Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween 2008

This year we decided that we'd throw our own costumes together instead of spending $100 plus on store bought ones! That was so much nicer!!

Macy decided she wanted to be a witch - perfect! Jack wanted to be a train engineer, then decided a few hours beforehand that he wanted to be a banana! Well, it was too late to rig up some kind of banana costume, so we stuck with the engineer!

Macy had the usual school Halloween parade. There were a ton of witches this year! I went in to help out with her 1st grade party after I dropped Jack off at school. Let me just say that I am SO glad I do not have to do that everyday!! I stayed and ate lunch with Macy. We had the choice of eating in the hall at a special table or eating in the caf with the rest of the kids. She wanted me to sit in the caf. Oh. My. Goodness! Can you say loud??? Wow! I was glad to get out of there!! They have a traffic light in there. It's on green when the noise level is acceptable. They move it to yellow when it gets louder and all the kids put their hands up to hopefully make silence. Well, it got to yellow while I was there and I don't even want to know what red sounds like!! Here she is in the parade.


Here they both are, in separate pictures. Apparently it is just wrong for them to be in a picture together without one trying to beat up the other!



I totally forgot to put on Jack's red bandana! Chris was working until 7pm that night. If he was home, I know it wouldn't have been forgotten!

Here is our jack-o-lantern. We actually had another to carve but we ran out of time! Nothing fancy! We do it the old fashioned way like we did when I was a kid - with a paring knife!


Hope everyone had a fun night!! Thanks for reading!

15 comments:

Angel said...

I love their choices ! Great costumes ! Store bought is way over priced! They look awesome !

Beth said...

Very cute costumes! Although, I would have liked to have seen how you would have made a banana...

Andrea said...

YAY for the homemade costumes.....it is so much better than store bought! Luckily, Jen just keeps wearing all of Steph's hand-me-downs so I only ever have to buy one costume until Jen starts complaining that she wants to be her own thing!!!

LOL

Love the pics....Jack is the cutest engineer I know!!!

Melanie said...

They both look so good in their costumes, and what great costumes, too! Your jack-o-lantern has so much personality--love it!

Melonie said...

AWW! They look so cute. Looks like everyone had fun and p.s. when I was teaching I hated Cafeteria duty:( YUCK!

Shandy said...

ok girlfriend! those photos rocked!!!
Macy is perfect at being a witch! (and LOVED the broom photo!) and her striped tights just MAKE THE COSTUME!
and Jack as an engineer - totally cute!!

your blog header made me smile - LOL... whenever you're ready for an update we can totally work on one =)

~ Amy W ~ said...

I wouldn't have scrapped if I was having as much fun as you all had either! Awesome pix!

Halloween - I just said 'no' to the lunch ;) now I'm really glad I stuck to my guns - LOL!

Dina said...

They look super cute!!

Andrea Amu said...

The costumes looked perfect!
Cute pictures and jack-o-lantern!

I bet that lunch crowd was noisy! Don't blame ya for wanting outta the zoo, lol!

~Amie~ said...

your kids are so stinkin' cute Rachael! love your pumpkin too :)

Carla said...

You guys did an awesome job on those costumes.....great pictures!

Kristi Smith said...

Awww, cute photos. I love homemade costumes the most!!!

merrymstamper said...

adorable pictures!!!

Melanie said...

What a wonderful time your children must've had. The costumes look fabulous.

scrappermimi said...

You would never know you threw those costumes together! The look adorable! I just love Macy's tights!