Saturday, November 01, 2008

lions, skeletons and pop stars OH MY!

the most exciting part of halloween is planning the costumes weeks in advance. scouring the thrift stores and digging deep into our costume box looking for just the right accessories. this year i talked esme' into dressing up as little red riding hood. and harper could be the big bad wolf. i looked for the perfect cape pattern online and bought a grey hoodie to create a wolf. then esme' changed her mind. she wanted to be hannah montana instead. so we borrowed a blond wig that made her look more like Lady Godiva from the back view and bought a hannah tee shirt.

she looked adorable thursday night when we participated in Ghouls at School~

but last night she dug into the costume box and decided she would like to be a skeleton... again! so i painted boney faces and off we went for trick or treating.

harper was just the cutest little lion ever. he hated mama painting on his nose and whiskers but once i got them on he didn't seem to mind.

he even had a nice, loud lion roar that he demonstrated in the car for us... over and over and over...
it was a great night for trick or treating. it was warm~ at one point daddy took the top part of harper's costume off because he was too warm. we loved all the jack o lanterns and costumes and decorated houses. and the treats were sweet too of course!

now it is time to pack up the halloween box and put it away. it is time to plan the next celebrations. niko's birthday is in less than 2 weeks. and then Thanksgiving will be right around the corner. and, as always, we have so, so much to be thankful for!


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the costumes you rock momma;) the waddle video is precious I will have to put up soon the pictures of the girls in their minnie mouse costumes but first I have been working on making the Lizard Ridge Blanket a no brainer knit pattern one version is already up on my blog.I will be putting the other adaptation up tomorrow;)Hugs darcy

kraftykash said...

The kids look great! Was that your yard in the last picture? Very creative! Take Care Kashoan

erika~ the inspired mama said...

hi kashoan! no, that was not our yard, it was "the pumpkin house" that we visited while trick or treating! they had over 60 carved pumpkins in their yard! sadly i did not take many photos though...