Monday, December 31, 2012

Our Halloween 2012

So my LAST post was about last Halloween, and this post is about THIS Halloween even though Christmas has already gone by. Christmas later... hopefully.

As if we didn't have enough parades in our little town already, this year a few ambitious gals decided we needed to have another. I don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand, it was cute and fun. On the other hand, we already have an elementary school costume parade that is a long standing tradition here. And really, do we need even MORE to do around this time of year. Nevertheless, it was fun for the kids (and Molly) and we participated and I, of course, took lots of pictures.

Jaxon had a monk's robe that we'd gotten him for his Friar Lawrence part in the play. He slapped it on and called himself a Jedi. Easy.

 Brynn wore her "hippie" costume which was pretty cute on her. We actually found her some sandals at the thrift store with a peace sign carved into the wedge heel, that went perfectly with this get up.

 And here are a WHOLE BUNCH of fun parade pics. You know me, I'm all about the pics.

Isn't it amazing what horses will put up with?!



Ramona thought is was all an awfully good time. She's such a smiley, happy little poochie. She's just sure that EVERYone is there just to see her. And she really took a shine to Harley, and Harley to her.


And this is Luke in the school parade - rockin' his Indie look.

On Halloween, the big kids were having their last night of play practice and didn't get home until way after dark. Every single year, we've taken pictures of them on the front lawn right before they trick or treat. Well, this year we had to figure something else out for cool costume pics. I took them in the doorway with my bounce flash and the dark, dark night behind.

Jaxon won the most creative costume award at school with his mom-made Gandalf look.

Luke's hat was my dads - Grandma had given it to him when we were at her house in October and it was the springboard for his cool Indiana Jones.

Brynn's colorful, shiny hippie costume was pretty much just right for her.

And Molly was Korra from Avatar. (That's her bathroom door wrapped around her waist - held on by my robe belt.)

And I had to add Jenna because she had the BEST costume I saw this year - she looked so authentic and cute as Rosie Riveter. Her grandma was a real Rosie and Jenna has always loved this time period. (Molly took this picture and it turned out great.)

So that's it - the whole big hairy deal of Halloween 2012. Yay for photos of people in costumes.