Blog Archives for category Dress up

Returning mail leads to this. 

The neighbor kids brought over our mail which then led to our kids going to play at their house. About a half hour later the mom and I had this text exchange:

Stacey: Girls are putting on a concert on the trampoline.
Me: I’ll be over.

I walked in to them jumping in tutus (of course there was an outfit change—there’s always an outfit change). :) So we just sat and talked while all four kids played and rode in the power wheels. 

Ahhhhh, neighbors. ❤️

   

Once again in my shoes. 

  

Someone found my Halloween wig and is in love with it.

I think it’s hers now as it’s too ratty and if I need it again I’ll buy it again (it was cheap).

Gecko Girl

We were at a friend’s babysitting and Katie had to put on Liam’s new gecko costume.

 

Leprechaun Katie

Miss Anne, the teaching assistant in Katie’s classroom, texted this to me. :)

She loves her brother’s cape. 

    

Christmas Morning 2016

We set the kids’ phones outside their rooms so they will stay up there until we get up at 7. :) Then they come in and cuddle for a few minutes while mommy wakes up (daddy has already been up for at least an hour). Then it’s downstairs to check out what Santa left… I didn’t take many pictures this year.

A tiara from Grannie and Papa.

A Lego train for under the Christmas tree from Grannie and Papa (complete with all the electronics to make it run!).

Princess shoes from Santa!

Charlie right in the middle of things!

Owen in his MSU hat from Grannie and Papa—we all got one! (It was a very MSU Christmas, which we all loved!)

Katie’s Elsa cape (from Santa!) and wearing her princess shoes!

Trying to get them to sit still with their new hats from Grannie and Papa:

Owen’s favorite gift this morning—a whole box of Pokémon cards! :)

Attempting the annual Santa Hat photo

Comparing 2012…and now.

Sometimes he looks so innocent. 

  

Third and final outfit. 

As soon as I got down the boots she had to put them on to be like mommy. And then she picked a purple dress. So we kind of matched. 

   
 

Her next outfit!

    

This is what she’s doing while I organize her next size clothes.

  

2016 trick or treating with friends!

Our two Pokemon: Squirtle and Pikachu!

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Our yard and porch! This was the first year we’ve left the lights on and just left treats out for kids to grab. I kind of miss carving a pumpkin, but honestly it’s a lot of work and I don’t miss the stress about needing to get it done. Plus, I have this light-up pumpkin that I can use.

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Starting at our neighbor’s house…

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We weren’t planning on going with them, but she was ready when we got to their house, so we all went together!

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Maddie, a neighbor friend.

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Then, on another street, we ran into more friends, so our group grew!

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Trick or treating hours were from 6:30-8 and we used every last minute! We were walking back into our yard at 8:00!

The kids got entirely too much candy…and were super excited!

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Family Costume Party!

Friends (the Brownes) invited us to a costume party and we hadn’t been to one in ages—and I’ve never been this thin—so I eagerly bought myself an awesome costume! I mean, I figured why not?!

So, you saw the sneak peek:

And Tom had a few costume options from previous years…but I had seen a friend do Cousin Eddie (from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) and thought it was brilliant…so I picked up the pieces for that. And of course we had the two Pokémon kidlets.

On our way…

Ta da! Thankfully we had an unseasonably warm day and we were actually comfortable in these.

Who wore it better?! :) The consensus was Tom, though Randy showed more nipple. :D

I loved all our costumes but I really want to have a theme one year. We briefly tossed around being Team Rocket or Ash and Misty from Pókemon but the costumes were too expensive for what they were and I didn’t feel like creating them myself. Maybe next year will be the themed year.

Our themed hosts:

Even Squirtles need to eat.

And Pikachus need to potty. :)

I really lit up well in the black light…but I don’t think it even looks like me.

The kids had a blast—we barely saw them the whole time. They were playing in the yard and going on a treasure hunt with 20 other kids.

Black light paint!

The funny thing was that we were all thinking it was like 9-9:30 (it was dark and we were tired) and we looked at the time…and it was only like 6:45! Are we old or what? :)

Once the sun went down it quickly got chilly so they started a fire and we hung out there for a bit but then we called it a night and were home by 7:30. ARE WE OLD OR WHAT?! :)

Pre-K Halloween Parade

The kids walked through the whole school and lots of the classes were waiting in the hallways to watch them. And everyone LOVED Pikachu!

Her trick-and-treat bag (they got a small treat in the main office):

Super Girl

  

Goofy dressed girl

This was actually from 10/11—it came off my real camera and I forgot to post it!

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Cat-eye girls

    

Today’s ballerina.

It’s chilly today so we broke out the long-sleeved leotard and the leg warmers.

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And more dancing with ribbons at the end of class!

Costumed Katie

We went to visit friends down the street and Katie had to wear one of her generic princess costumes.

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And then her friend had new costumes, so of course she had to try them on!

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