Saturday, December 03, 2011


At long last, I am posting about Halloween. The celebrations started with a parade that when right down the street passed our house! It was so fun to sit out on our curb and watch. The boys played football with Dad while we waited.Um, Tab, you better watch out. Benton is coming for you and that kid is a bulldozer. They spent a fair amount of time jumping in the leaf piles.Waiting....waiting....waiting....Finally, the parade came. There was plenty of candy to start off the stash.Benton and Tab both had parades and parties at their schools. I forgot my camera at Benton's party. Bad mommy. But I remembered for Tab. He was thrilled that he got to lead his class in his parade with his teacher.Tab with his class.Next up was trick-or-treating. Poor things were freezing...Did I mention that it snowed a few hours after they got back. I suppose that is for another post. Then was the ward party. They had some fun activities for the kids. Here is Benton playing pin the face on the pumpkin. The end result.Tab also had a go at it. The kids were all lined up for a parade.Hobbes was a good sport.We finally got a family shot. Jason handed out candy from the Tee Pee during the trunk or treating.And close ups of the costumes. Every year I get a little bit more over the top. I do believe that this is the last year for this. Next year my mantra is going to be SIMPLIFY.

Tab and Benton. I used a pattern for their pants and tops. Then they each have moccasin like shoe covers, headdresses, chokers, chest plate type things (Tab took his off before the pictures.) quivers and bows and waist pouches used for "gathering". Daddy made their bows. No arrows, much to their dismay. I thought that would get a little dangerous. And the quivers...Paisley- I didn't use a pattern for her. She has her dress, choker, headband and feathers in her little braids.Hobbes- Doesn't he make the cutest Indian EVER? He just had a little headdress and his papoose. I love how the papoose turned out. It was so nice and cozy. I had wanted to make a cradle board but ran out of time. I can't imagine why! Then Jason. I used a pair of scrubs as a reference for making his costume. I worked out pretty well. He also had a choker, waist pouch,quiver and headband. He did NOT want quiver.
And finally, my costume. Again, I just used clothes I had as a reference for making a pattern for my costume. I had a necklace and headband, which I apparently took off before the pictures. No comments on how wide I look ok...I was a week postpartum. Just be happy I'm sharing at all.


Sarah said...

Those costumes are awesome! But of course everything you make is awesome. That is a little over the top though. Have some frickin accessories.
Have I just not seen you in so long that your hair grew a ton or is it just that braids elongate the curls? Probably both.

Laura said...

I know I've said it, but your house is so awesome. It just says, "Come on in, and have some fresh baked bread." And, knowing you, you probably have something good cooking!