Monday, October 27, 2008

HallOwEeN 2008

When Jack was born, Troy's co-worker gifted us this amazing black leather jacket complete with zippers, pockets, snaps and a belt. I knew the perfect use for it the moment I laid eyes on it! 

For two years, it has been in safe-keeping waiting for it's grand unveiling. And Saturday night was just the night for that...the church Halloween party.

**Sorry.  The vintage wash on these pictures makes us all look a bit vampireish.**

Armed with edible briberies, we greased up Jack's hair, spray painted it black, added some sideburns and strapped on the black leather jacket.  A true GREASER!

I'll admit...I was feeling a bit guilty for not letting Jack pick out one of those plastic costumes of his favorite disney character.  How he would have loved to be Elmo or Woody or Nemo.  But I had an agenda.  I figured this might be one of the last years I can "control" Halloween without multiple kidpinions.  You know what I mean?  But much to my pleasure, as we started to spray his hair black he yelped with glee, "pirate, pirate!"  So we didn't tell him any different.  As far as he knew, he was a pirate.  

So off we went...three 50's folks and a pirate!



The highlight of the night, for us, was watching jack run up to claim his 1st place prize in the costume contest (a mom's allowed to brag, right?).  He was beaming with pride as he ran back with his "golden" medal.  He said, "I win.  I win"
  
Man, I love our little pirate (and his cute date)!

16 comments:

Jen Giorgis said...

So fun...I especially love Lucy's little socks. That jacket is out of control. I mean seriously, who gives that as a baby present? At least you are getting to use it and it does look great! Glad you had a good time and got some good pictures.

Marie said...

You all look so great! I wish we had coordinating costumes. I'm just lucky the girls are wearing the same witch costume for the third year..talk about troopers. Did you make your skirts?

summer said...

Oh my! Cutest costumes ever!!!

ali said...

Yes marie. I made them. It's all about hot glue and velcro! and can you imagine that even gave me grief?!?!?

California Roney's said...

Okay, the pictures are adorable. I am sure you had the cutest costumes ever. Um, that font you used in the pictures, what is the name of that, I love it!!!

ali said...

patience...it is called Girls are Weird. I probably downloaded it from dafont.com or fonts101.com.

Joseph and Virginia Cannon said...

Your little "pirate"! You guys look to cute for words. I'm not kidding. Your skirts turned out great! I love this holiday!

The Steenhoek Clan said...

Great costumes you guys. By the way...you didn't happen to get any great shots of the Governor Pallin, did you? My camera didn't "capture" the whole effect I wanted. If so, could you pass it along to me, for posterity, you know.

rockkinrobbins said...

You guys were so cute! Your lil pirate and all

The Rugg Family said...

Hey that is to funny, Ali I miss the church Halloween Parties, I would of loved to have gone with you. That idea of you all dressing to match was so cute.... You are so clever. Jack looked so cute I loved his date!.. I love halloween with the kids.

Kaylynn said...

You all WIN! You look great! After last year and all the "kidpinions" as you put it - I declared that we would all be vampires this year - and we are. Black capes and black sweats! I love Halloween this year!

Ben and Shara said...

cuteness. I say to heck with the kids and their choice of costumes. I've made wiley conform for years. This year I finally let him be what he wanted, boo whoo, no family theme.

Milk it why you can, and oh yeah, of course jack would win the costume contest!! so awesome. . .

Amanda Jane said...

too cute. this is our first year of not coordinating our family. you are right too many kidpinions in the mix - glad you got to enjoy it! happy halloween!

sheena said...

you guys are way to cute for halloween!! so jealous....robby and I get seriously ugly when dressing up...it's just easier sometimes.

Rocia said...

so so so cute. happy halloween and happy pregnancy!

Carl said...

You guys look great all greasered out