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The Big Day is Finally Here

We have been in a frenzy getting costumes together for the Halloween parade at school!  It is very important to me that my children have the best costumes because, as the VP of the PTO, I want to set an example for the other families.  People shouldn’t be so cheap with their childrens’ costumes!  Walmart is for the poors!  We live in a nice community and we should have lavish handcrafted costumes, or order them from expensive specialty stores.  Off my soapbox for now.

Starling and her friends all wanted to be pirates together.  I thought it would be nice for them to be birds of prey, but some of the other moms had trouble finding those costumes and were too lazy to make them themselves, so pirates it was.

Merlin said his whole class was dressing up as characters from some book about Bobbits.  I don’t even know what a Bobbit is!  Isn’t it part of a sewing machine?  Ridiculous.  I ordered him a cute octopus costume to go with our seafaring theme.

Avast ye mateys. Behave or I'll keel haul ya!

She sails the seven seas, and he has eight arms.  Even our costumes are educational.

Once again, when I surprised him with the costume this morning he started crying.  Enough already.  I was ready to keep him home and let him miss all of the fun at school, but then I would have been stuck with him all day.

Once they got on the bus I dropped Hummus off at his school, where they don’t celebrate Halloween at all.  As a matter of fact, they were having an all day revival meeting for the children today on how the devil will tempt you with candy and other wordly goods.  Miss Sherrilynn said I could stay, but I couldn’t really hear her over Hummus’s grunts and wails, and besides, I had a Halloween parade to attend as practically the head of the whole school.

I hurried home and changed into my own costume.  I thought it was a cute idea to dress as a pirate too!

Hi-ho and ahoy. I'll keel haul ya if ye don't behave!

Hi-ho and ahoy. I’ll keel haul ya if ye don’t behave!

Unfortunately when I got outside I realized that it was pretty chilly out, and I didn’t want to ruin the lines of the costume with a cardigan.  I wish I’d thought to buy a frock coat to go with it.  Fortunately I had another costume I had purchased “just in case”.

Rowr! Sexy Cecil!

Rowr! Sexy Cecil!

Everyone knows how much I care about animals, especially the ones I read about in People Magazine and other news journals.  The unspeakable CATastrophe of Cecil was the most moving story of the entire year, and I wanted to call attention to the worldwide crisis of chubby dentists killing beautiful game animals.  I think that if by wearing this costume i can make one chubby dentist think twice before shooting a well known lion, then my costume has been worth it.

By the time I got to school the parade was over.  Oh well.  I walked into all of the classrooms and everyone loved my costume.  Merlin was all smiles because Ty had told the other children he was a Cracking (whatever that means) and they were all yelling “Release the Cracking” while he ran around like a crazy person.  I think we all need a lil’ Benadryl tonight, to ward off the colds.

 

 

Decisions, Decisions

One of the most important decisions I make each year is Halloween costumes for my family. I know some of our friends and neighbors are fine with just throwing on any old thing, but not Lah Lee.  I am well known for my “sexy” costumes every year, an idea which is kind of you neek to me, so I try not to disappoint my “fans” lol.

Last year I was a Real Housewife of Plymouth Colony. Hear ye, hear ye, I was smokin'!

Last year I was a Real Housewife of Plymouth Colony. Hear ye, hear ye, I was smokin’ hot!

Unfortunately, Hummus’s school considers Halloween a satanic holiday, so I won’t be getting him dressed up this year, unless we get invited to a fab party where the hostess insists we bring kids.

Merlin always thinks he wants to be something weird, but I usually just throw together a costume to go with Starling’s for him and he seems happy enough in the end.  No Merlin, you can not be Gandalf this year.  I don’t even know what that means!

I already purchased an adorable eagle costume for Starling.  It was very expensive and Cari wanted to get one for Amber too, but Starling said she no longer wants to be a bird of prey.

She says that her "friends" all want to go as cats! Cats? I think not!

She says that her “friends” all want to go as cats! Cats? I think not!

I also ordered a Sexy Donald Trump costume for myself, because I wanted to be topical.  While the booty shorts fit like a dream, the top was neither form fitting nor low cut so I think I will donate it to the homeless shelter.

I think the Sexy Kim Davis costume is also "fired!"

I guess the Sexy Kim Davis costume is also “fired!”

We have less than three weeks until the big day and I still have no idea what I will be this year!

Halloween Update

Yesterday, when I went to Starling and Merlin’s school for the Halloween parade, Mr. Williams, Merlin’s gifted class teacher, asked me to come to his room.  I totally misjudged him, he actually seems like a really nice person.

He wanted to talk to me about Merlin’s Professor Snake costume.  Apparently I didn’t lose it, Merlin had put it in his book bag and was planning to wear it for the Halloween parade.  Mr. Williams wanted to make sure that was ok with me. LOL!  As if I actually care about that sort of thing! I let Mr. Williams know that I am NOT a controlling mom AT ALL!  It makes me laugh to imagine anyone would think that of me.

 

As a matter of fact, Starling had decided at the last minute to change her costume too!

Super Starling had changed her mind again!

Super Starling had changed her mind again!

Mr. Williams was wearing the Head Wizard costume and it was nice to see that Merlin seems to like him.

Very magical. right?

Very magical. right?

I wonder if he has a girlfriend.  He seems like he probably does but I can’t figure out if he does.  I hope he does because he is a very nice man.

Spooky Halloween

It has been really difficult to get Halloween costumes figured out this year.  First of all, Starling couldn’t decide so I ended up buying her a bunch of costumes and just letting her pick at the last minute.  She decided to be a cowgirl!  Adorbs!

This costume cost a fortune, but so worth it.

This costume cost a fortune, but so worth it.

Merlin actually came home from school with a costume.  His class has been reading a book called Henry Potter and had voted to all dress in costumes from the story as a class.  Mr. Williams is very understanding about my busy schedule and gave Merlin a costume to be Professor Snake.  I asked if Snake was the hero and Merlin said no!  I was outraged.  I tossed the costume in a drawer or something and couldn’t find it this morning.  Luckily I had an old homemade horse costume that Karen had given me awhile ago that went perfectly with Starling’s costume.  Problem solved.  Merlin was upset but, oh well.  The tail kind of looks like a donkey tail, but let’s call it a horse so he doesn’t start crying like a baby again.

So much better than being a minor character in a book no one has ever heard of.

So much better than being a minor character in a book no one has ever heard of.

My costume was the hardest to find!  I really wanted to be something historical so I looked for a sexy suffragette costume everywhere.  They just don’t seem to make them.  I ended up with a slutty Puritan costume which is cute, but not quite what I had in mind.  I am looking forward to wearing it at the children’s costume parade at school.  I wonder if Mr. Williams will notice that I am a history fan too?

Hello Jonathan Edwards!  Meow! I look like a Real Housewife of Plymouth, right?

Hello Jonathan Edwards! Meow! I look like a Real Housewife of Plymouth, right?

Hummus is going as a baby in a stroller, lol.

Happy Halloween!

Getting’ Ready for Halloween

The children are all wound up about Halloween.  They just can’t stop talking about costumes and candy.  I really don’t think it is necessary to buy new costumes every single year.  For instance, I think Hummus will by fine wearing the cute doggy hat his aunt sent him.

See, he is a dog?  Done!

See, he is a dog? Done!

I have no idea what Merlin even wants to be.  He changes his mind every three seconds.  I may just keep him home from school that day, who knows.

I did find the prettiest princess costume for Starling.  It was very expensive but she just can’t stop grinning every time she puts it on.  It’s not necessarily a Halloween costume, just a fun dress up outfit for my lil’ angle.

She looks so lovely, doesn't she?

She looks so lovely, doesn’t she?

My mother also brought them the cutest pajamas last weekend and she took a picture of them in them right before she discovered the lice.  I don’t think Merlin really cares about special pajamas so I put his in with Starling’s clothes after they were washed in extra hot water (by the housekeeper I hired to clean the house out).

They look so adorable.  They take after me!

They look so adorable. They take after me!