Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

We began the day with the annual Elementary Halloween Costume Parade. It is always fun to see what some kids come up with and their parents go along with. This was The Boss' first year participating in the parade and I think you can tell how very excited she was.

She found one of her sister's old jaguar costume and immediately decided that was what she wanted to be for Halloween. Awesome. One costume complete and $0 spent. 

Pooh Bear decided that she wanted to be a pioneer this year and wanted to wear the pioneer dress from when I went on trek. It's a little too big but nothing a few dozen safety pins can't fix. Costume #2 done and $0 spent. Now I am on a roll. This first picture is right at the beginning of the parade, she's a happy, hopeful pioneer here.

Her good friend broke her ankle in the first weeks of school playing soccer at recess and had to have surgery and pins put in to fix the damage. It has been very hard on PB. She keeps telling me how nice it will be when her friend can run and play again. So, here the pioneer is pushing a wheel chair instead of pulling a hand cart. The second photo was taken at the end of the parade, or her version of Marin's Cove, not so happy.

And then finally, it was time to go trick-or-treating for real. The Boss was certain that trick-or-treating would never come. 

Drama was not allowed to dress up for school this year (it's not allowed at the Junior High). But she wanted to go trick-or-treating with her friend who was dressing as a "capital person" from the Hunger Games. We did our best at "capital person" but since she hasn't seen the movie (it's PG13) and I have only seen it once, we just went for garish and over the top.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Last Pre-school Halloween Party. Ever.

If possible, I may have become even more dramatic since I last blogged. I guess it's not the last pre-school Halloween party ever, ever. But for us, we will never have another, and now I have just made myself super sad. Sigh.

How about some adorable {as she called herself this am after makeup application} pictures of Bea to cheer us all up, hu?

  As you can see, she decided to be a ladybug this year.

Luckily, I bought this red coat on clearance a couple of years back. Who knew it would come in handy this year as a Halloween costume? 

Here are a few of the creepy spoils the kids collected on their trick-or-treat expedition around Ms. Cathies neighborhood.

PS - You can look forward to a lot more fabulous posts, such as this one, for the next year-ish. Now that Grandma and Grandpa Van Horn are knee deep serving a mission, I have decided this is probably the best/easiest way to keep them updated on our families awesomeness and general cuteness. Their email server will probably thank me for not delivering 8000+ pictures to their inbox.