Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Halloween Wrap Up

So half of my pictures will not download to the computer. I know how to fix it, but am too tired this week to care. I will just post a few from what did show up. We had a very fun Halloween week. I was in charge of the activity for our playgroup. Playgroup activities can be tricky as most the kids are 3 and under. Arts and crafts just aren't their thing, yet. I made candied popcorn balls to look like pumpkins and cut out face parts for them to just stick on the bags. Then I did the old standby (cop-out) classic of a Kleenex tied over a lollipop to make a ghost. Hey, they liked it. Eleanor's "real" costume wasn't ready yet so I made her a quick witch with a hat I had bought at Target for a dollar.
The leg warmers were also in the Target Dollar section. Love that store.
Here she is with our cute Turtle neighbor Zach. Oh, ya- I curled Eleanor's hair for some reason. There is something weird about curling her hair. Normally a girl looks a bit cuter with her hair curled up, but Eleanor doesn't look cuter, just different. Now, you all know how obsessed I am with her little face, but I couldn't help but call her Kristy McNichol all day. No one else got it. You are all too young.
Do you freaking remember how good those candy popcorn balls are? When I convert people to Dots in their popcorn, this is the flavor that it conjures up. This is why I eat popcorn with Dots.
Eleanor with her cutie-patooie friend Kinsley. I can get her to go anywhere if I promise Kinsley will be there.
And Halloween Night! Some great people in our ward hosted a trunk or treat in their cul-de-sac. They had cider, hot chocolate, treats etc... They had an awesome turn out. I sat on my spooky trunk while Clayton took E around to all the cars. She got a good haul! As for costumes, Clayton was Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Eleanor was an MSU Spartan Cheerleader (I could get her to say "Go state!" and "Go green, go white!") and I was a lame-o Spartan Fan in a sweatshirt. But at least I brought my own cheerleader, right?
Yaaaaay for being outdoors at night with a bajillion kids! See her adorable matching teddy-bear? Found it at the thrift store for a dollar. I think "a dollar" is the real theme of this blog. Pom-poms? That's right, 1 buck. I found her green top at a Mom to Mom sale and the white turtleneck at another thrift store. (Don't worry, I wash this stuff.) I made her skirt and sewed the "S" onto the neck of the shirt to cover a snowflake. I was happy with the results, but in pictures the greens don't match. They look closer in person.
See how cute her hair is in pigtails? Sooo much better than the curls? Sorry, done obsessing.
My mom sent her a sweet BYU cheer costume, but I convinced her to send a size too big, and it didn't fit. So that will have to be for dress up. I will post more pictures if I can ever get them to load properly. Still lots to catch up on, but too busy to do it now. I am only blogging now so I can avoid other things on my list. Clayton's sweet parents are coming this week! Michigan is the coolest guys, I don't know how else to convince you. All the cool kids are visiting, do you want to be uncool? Sorry, I am super tired. Night all.


jen said...

Some friends of ours went to Michigan. Hardcore Spartans! Their 2 little girls were Spartan cheerleaders too!

Sarah said...

love the costumes!! and boyce made us watch the video over and over again. E is getting so big. I can't believe how she is talking! so so cute!

Tiff said...

How great is that to be able to have 2 different halloween costumes?! What a cutie!

Ann said...

Look how much older lil E looks! Oh goodness!! Miss her guts! She is looking a lot like Clayton now. Glad the Harvey Birdman costume got a second run! Boo to no pictures of you! ha

Aubreydoll said...

Thanks again for planing playgroup, sorry I wasn't more help! Eleanor's costume was so cute, and I loved her matching teddy bear!

Ninny Beth said...

hahahahah! Kristy McNichol! I got it and I loved it. the end.

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