Nov 6, 2010

Happy Halloween! (or Going Overboard, Part 1)

A couple of months ago, I came up with an idea for the girls' Halloween costumes. I wanted them to coordinate, and when we got a costume catalog in the mail, it quickly became obvious that Stella wanted to be a princess. Any princess. She wanted to be every princess available, so I decided that I would help her make the decision. I chose Cinderella because she looks most like Cinderella with her "beautiful blonde hair" (her words) and because that was one of her first favorite movies. I decided that since Stella was being a princess, Cille could be a pea. Hence, our Halloween theme: "The Princess and the Pea." At the last minute, Damon decided that we all needed to participate in the dressing up, and hilarity ensued. All of the costumes except Cille's were centered around the Cinderella theme. I felt bad about this, and thought briefly about letting her be a black cat again and saying she was "Lucifer" from the movie, but seriously, what would I tell her when she grows up? "For your first Halloween we dressed your sister as a princess and you as a foul-tempered cat named after the Prince of Darkness?" Nuh-uh. Cille stuck with dressing as my sweet little pea...
It is Halloween tradition to put on our costumes early and pose for pictures in the yard with various fall-themed items...
The peas on Cille's pea in the pod costume didn't hold up so well.  After the first one fell off, Stella was happy to permanently remove the other two for her sister...
Aren't they precious?
And of course, Cinderella has to have proper transportation to the ball.  Damon, Emily, and I spent the afternoon turning our Radio Flyer into a pumpkin carriage.  Cute, huh?  It's also reusable, so look for this conveyance to make several more appearances on the blog...
Since I said we all dressed up, I'm sure you have been wondering about the rest of the costumes.  Well, Stella needed someone to help her get ready for the ball, and Mawmaw was happy to be her Fairy Godmother.  Little did she know that this job would include hair and make-up duty for a very bouncy two year old...

Cille's first Halloween...
Such a happy little legume!
Cinderella was pretty pumped, too...
Mawmaw putting the finishing touches on Cinderella's pumpkin.  Prince Daddy Charming didn't get the memo that he was supposed to wait at the ball for Cinderella...
What's that over there?
One of the neighborhood dogs heard we had a Fairy Godmother and wanted to know if she could turn him into a footman like Bruno in the movie...
He really wanted a ride in that pumpkin...
Cinderella politely declined his services.  Her exact words were, "No, yucky puppy.  Get away.  You are stinky!"

My costume was also Cinderella.  Or the ugly stepsister.  Whatever...
Pawpaw was the king, which fit, because much like the King in the movie, he is all about the grandkids...
See?
Group photo time!
If you thought that was great, brace yourself. More Halloween fun to come!

3 comments :

The Poole Family said...

This is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE this blog... It really made me laugh out loud so many times!!!! I'm so glad you guys had a 'royal' Halloween!!! :)))

Marylou said...

I am pondering...where does one find adult-sized prince and cinderella costumes?? :) You guys crack me up!!! Stella and Cille will LOVE looking back on this when they are older. Except then, you'll be embarrassing. :)

dara said...

I love this last picture. This is definitely frame worthy! Ya'll crack me up with the ideas yall come up with, like the pumpkin wagon, ingenious.