Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Sigh, my favorite holiday is over... I've already started to take down the decos. At least I have the pics to remember it by. We had a really great Halloween this year. We did a fun Halloweenie roast with the neighbors, we went to school parties, we had family parties, and of course trick or treating.

This year was a lot of work because I decided to make the girls' costumes rather than spend lots of money on nice costumes. It took a lot of time but it was worth it and I had lots of fun doing it (thanks for the help Magi.)

Tabby wanted to be a Sugar Plum Fairy. It's a strange request, I know. She saw a Sugar Plum Fairy costume that she liked in a catalog and I didn't want to pay $50.00 for it so I did my best to make one. It turned out better, I think. And the one in the magazine didn't come with sugar plums I might add.
Rex wanted to be nothing other than Optimus Prime. He wouldn't budge on the subject. I wasn't a big fan of the costume but I have to say he rocked it. Nobody has ever loved a costume more than he loved his Optimus costume. He's slept in it every night since.
Doing some sweet moves:
He's trying to transform:
Ella Rose decided she wanted to be a rock star. I'd say that choice suited her perfectly. Because she is one.
Gunner was an ASU football player. I was kind of embarrassed for him to wear this costume as our team had a disgusting loss earlier in the day. But he didn't seem to mind it.
My sis Magi made her entire family mummy costumes. Mark even wore one but I don't have a pic of it. It happened, I swear.
Here's Mads:
And Max:
She's so dang creative. Check out these leggings and shoes she made for Mads:
Here we all are at my parent's Halloween party:
Seems like we have a pinata at every party we have:
Look at the yummy bat cake Magi made:
Here we all are ready to get our trick or treat on:
My sis in law Shannon does a fun haunted alley in front of her house every year so we always go to her neighborhood. Her street gives out the best candy ever. Not a Bit-O-Honey in sight.
Sweet cousin Miranda:
Little Kinley was the best Dorothy ever. She even said "There's no place like home" and clicked her heels when she got candy.
Amelia striking a way rad pose in her kitty costume:
Cannon and Todd:
This is how Gunner rolls:
Papa and Gunner resting after a long night of Trick or Treating:
I take back what I said about getting the best candy ever. Look what I found in one of my kid's bucket when we got home:
I know, right?

It gets worse, It was TAPED SHUT!!!
So ghetto!!! Julie had one in her kiddo's candy bucket too. What, you can't go out and spend $10.00 for some dang candy? Why even bother? I would rather you lock the door and not answer than receive your eight month old shady looking candy!


McDougal Family said...

Your kids costumes are SOOO cute!!! Sometimes I wish I had a little girl so I could dress her up all cute and fluffy like that! Oh well...maybe someday. :)

Godfrey Family said...

Love the costumes this year. I can't believe how big Gunner looks already. You took some really cute pictures.
Alys I also need your new address. Will you email it to me when you get a chance?

Michelle said...

OH MY GOSH I really hope I am having a girl! Look at your little beautes! They are so darling!

Hey Bryan said he saw Dale at his office the other day!

Sorry your favorite holiday is over... : (

Adele Heslington said...

You are SOOO talented! Those costumes were absolutely adorable. Looks like you guys had a great Halloween!

Can't wait to see what you come up with for next year!

Keri said...

All I have to say is that you are making my costumes next year! You are awesome!