Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Contest

Insane Mama is having a contest and I'm gonna win! Oh yes, I am Deb, yes I am. I have to make her (and her Grandma) smile, so here goes nothin.

I was never allowed to celebrate Halloween growing up. My parents didn't think it lined up with our beliefs. It wasn't that big of a deal when I went to a private school where no one dressed up and we usually had some sort of a Fall Festival. I remember dressing up like Sarah from the Bible one year. This is the costume. I wore it to a costume birthday party later that year.

Like I said, it wasn't that big a deal until I started going to public school in the 6th grade and I had to explain it to all my friends. They didn't understand and I didn't either really. They sat there with their huge bags of candy and I wondered why my Faith didn't allow me to have candy. Of course, as an adult I understand why my parents didn't allow us to celebrate this holiday. BUT, as an adult, I can now choose to celebrate if I wish and my children can to. I remember the first time I dressed up for Halloween. I kept expecting to be struck down, but I wasn't and my relationship with the Lord was unchanged. We allow Z to dress up and will allow the girls to also. Sooo...

My Z LOVES Halloween. He loves getting all dressed up and getting candy. Ummm...duh, he's a kid. On November 1st he is already planning his costume for next year.

He has been a tiger, an Indian, a Robot (I made that one), an Army man, Superman, and a Phantom Skeleton



This year he was going to be a Skull Biker. But at the last minute he changed to a Stealth Commando.


When we started planning for the girl's costumes, I said they could just wear little onesies that say "My First Halloween". But nope! Their Daddy wanted costumes for them. And I can't blame him. We considered this for them:

My vote was yes, but alas, no. Gary has to have his two little girls being girly girls, so they will be...
Little Flowers


Olivia was less than thrilled with the idea


But Abby can't wait


Sara

10 comments:

Annie said...

The costumes for the girls are precious, I liked.

Annie

Insane Mama said...

Oh, SO CUTE! I'm loving those little flower babies. You're in for 3 entries!

shawna said...

Those costumes are great! Dressing girls up is so much more fun that boys.

NewsPhotoGirl said...

Aw, how cute. Love the flower costumes. I can't believe how big they are getting!

More Than Just a Mommy said...

I love Abby's sweet face sticking out!! and the robot!!

Heather said...

Oh!! They are too cute! I love the costumes and your girls look adorable in them.

Cheryl said...

I love the costumes!! Good Luck in the contest.

The Wilsons said...

Those costumes are adorable. So cute!

Cheryl Lage said...

I am gasping at the precious factor of that last picture! OH MY GOSH. TOOOOO precious. My mom now disagrees with Halloween (she didn't when we were young), and it breaks my heart. Like you, I see it as a joyful occasion wherein children meet the neighbors, parents share smiles and laughter and enjoy the crisp fall weather.

Personally, I think God is okay with the way we observe it!

Hmmm....we haven't pondered what we'll be yet...better get to crackin'!

Harris Boys said...

look at that last pic...adorable!!!

have fun this halloween!