Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween

We had such a fun Halloween this year! Grammy Jo and Bampa came down on Thursday after the Moapa Valley High School football game where Bampa is a coach, getting here after 5 am on Friday! Keith and Bampa of course went golfing immediately upon their waking. Grammy Jo and I did, what else, but hit the mall for some shopping.
Our ward always has such a fun trunk or treat party, and this year they held it on Halloween. I love going to the church and seeing all of our friends dressed up with their trunks all decked out, enjoying carnival games and hotdogs.

This year, despite the fact that I would only have two weeks in which to actually complete the costumes, I decided to have our whole family dress up as Raggedy Ann and Andy. It wasn't long into the project before I started to feel completely overwhelmed and to wonder what in the world I had been thinking to take this project on with 3 small kids and so little time. Not smart. So, after quite a few late nights, great expense, two "leisure suites," three dresses, three pinfores, three bloomers, two hats, and five wigs later, our costumes were complete. (With nary a minute to spare, finishing touches being added right before heading out the door.) If only our ward held a family costume contest, I'm pretty sure we would have won.
I am relieved to be finished of this horrendous project, and sad to report the neglect of my kids and complete demolition of my house by projects end. I have even gotten behind in my blog--I have several posts I'll have to do out of order. I have determined that next year we can buy our costumes like everyone else. :)
That being said, I still think they turned out pretty adorable.
My little dolls dressed up as dolls.

19 comments:

Melanie said...

ADORABLE!!! I feel your pain, when #4 was born my sewing machine was put away and I've rarely taken it out since. I even paid a really great friend to sew the pillows and curtains in my front room! Someday I'll sew again, maybe. You did an amazing job, very lucky kids to have you as their mommy!

Meghan said...

unfortunately i must say it was absolutely worth the work. you are the cutest ever. i think you should opt out on buying, just start making them now...

Sam said...

Absolutely adorable! Your family looks great and you certainly would have won a costume contest!! Sam

-Dot- said...

Too cute! I love the costumes! Store bought costumes don't even compare! I know that making costumes is a HUGE project, esp. with kids, but maybe if you started a couple of months earlier next year it would be okay...

Your children really are dolls! :)

Vicki said...

Great job Hill! You all look so adorable! I must say, you are a bit crazy taking on all those costumes (I do the same thing too). Luckily, I only took on one homemade costume this year.

debra g said...

I especially love the close-up of Issac. So cute, all of you.

Maylene said...

I love those costumes! You sound like me. I guess I learned my lesson last year with Sydney's witch costume...but at least you have the cutest costumes ever! You definitely couldn't find those at a store.

Carly said...

Your family defintely would have won. Dave and I said that exact thing on the way home from the party. I am so impressed.

Alayna said...

You did such a fantastic job! Your family looked great!

THE O'NEILL FAMILY said...

Hillari, your costumes were awesome!! You all looked so cute. You have been busy. Oh to be able to make stuff like that... you are so creative!

cassidy said...

So cute! You are so talented. Your kids' costumes are always really cute, and I can't believe you did yours and Keith's too!

holli jo said...

Several things:

1. Your costumes are hilarious and cute.

2. I love the picture where Sareny and Isaac are holding hands.

3. I can't believe you sewed all that - you are totally crazy!

4. And most of all, I can't believe you convinced Keith to dress up like that!!!

Jolynn said...

Ditto what Holl said. But you really are an awesome Mom to do that for your kids. And Keith is pretty awesome to wear his! We had a blast with yas!

lexi said...

seriously so cute. wish i could have been there. sareny looks so sophisticated with that pearl necklace. where did she get it?

lexi said...

p.s. does sar have a black eye?

Téa said...

I'm glad you posted these, and sorry that I didn't get to see the wee Raggedies in person. We must have wandered in different areas in the parking lot.

I fifteenth the comments above--incredible work , adorable dolls, great group all around.

Marcie Osborn said...

Holy cow you're talented! Never will I take on that task. The family looks awesome!

KB Stanger Art and Design said...

Hillari, I've been thinking of you tons (since I've seen your comments on my blog) and finally have a moment to tell you how cool your costumes are. You should sell them next year and make tons of money. They are really incredible.
Also, tried your cookies and they were a hit this weekend. One more thing - I just discovered you left comments on my art blog. Thanks so much. For some reason the email address I have for you is wrong. I'll have to double check facebook. It's been great fun hearing from you. Love your blog.

Kandice and Rob said...

You have serious skills!! AWESOME job!