Friday, October 24, 2008

Trick or Treat, the warm up

Tonight was the church "Trunk-or-Treat" only since it was raining, it was all held in the church instead. They had little crafts for the kids and then they all went Trick-or-Treating room to room. Reagan had quite a little haul. Good stuff too. I remember being a kid a trick-or-treating and 70% of it was Smarties, rock hard peanut butter taffy in orange and black wrappers, and chocolate coins. Who eats that stuff? It would sit in the orange plastic pumpkin on top of the fridge for six months before someone would be desperate for a sugar attack or someone would finally pitch it.

Reagan wasn't cranky tonight and she enjoyed wearing her costume, but she was uncharacteristically quiet and shy. Although she got into all of the activities and the trick-or-treating, she said very little. That is very unlike her.

Afterwards we went to IHOP and had dinner/breakfast with the girls still in their costumes. They were the belles of the ball as everyone had to come by and talk to the girls and comment on how cute they looked. Both the girls love that kind of attention and they enjoyed every minute of it.

I should mention, after we put Reagan to bed, she made up for being quiet at the party. Apparently she had a few too many Skittles. She went down at 8:15. At 9:30 she was still talking to her baby dolls and ordering them around from her bed. She also pushed the button for her build-a-bear bunny to laugh over a 100 times. I don't know if you've ever heard the build-a-bear laugh, but it's maniacal and strange, especially at night, in the dark. Tomorrow that bunny just may find itself down a rabbit hole too deep to ever escape from.

So here are the pictures. Reagan went as a witch, Bailey as a black cat. I decided to make their costumes this year. Don't ask me where that streak of brilliance and lack of time management came from. Ten minutes before we had to leave I was still threading tulle through Bailey's tutu. The living room is covered up in black Gothic princess tulle and my fingers have blisters from the glue gun. I won't make that mistake again. I think I may go ahead and put in my order for next year on costumes.com now, just to be safe.

I didn't get the costumes complete, especially Reagan's. But they passed muster. And the night wasn't without wardrobe malfunctions. Reagan's hat was too big and too heavy and kept falling down over her eyes. Maybe I'll actually get their costumes finished before their next costumed shindig on Tuesday.














16 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh how sweet! I love those costumes, especially how they're themed together (intentional or not). And hats off to you -- pun intended -- for making the costumes. It may only be this year, but you can always say that you made costumes. I'm not holding my breath for that title!

Steph said...

Oh my GOD how cute are they!! I just love the costumes! Gosh little girls seem like such fun! Do you have any ideas for a cute costume I could make for cole?? I have on I bought, but now youve inspired me to make one!! I just love the little floofy girly ones though!! You did great, they are adorable!

Fullerton Family said...

Ok, so we are on the same page w/ the costumes, except my baby is going to be the witch and Kami is the kitty!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Oh I love the costume. They are awesome. I love Reagan's hat. Bailey is a beautiful cat.

Joanna said...

Reagan's commitment to her hat is amazing. I love how she has to hold it up in every picture. I wonder what was going through her mind that was so important that she didn't have anything to say.

Bailey is such a sweety. I love her eyes.

You can't tell that the costumes aren't finished. They look great!

Mama Mia said...

Aw they look so cute

Sandi said...

Super cute! Love the costumes. It makes me missing having a little girl around :-(.

Nal1jas2 said...

How cute! what a great job on the costumes. I paid $100 for my daughter's costume and it when it came it looked like I could have made it myself, but she saw it and fell in love so there was nothing I could do. You really have the best fashion sense, you could make a career out of it. my second was a boy and my first is 6 so she has almost outgrown tutus. I don't know how long I have left but at least we are still going strong this year and she is a fairy with pink tulle overload (which I love) Enjoy your beautiful girls now.

Tricia
Nal1jas2@yahoo.com

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

So, so precious! I love your pictures and I also love your story. I could just picture her ordering her dolls around while on a Skittles buzz!

Cindy said...

cute little girl!

Kelly said...

Looks like they had so much fun!! Love the costumes!!

Steph said...

I love the costumes on your beautiful girls, they look great!!

Jenny/Moravia said...

It may have been crazy and time consuming but they turned out cute!

*jess* said...

great costumes...i did a tutu-costume too!!! :)

The Denny Family said...

Your girls look adorable! Love their costumes!!