Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

"Tender lumplings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare."

This morning The Boss, Bea, and I went to the school for the annual Halloween Parade through the school halls and classrooms. It takes a while for the parade to get started, so there is some waiting that can be pretty boring. Good thing Princesses and Super Heroes can make their own fun (or watch Garfield on mom's iphone) while they wait.

Then once the kids start by in their costumes it's supper awesome. 

Pooh Bear {aka Kyle Beckerman #5, Captain of RSL} and her/his class paraded by first.

Then Drama, the Hippie Chick, peace marched past. She's in 6th grade this year and it's her last parade. Sigh.

After the parade the babies and I came home and watched the Nightmare Before Christmas, because it is one of my favorite movies and oh so appropriate. Then I threatened to ban anyone who did not take a nap from trick-or-treating this evening. {so mean, I know}

Finally dad came home from work AND we ate dinner. Then it was time to hit the streets. but not before mom made them all pose for a picture.

And dad dressed up in all the left over pieces of each costume: PB's Beckerman wig that was "too heavy and itchy," The Boss's Spider Girl mask that wouldn't stay on her face to her satisfaction so we just drew on some spiderwebs, a princess tiara from the dress up bucket, and a peace button from Drama's costume {that she didn't even want to wear in the first place because she didn't believe that hippies wore buttons!}. And Buddy, who it has been determined, has dressed up as Mark or an Old Man depending on who you ask!

"This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Family Photos ~ 2012

October 11,2012

{{Also know as ... the one were you get to stare at the 4 most adorable and photogenic children on the face of the planet.}}

Family photos generally are not fun for me. I stress about what everyone should wear so we look coordinated but not matchy. This year we took family photos at Grandma Tina's while Matt and Rosanna et al were in town... And I had to find something for us all to wear to that so I scheduled another session shortly after for my own little family. Yes, we are wearing almost the exact same outfits, but I don't care so you shouldn't either!

We went with FotoFly again because they were so awesome the last time. Only this time we went to their outdoor studio, FotoFly Away, located at Thanksgiving Point. If you're in the market for new family photos call them. Now. {Robyn} I'll wait.....
Here are a few of my favorites, because it's not cool to post all 80+ images that we got back on two {yes, 2} CD's.

The Fam


Pooh Bear

The Boss


And, because we are soooo hip, a photo bomb.

If this wasn't enough peeping on my family {you know who you are} then you can see the rest of the pics at this address... and use the password: 20123122VanHorn. And if you would like prints of your very own to stare at lovingly for hours {Grandmas}, then email me the photo numbers and sizes, etc. etc. and I will order them for you.

Friday, October 5, 2012

School Photos ~ 2012

School has started, the weather has actually turned cool, and the mornings are becoming (way too) dark. We've also participated in the school photo right of passage. You never really know what you are going to get with a school photo, but I should have learned by now that if someone is taking a picture of my girls, it's gonna be pretty dang cute. {Not over exaggerating here, just stating a truth.}

Pooh Bear - 4th Grade

Drama - 6th {gasp} Grade