luxurious costume from the flower girl dress worn by Brooklyn at Aunt Callie's wedding. The cape is made from the same fabric as the bridesmaid dresses, including the accent fabric adorning the hat. With Aunt Callie and Uncle Adam far away in New Zealand, this princess costume was the perfect way to remember them this Halloween.

Here are Talia and her classmates at their "Time for Tots" Halloween party, held at the Community Arts Center.

Talia with her preschool teacher, Ms. Barbie (no, it's not a stage name.)

And here is our other beautiful princess, sparkling pink at her kindergarten class party. Her spidery teacher, Ms. Barranco, is from Spain.

There's no better way to start the Dixie Sun Halloween parade than with the Dixie Sun herself.

Eli enjoyed clowning around.

And here are a few more pictures of our princesses at our church Trunk or Treat and Chili cook-off. (Sadly, the girls boycotted the cone hats, but I still think they're beautiful.)

Eli transformed into a cow, although I personally thought the costume was better suited for me because he's still nursing. Since I couldn't quite squeeze into his spots, I simply became Quaint.

And last but not least, we finally carved our pumpkins this evening. (Better late than never!) The girls created and cut their own designs while Eli cheered from the floor.

While we've had our share of fun these past weeks (in a particularly chaotic sort of way), now that November has arrived I confess that I'm relieved October is over.

Hope you all had a very happy Halloween!


Aunt Callie said...

The kids are beyond adoreable. Adam's feeling particularly pressured now to produce girls just so we can dress them up as harvest princesses. We tried calling to wish everyone well this spooky time of year, but got tricked instead of treated. We miss you tons but are thrilled to see everyone looking healthy and happy.

Julie L said...

Love the costumes! Everyone has done such wonderful ones with their kids this year. When I was growing up it was always the sheet ghost and the tramp (things we could easily make - only problem was then we had to sleep with holy sheets....)

Anonymous said...

Terrific photos of a few of my favorite people! I don't blame Brooklyn and Talia for ditching the pointed princess caps after awhile ... Although fun for awhile, the caps too closely resemble, coneheads, dunce caps, or imperial wizard hats.

Tanja said...

Thank you for the pictures ... they are all adorable!!!

Susie said...

It's fun to see in picture and read in word what one can only imagine is happening down south for Halloween. Great pictures and such a darling family :)