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Friday, October 31, 2008

Foto Friday: Halloween Edition

Kids are in bed.
Sign on the door reads "Out of Candy."
Raided the kids' bags for Dots and fun size Snickers.
Finally, I can get to the important stuff, like posting on my blog.

I am lame; we all know this. I make my kids go with a theme for Halloween every year. Last year, they were members of the Royal Court. Year before that, Boo was an angel and Boy was a devil (why, yes, I was type casting...why do you ask?). This year...we went back in time to the 1950s.


Boo wasn't sold on the "poodle skirt" concept until I showed her the different poodles she could get. She named her poodle Franzeeza. I have no idea where she got that. And I made the skirt. Aren't I awesome?


The Boy is a little easier to get to do my bidding to influence. All I had to do was tell him he was a "motorcycle guy" and he was all over it. Back of the jacket says "Thunderbirds." Getting him to sit still while I combed his hair like a "Greaser" was another challenge...

Then there was my costume. I make it a point to dress up every year, usually in outfits that are a little out of the ordinary and/or funny. Well, at least I think they're funny. The Man usually just rolls his eyes at me. I've been an icing bag, a deviled egg (complete with horns and a tail), and a pumpkin "pi." This year, I had planned on being a sandwich/witch but being pregnant, that didn't sound as funny. Second choice was to recycle a costume from years gone by, but again...big belly makes it hard to squeeze into things. Since my acquired girth was an issue, why not make it into an asset? Maybe I could go as a nun! That would be funny. Kind of. But since I've been obsessing lately, the idea suddenly came to me...


I lost count of how many people - who obviously hadn't read the Twilight Series - asked me if that was my baby's name. No. I try not to subject you to pictures of me, being "large with child" or otherwise. And by the way? Whoever came up with the phrase "you look ready to pop!" ought to be drug out into the street and shot.

Happy Halloween!

What treats are you raiding from your kids' goody bags tonight?

19 comments:

Jo said...

Da Boo's skirt is the cutest! And both your kidlets look darling. I haven't ever read Twilight, so I have no idea what your shirt means, perhaps you could enlighten us?

Jessica G. said...

Sorry, Jo. No spoilers. You have to go read all four books this weekend, just so you can grasp the absolute cleverishness of my costume.

But if you let me come over and help next time your dress up the dog, I'll tell you.

Kristina P. said...

Love the shirt, of course. And the kids' costumes are adorable. Excellent job of making them see your vision.

TJ said...

I love all the costumes, but yours is definatly my fav. Too funny.

Janell said...

Its funny in a "heh," sort of way for me. I'm not a fan of Twilight, but I have so many friends who love the book that I understand the joke.

Is it or is it not an insult that people would think you'd name your child, "Renesmee?"

Jessica G. said...

Janell - not gonna lie...its a little insulting. I really, really do not like the name. It might possibly be one of the dumbest aspects about the final book.

In Blog-land My Name is Lola.... said...

I'm stealing all of my kids tootsie rolls as we speak!!

I think you should name your baby Ducowsmee!

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it!!!! So cute. Love the poodle out fit.
Bye bye.♥☺♥

Melanie J said...

My son doesn't like Kit Kats or Snickers. Can you believe that? Ooh, or Reese's cups. I don't hae to steal anything. He just gives it to me. Best Halloween ever.

Jillybean said...

I take pretty much anything that is chocolate. (I take peanut butter cups and Three musketeers first)

Your costumes are adorable! The skirt turned out cute.

How do you even pronounce the name Renesemee?
Maybe you can use Lola's suggestion for your baby's blog name.

Brooke said...

wow I love the costumes. And the shirt? Perfect. Love it, love it, love it.

Caroline said...

Your kids look great! I make our family dress with a theme too :) We bought some of our costumes for next year today...Star Wars at the "boys" request :) I haven't read Twilight (or much of anything else lately)yet but hope to over Thanksgiving!

Amanda said...

I still haven't finished the 4th book......I am stills tuck on pg 259......been like that for months! I am so glad to see a picture of you! Even though I can't really see the big belly...you look great:) Your hair is LONG! I wonder how many more years you can talk your kids into the themed costumes???? They sure look cute!

Amber said...

Um, is your hair a different color then when we met?

Love the kids outfits- fabulous!

Renesmee is perhaps the lamest name I've ever heard.

Jessica G. said...

Re: my hair...
It looks longer because I straightened it just to do something different. And I decided to go blonde this summer so I have tons of blonde streaks that mix in better when my hair is straight instead of curly.

Deborah said...

i love your shirt Jess! And your kids look way cute. Good job!

Rupper Family said...

Your kids are adorable! Love your shirt too, you crack me up! Also, I'm so glad I've finished those stinkin' vampire books-I couldn't do anything else that mattered while I was in that series!

Jessica said...

You are always so clever! LOVE IT!

DaisyJ said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I was trying to convince mny hubby to be Edward, Bella and Renesme since I have a little girl. But, this is awesome!

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