Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween Festivities

Better late than never, right?

I love Halloween-the smells, the costumes, and let's be really honest, the CANDY! Anyway, this year was just as fabulous.

We started off the season by supporting our local farmers and picking some pumpkins from their patch followed by a hayride around the farm. No, I wasn't trying to smuggle a pumpkin out of there-just very pregnant!


Max staking his claim. He wasn't about to let anyone else get their grubby mitts on his pumpkin!


Ever since I was little, I have loved the book 'Where the Wild Things Are'. When Max was born, I went out and bought it. I had forgotten that the boys name in the book is Max, so when I pulled it out to read to him, I was pleasantly surprised. I was determined he had to dress up as "Max" for Halloween one year and I figured that this might be the last year he'll let me choose for him. So, with a little felt, some bristles from our broom for the whiskers (don't worry, I thoroughly washed them), a feather boa, and of course, a little help from the D.I., he went out as king of the wild things.






If anyone is wondering why Shane is bearing his sexy gams in a pair of black nylons, he was going for the "old lady with her hair up in a weekly set" look which I believe was much more frightening than any vampire or werewolf costume out there. I wasn't going to dress up at all, but at the last minute, Shane convinced me to go as his counterpart (somehow I end up dressing like a guy every year). I thought since I have bulge to boot, I could go for the "old man trying to cover his gut by pulling his pants WAY up" look. Shane felt a little self-conscious that I used some of his pants to pull it off. :) Sorry, we forgot to shoot any pictures of me. Thank goodnessthough, it was even creepier than Shane's costume!


This wasn't on the first time I posted, but Shane just forwarded it too me and I had to add it. These are our neices (Shane's brother's daughters) Kaya and Masseh who went as McCain and Obama for Halloween. Cute eh? I think they were the hit of their party and it's so classic that they are holding hands in this shot!

13 comments:

christianna said...

oh, that is one of my favorite books! and you did such a good job with the costume! he looks great.

and so does shane.
wish we coulda seen you ...
:)

Jack, Michelle, and Logan said...

You guys are fabulous! Great job on Max's costume! He looks so cute!

Lyndsay Wilding said...

Max's costume rocks! He looks so cute, sorry to have missed it! Next year huh, love ya lou!

Stephanie said...

I think it's awesome that Max was Max for Halloween! It's too bad you didn't get a picture of yourself, that would have been great to see!

Spenny and Nellie Morris (Mo town) said...

I love Max's costume! I love that book too. You are so creative. You're looking super cute and pregnant! So where's the pciture of your costume?

Jen said...

That costume is so adorable! Great idea!

Jen Ballif said...

I love Max's costume!

Siggy said...

Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it!

Joni said...

You are so good...smuggling a pumkin, that is so cute! I also love Max costume, and your neices are so fun; I love it!

Kati and Kurt said...

I love the costumes. i would love to see one of you though. Did shane dress like that for school? The McCain and Obama one is hilarious.

We are going private....please send me your email so I can invite you. Also, we changed our blog address to:
subaru4you.blogspot.com.

Paul and Natalie McB said...

Impressive costume! (Max's, not Shanes) What a nutty guy. I bet you guys have so much fun together. Smuggling a pumpkin...You are funny!!!!

Our Little Corner said...

Oh I am so lame! When I saw Max at the Trunk or Treat I thought he was some kind of rabbit, but I couldn't figure out what was up with the strange feet and tail. Good night I am a stupid person! When I started reading the post I thought, "Of course that's what he was." Seriously, it looks just like the book and I can't believe I didn't recoginze it. I thought he was a bushy tailed, claw footed rabbit...which would be terrifying! Silly me.
By the way, I still have your wedding announcement. I'll try to return it tomorrow. :)

Seth and Peggy said...

Hey I saw only 30 days to go on the baby ticker!! yeah!! You look great! And those tights on Shane are also amazing.