Monday, November 9, 2009

Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top

If I ask very nice and say pretty please with a cherry on top would you do something for me?

I thought this picture of my girls in their Halloween costumes turned out so cute that I entered it into a costume contest on Facebook.


If you have a Facebook account would you pretty please with a cherry on top go and vote for it?

Just click this link and vote (and then pass it along to your friends):

http://apps.facebook.com/ivillageapp/contest/entries/browse/305?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=posttoprofile&utm_campaign=halloweencontest

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Along Came a Spider...

Little Miss Muffet




sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whey,


Along came a spider,




Who sat down beside her



And frightened Miss Muffet away


Devyn absolutely loves spiders. I mean the real things…we have all kinds of spiders that live in our neighborhood and she has to go and look at them every time we come or go. Well, a couple of months ago I was thinking about how it would be so cute for Devyn to be a spider for Halloween, I then had an epiphany that Ari should be Little Miss Muffet to carry on the theme. Unfortunately when I was looking I couldn't find any spider costumes I liked and trying to convince my eleven year old (that prefers to be something dark and scary for Halloween) that she wanted to be a fairy tale character was not looking like it was going to be in the cards. Then I had a brilliant idea. My little sister just happens to be in grad school for costume design, so I proposed my ideas to her with the stipulation that Ari’s costume couldn’t be cutesy, but maybe something more Goth. She designed, but didn’t have the time to make them (being that she is in grad school and all) so my mom stepped in and put these masterpieces together…

They turned out even better than I could have imagined and the girls had so much fun. Ari went off with her friends, but we had over a dozen people just randomly stop us and ask to take pictures of Devyn (including one mom who’s daughter complained “mom, you haven’t even taken any pictures of me yet) because she looked so adorable…now what to do next year that will come even close?





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This last one is a little dark because it was outside at the trunk-or-treat...and yes that is a real hearse behind the girls...we have a mortician in our ward who goes all out for Halloween...so fun!