Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Evan had a really good time at the ward party this year! He does not get a lot of sweets at home......but made up for it today! This ward had more sweets then I have ever seen at a ward party before. Both boys thoroughly enjoyed the cupcake walk, carmel apples,candy bingo (so cute) and "trunk or treating" which turned into classroom treating because of the rain. I had to bring Evan to the restroom twice tonight to wash off the frosting, carmel, cake, etc.

Evan loves the "baby in the mirror" and the one inside of the stove, the glass back door, and the fridge. I should know this by now but what age do they discover "self"? He spends a good deal of time offering the baby in the stove drinks from his cups and "kisses" the baby at the back door at least ten times a day! So funny.

I get so nostalgic when I see Evan wear the same little outfits that Ry wore at this age. At least it has held up! Not bad for $4.99 from the Albertson's clearance rack!

Woke up bright and early......

This one did too...armed with his treasure chest that he needed "trick or treats" in. It's funny that he calls it that instead of just candy.

Pirate 2009

Ryan has been talking about being a pirate for Halloween for months! He cracked me up as we talked about what he thought a pirate costume was. I was able to talk him OUT of the PIRATE SHIP, TALKING PARROT, & HOOK HAND.....we then agreed on general pirate attire and a treasure chest that he could use to put his "trick or treats" in.

So I made a plan for him and I to stop at Goodwill the next time we were in Portland. We would then look for clothes that I could customize and make "pirate-ish". Ryan adds ish to EVERYTHING these days. The day we went to Portland we ended up stoping at Costco first. While we were there Brandon found this great pirate costume! I was super excited. I love making Ryan little outfits.....but I knew with my impending new calling and a baby who still wakes at night this was just what I needed. Besides it was super cheap! We added a little wooden case that looked enough like a treasure chest to him and we were done! Thanks again Brad for finding these cute little pirate togs.

As I uploaded these picture I was a little taken back by how grown up Ry looks. Gone are the baby curls, chubby cheeks, and short little toddler legs. Where does the time go?

This was just last year.

Popeye 2008

I think I scored big Mom points that year! Some how I was able to get around to sewing a costume that year even though I was so sleep deprived! Ryan LOVED that little Popeye outfit. He had so much fun trick or treating for the first time.

Clown 2007

Ryan sporting the very same clown costume that Brandon wore as a toddler. Brandon's Mom made this darling little costume and then saved it all these years!

Pumpkin 2006

My little precious this was a simple time! Ryan had just started sleeping through the night. My house was immaculate once he went to bed....and stayed clean. This is NOT the case now! The new "precious pumpkin" is just as big or bigger whirlwind then Ryan was.

Pea Pod 2005

Classic first baby. Did I really dress up a 5 month old and take pictures? Oh yes I did! I dress these kids up and take pictures. What can I say.......? I have FIVE brothers who DELIGHTED in decapitating, burying, and generally trashing any dolls I owned. Whatever, these "dolls" are better then cabbage patch babies any day.

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