Friday, October 31, 2008

A Dark Fairy...A Cinderella Fairy...and a Dumbo (er...Eeyore)...


The wee kidlets went trick-or-treating tonight...I think its a little funny we have kids at two ends of the spectrum--we have Taylor who at age 10(almost 11) is thinking this might be her last year for trick-or-treating and that it is "just not as fun as it used to be, and candy just really isn't that important you know?"...

and then we have Carter-boy who finally could walk and do his own trick-or-treating for the first time...and he was hilarious! He'd walk up to the door slowly, as Reagan usually had already ran up there and pressed the bell and said "Trick-or-Treat"...so he'd finally make it up to the door, and say his usual social "Hi!" and then keep going right into the house...

One of us would run up and turn him around and he'd slowly walk DOWN the sidewalk, turning around to say "Bye!" before ponderously moving on...he definitely had the whole elephant walk thing downpat. We started out the night calling him a cute elephant like Dumbo or Horton...but by the end of the night he mostly resembled Eeyore and was droopily clomping around staring blankly at people and moaning...(I think it was past his bedtime--or maybe he'd just had enough of those ears...)


Reagi put her own costume together at the last minute...she was torn between wearing her pink princess costume...cinderella costume...wings...petticoats...OH the choices!!! I had told her I'd make her anything she wanted for Halloween, but as usual she wanted some store-bought princessy thing...which is TOTALLY fine by me--whatever makes her happy! What is that saying?..."the shoemakers children go barefoot...the bakers children go hungry..."...well, the poor costumers children go naked at Halloween;)



No...they weren't exactly naked, but it is definitely the truth that I am SO busy during the month of October that my own kids costumes get put on the back burner...good thing they are easily pleased! Before I started my little business, I did make Taylor elaborate Halloween costumes...whatever she wanted--and she was such a unique little girl, she always wanted to be something scary...like a dinosaur or dragon, CERTAINLY nothing pink or princessy or GIRLY...ughhhh!!!;) Here she is in a Dinosaur costume I made for her when she was 4..she had the whole thing planned out, from the foam spikes on the tail--down to the rainbow "scales" on the belly...who can argue with such VISION?






Then the next year she was on a huge "Sleeping Beauty" kick...we must have watched that movie every day for six months! So she wanted to be something from the movie...but DEFINITELY NOT Aurora...or a Fairy...nooooo....she wanted to be a scary Malificent kind of dragon...thing....

That was the year Reagan was born...I suppose I should just be proud Taylor had a handmade costume at all that year, since I had a newborn who was two weeks old on Halloween...

I sewed Bunny ears to Reagi's baby cap and put her pink bunting on her and called it good...


Another Halloween over...pizza and a movie and lots of trick-or-treaters (I think Reagi enjoyed handing out the candy MORE than getting candy!!)

A last little pic of the wee elephant...he was a hit wherever we went...even if he had no idea what we were doing...

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Dumbo is too cute. I must admit I"m surprised at Reagie's simple costume from the home of Marie Antoinette!

Let's talk about Little Bo Peep next July, OK? xoxo, m

Natalee said...

Oh sure Michelle--I was waiting for such a comment...LOL!...aghhh...my professional pride had to just step back and let her do her thing...;) Maybe she gets to dress up so much doing modeling for me the rest of the year she decided to keep it low-key for Halloween....he hee....

Little Bo Peep? It's a date!

Audrey said...

oh! the dumbo is too adorable... that little carter guy...

and tay and reagi looked pretty awesome too, cool on the dark fairy.

this is syd by the way... i don't know why it says my mother's name instead of mine.

Audrey said...

oh and here is the link to see my costume and kass's. hopefully it works.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=80678&l=f1d94&id=621592386

Deconstructing Jen said...

Oh my goodness. Natalee. Those are gorgeous. Taylor strikes me as such a creative spirit. I can't wait to see what she does with herself as she gets older.

Did you make Carter's costume? It's amazing. Ben did the exact same thing trick or treating. He kept trying to give his candy to the next house and if the door was open he just started walking right in, lol.

Kassie said...

Nat...sigh...how wonderful are you guys?!? Love it! Carter is so dang cute!! As for the costume of Reagi, I think she did a smashing job! :) And Tay! wowza! I hope your Halloween was fantastic! Lurves!

Paula Prass said...

Hey Natalee, Wow these are award winners.

I'm starting a Flickr group for my fabric line. Send me your address and we'll hook you right up!!!

paulaprass@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

awww they are so cute! I can't wait til Sam can trick or trest next year...I think I'm gonna need that Dumbo costume ;)

take a bow Jenn