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31 Oct

This year it was Disney themed costumes…for the girls…


but because we have a little boy interested in Colonial history, we had a soldier on the loose…


oh, wait.

Yes, do wait for it.

Make that TWO soldiers.


Halloween: Tate Farms AND Disney World

21 Oct

By now you must know our Halloween traditions include our favorite places!

This year was no different! We went to the pumpkin patch. Oh, yes, we did.





And we went to Disney World. Oh, yes, we did.





This year we added a twist. We went on a Disney Cruise. Oh yes, we did.


It took us to the Bahamas. Oh yes! It did!



We had a great time again. Oh yes, we did!

Ten on Tuesday (Halloween Costumes)

1 Nov

1. My favorite costume of ALL time when I was a kid was Pepto-Bismol and the 24-hour bug.  My sister dressed like a bug, standard store-bought get-up.  I dressed in a huge refrigerator box, painted pink, and wore a black hat.  SUPER funny.

2.  A two-fer!  For once, my children indulged me and we got a deal on our costumes.  We were the hit of our street last night when we trick or treated, and we can recycle these goodies for Thanksgiving. See Exhibit A, below!

3.  Speaking of last night…we had hundreds of treaters.  Obviously they weren’t all from our neighborhood, but I didn’t know we had that many children in our city.  It was a madhouse.  The neighbors are a little worked up about how things went, but I personally don’t mind passing out the treats if the kids are dressed up. 

My favorite on our street:  A British Flag!  Sweet girl just sewed two flags together and left a little space for her head and arms.  Dressed in matching red tights and turtleneck, and there ya go.  Super simple, but extremely well put together.  You could do this with any type of flag really.

4.  And under the age of, say, 13.

My favorite adult costume:  painting in a museum (dress in a ballgown, carry a large portrait frame)

5.  And speaking of treats, I bought 860 pieces of candy.  We have about 50 leftover.

Favorite edible costume:  hotdog! 

6.  Today J and I went to Birmingham.  I love these day trips.  We always get some great conversation time in the car.  plus a yummy lunch.  Today was no exception.  We talked about football and he announced that this is the year that Iron Bowl fans have always dreamed up, a head-to-head competition that may determine the national champion.  Gulp.

Least favorite costume:  Football attire, even if it is the football-player-got-hit-by-a-car variety.  Unoriginal, thumbs down, sorry.

7.   Most original costume:  pick your favorite board game and dress like the main idea.  For example, the poor patient being operated on in “Operation.”  You can cut out huge pieces of bones and organs and glue or velcro them to pink-colored long underwear.  Then wear a brown short-haired wig (be sure to part down the middle like the gameboard guy) and you’re done! 

8.  Best accompaniment to #7:  A friend in a white lab coat, carrying a set of grilling tongs.  You know, like the game…get it?!

9.   Super simplest costume:  black your eye, put on all white.  Make a huge black “P” and hang it around your neck.  Even better attach it to your shirt or write it onto your shirt.  Yep, now you are a black-eyed pea.  For an even funnier twist, carry a microphone, you know, like a member of the band the Black-Eyed Peas.

10.  Best for last!  Dress up as your friend!  Especially if he or she is giving the Halloween party!  You will be the hit of the party if you parody your friend just right! 

You’re now all ready for next year!  You can get started on gathering your costumes–maybe even find some for 1/2 off on sale!

Ohhhhh my apologies already for what may rank as my worst post ever.  BUT…that’s all I’ve got, folks!  See some better ToT posts at Oh Amanda! And I’ll see ya next week–it’s gonna be a good one.  I’m known for my present-giving and in the spirit of the season I’m doing a whole Top Ten on best gifts!  How’s that for a teaser?!

1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians….

31 Oct

1 Little…..


2 Little…


3 Little Indians!

123 little indians

Magic at the Magic Kingdom

30 Oct

I don’t know what kind of Magic it really is at the Kingdom….

disney castle

But everyone stays happy, big and small…


Getting into the spirit of it all

disney epcot big kids

Truly feeling the magic of one princess meeting another

disney belles

And then dressing like the real thing themselves

disney princesses


Dressing up in Halloween Costumes…at DISNEY WORLD! What could be more fun?!




We really can’t get enough of this place!







And it is even still fun when they look back on it all.

disney ears shadow

The Preschool Years

20 Apr

October 2009

Halloween has always been big at our house.  The only way to make it bigger?

Trick or treat at DISNEY WORLD!

The Preschool Years

20 Apr

Halloween 2008

Again celebrating big!

Tate Farms!

A cat and a dog (on Halloween we added a mouse to the mix…)

A really cool pumpkin!

And AC in traditional first-Halloween attire.

A good time was had by all!

The Preschool Years

20 Apr

October 2007

Halloween has become an all out month of festivities at our house!  This year we went to Tate Farms.  It was so much fun.  We went on a hay ride, picked out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, cooked out with our church, and roasted marshmallows. Plus there are rides and fun games (like a hay maze!) that kids can play all over the grounds. 

On the hayride!  This month we also celebrated halloween at Bootanica and also at our school pumpkin patch.  It was a very fun season.

Ready to trick or treat!!

The Preschool Years: Halloween

18 Apr

October 2006

Halloween was fun at Botanical Garden.  (Belle with fingers in mouth as usual…)

Fireman and pumpkin (traditional first Halloween attire)

Testing out the firetruck (at the real station)

And acting like goblins.

J3: The Preschool Years

18 Apr


October 2005

Our ferocious lion has never really enjoyed face paint.  When he was hesistant to complete his Halloween costume, Daddy took him into the bathroom to paint whiskers on his face…and this was the result.

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