Growing up, I was never a big Halloween fan--despite my monstrous sweet-tooth. (Get it, "monstrous"?! hehe) It really was just not a big deal. UNTIL I HAD KIDS. Now Halloween's one of my favorite holidays. I admit, it's a bit silly...dressing up in ridiculous costumes and gorging ourselves with sugar...but it's so fun to see my babies get excited about participating in all the festivities. We had LOTS of events planned for this year....parties, parties, parties...so I knew Liv and Gray would need costumes that were simple, yet hold up to loads of wear and tear. It was a serious struggle getting Olivia to commit to ONE costume. We had battles and tears over exactly what it was she was going to be. I mean, how DARE she have an opinion and assert any independence at all! :) She'd tell me what she wanted to dress as a butterfly, I'd go find a DARLING butterfly costume fit for any little princess....and she'd FREAK! "REAL butterflies DON'T have tutus!!" Ugh. Back to the drawing board again, and again, and again. FINALLY, she (and I LOL) decided to make her a poodle costume. And she LOVES it!!! **Thank you, Grammy, for all of your hard work!!!**
Gray's costume, on the other hand, was a cinch. Shipped straight to my door from the online shop Buy Costumes. I love, love, LOVE the Tom Arma duds and knew the second I saw this one that my little guy would make the most adorable rhinoceros. (Yep...Mommy goggles are on in full force.) So here are some shots of the babies all dressed up for a birthday party last week.
(The back shot of Liv is of her wagging her little tail. LOL)
AND, lucky for us, *Henry* and I were invited to a fantastic murder mystery dinner party this year as well. I was scrambling to come up with an idea....so I whipped up some furry frocks and we went as the Flintstones. How civilized!
Sorry for my glowing red eyes....every time I tried to fix them, it would black out my gorgeous fiery locks. Yes, and I know the wig is a bit "Mod" to really be Wilma....but it was the closest I could find. LOL
Tonight we will be busy "trunk-or-treating" (Do you all have those?) and then, later tonight, I guarantee I'll be sick from eating so much junk. Not to mention the fact that I've baked batches and batches of these yummy things and am already a bit nauseas. I have no self control. LOL
Anyhow, I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween! Be safe out there!