Monday, October 31, 2011

And in the morning...I'm making waffles!

This year we went as Shrek, Fiona -- and donkey. I felt the insane urge to try and emulate my mother by sewing Ellie's costume myself from scratch. Let's just say I watched an embarrassing amount of vampire diaries while holed up in our office/craft room, me swearing at my sewing machine and the downy loft of fur sticking to every surface ala "North and South" lung-disease style. I'm glad it's over and there was no way that Eleanor was not going to wear her hood and ears for pictures. Case closed.

Mike was a good sport. He wasn't exactly psyched about the face paint until I explained that the same paint could be used for face camo -- then his mood brightened.

We went to a cool Halloween party at our cousins, the Seely's, in Draper. They have a gigantic garage that we decorated for the event that was kept toasty warm. The kids had a great time exploring the haunted tunnel, going for a midnight "forest" walk around the house, bobbing for apples, and eating donuts on a string. My Dad was even able to join us as we was here for my brother's regional soccer tournament (go Aggies!). The only hiccup was that he only grabbed the scary Scream-mask of his costume...not the dark cloak that was meant to accompany it. So he looked like a haunted Lululemon yoggie instead.

I think she bit her fingers. Classic mishap....especially when teething!

Riley's prize-winning Mad  Hatter costume, ala Cheryl Cooney (actually, most of the best costumes around the room emerged from her costume shop!)


the haunted cemetery (in the garage....)

Boo from Monsters Inc

witch -- glad my prized DI dress form could come to life!

The smiths -- Star Wars

 Megan and family were Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz characters, of course once the kids were set loose it was prolematic to rally them all for a picture!

 Elisa went as Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc with her cute belly.

 Britt, Kelly and James

 This is the obligatory after-party meltdown. And this is without any sugar....sigh....Ellie's new trick is to throw her body prostrate on the ground in a show of extreme protest against the current set of conditions.

Happy Halloween to all! 

When there's something the neighborhood...who you goin' call?


Brynne said...

You guys look GREAT!!!

Mary + Trey said...

Brit, You did such an amazing job on Ellie's costume.. loved the part "Swearing at my sewing machine" haha

Such an adorable family!