Blog Archives for category Dress up
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).
We were at a friend’s babysitting and Katie had to put on Liam’s new gecko costume.
Miss Anne, the teaching assistant in Katie’s classroom, texted this to me.
Comparing 2012…and now.
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.
Our two Pokemon: Squirtle and Pikachu!
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.
Starting at our neighbor’s house…
We weren’t planning on going with them, but she was ready when we got to their house, so we all went together!
Maddie, a neighbor friend.
Then, on another street, we ran into more friends, so our group grew!
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!
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.
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?!
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):
This was actually from 10/11—it came off my real camera and I forgot to post it!
It’s chilly today so we broke out the long-sleeved leotard and the leg warmers.
And more dancing with ribbons at the end of class!
It was 50% off day at the thrift shop so we got Katie a new costume for like $2. And of course my shoes were still out, so…