November 3, 2011

Our Halloween...Better Late Than Never, Right?

I'm finally getting to posting the family's Halloween festivities, but it's better late than never, right? Right?!

Anyway, onto the fun filled day. Kaeleigh was all excited to wear her Halloween outfit which included her jack-o-lantern pillowcase dress...

...and black and orange striped tights.

I bought those tights on clearance after Halloween last year and she found them in her drawer in April. She has been dying to wear them since and they were the main reason she was up at 6:00 am that morning.

Ayden also wore his freezer paper stenciled jack-o-lantern t-shirt as seen here, but I wasn't able to get a picture of him in it before rushing out the door for the day. But here's one from this summer's Halloween themed pig pull for you to admire my handsome cutie.

This was the first year in as long as I can remember that we didn't actually carve a pumpkin. Kaeleigh loves Hello Kitty (and I love that she loves Hello Kitty because I can live vicariously through her and pretend like all of the Hello Kitty theming is solely for her) so when I found this on Pinterest I knew we had to recreate it. And here was the result...

What do you think? The only down side was that the pumpkin I chose had a rough texture on the side that had the best shape for Hello Kitty's head. I was pretty happy with her otherwise.
We set Hello Kitty next to Kaeleigh and Ayden's mini-pumpkins.

I let them paint their little pumpkins using acrylic paints. This was no big deal for Kaeleigh, who painted her pumpkin blue and black. Ayden got off to a good start slopping the paints onto his pumpkin and giggling like a giddy school girl. And then he decided to eat the paints.

Good thing he had a pretty good portion of his painting done, cause that ended it.

Then came the costumes. You may have seen the kids' costumes already in this post, but here are my Rapunzel (which I will be posting more about in a later post) and little monster again.

And here's a cute family picture (minus the hubby who was working his second job at a local you!) showing all of us in our festive attire.

 I was able to whip up that awesome pumpkin "hat-ette" I'm wearing in less than thirty minutes using Delia's super easy tutorial. And a close up...

Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!

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  1. your children are so cute! love the costumes, great job!!!!

  2. OMG!! I love the hello kitty pumpkin. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I am going to have to try that next year!!

  3. These costumes are all amazing! The pumpkins too, the Hello Kitty one is awesome!

  4. Love the Hello Kitty pumpkin. Very cute, and you did a great job!

  5. My daughters love Hello Kitty! Absolutely brilliant idea! Karima

  6. Looks like everyone had lots of fun in those fabulous costumes!!! Thanks for linking up...



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