Sunday, November 1, 2009

Once Upon a Halloween

Happy Halloween!

... from the Princess and

the pea!

Sophie decided just last week (after I had already gathered the perfect Alice/White Rabbit ensemble) that she wanted to be a princess. Naturally. Frantic sometimes pays off... from the picked over mess at Target on Thursday afternoon, I dug out this red princess dress and even got 30% off! I'm sick about not making her costume. I never took myself for a premade-costume-from-Target mom. But, whaddayado? So Millie ended up in a pea, fashioned from a pair of Gap pajamas and a repurposed green pillow I fiddled with. Ta-stinkin-da.

On Friday, I was lucky to drive the costume cavalry carpool to preschool.


My parent volunteer assignment at the school was helping out at the kids carnival during the day. It was so much fun! I had to dress up, but with a busy week and knowing I had somewhere dignified to be after, I ended up just throwing on my old cheer uniform. And if you think I hadn't dusted it off since '97, nope... last time I wore it was also 4 months postpartum, when Sophie was a football for her first Halloween and Michael was a football player. Let's just say I had to suck it in a little to get that button fastened!


Sophie's class pleasured us parent helpers with a few songs. I snap-snap-snapped my camera and in every picture, my kid is singing her blessed little heart out! (We're now planning a move to Hollywood) Apparently she's been making out with that kid on her right. Punk. At least, she says, they're married. I suppose an astronaut with cute dimples is a catch...



The kids circulated through the makeshift booths: ring toss, temporary tattoos, bowling, beanbag toss (I was in charge of that one), fishing...


I love this shot of Lucy. I asked her to show me her tattoo. Looks like she's flashing a gang sign. Whaddup, punkinyo...



On Halloween Day, we trick-or-treated to the Great Grandmas. First, Michael's...


... then, mine.

We stopped at Michael's parents' place.


Our neighborhood has a chili/hotdog/potato feed at the church each year. It is always packed! The best part is the young families are starting to really get into the dressing up spirit: one family was the cast of Toy Story, Little Kate and crew were the Peter Pan ensemble. The best may have been the family that showed up as Napoleon Dynamite (the mom!), Pedro, Side Ponytail Girl and Rex Kwon Do. The punch line: the husband/wife actually wrote and directed the film. It was hilarious!


Michael had a football game at the U (for the record: BOO to the U for planning a night game on Halloween). So, mommy and girls headed down to Howells for the annual scone night.


For Marianne (sorry for the icky exposure)...


Stephinanny was a hit with Millie. Honestly, she is magic with the kiddos. The beginning of a beautiful friendship...


Remember when you did this as a kid? Megan and Kaylie and some college boys desperate for their affection took Allie (Mulan) and Soph trick or treating. Cause my kid seriously needs more candy in her life.




3 comments:

Marianne & Clayton said...

Sophie looks super gorgeous! Almost alarmingly so for a three year old, but hey. You can't stop foxy. I love the "theme" of Princess and the pea. Soooo cute!
And thanks, thanks, thanks for the pictures of Allie too! We missed seeing you all at scone night!

Katie said...

She looks like a Boleyn girl!! Loving it!!

The King family said...

Allison, I still can't get over how adorable Sophie was in that princess costume. You really did luck out on finding something so nice on the rack like that! And I didn't know it was the Princess and the Pea! How cute! You are amazing!