Saturday, October 31, 2009

We have always been thankful for churches that provide fun alternatives to trick or treating. Tonight we were invited to the Fall Festival Celebration put on by my sister's church. It is also the church we attended up until two years ago so we were able to catch up with several old friends. There were hay rides, horseback riding, a costume parade, a bonfire, S'mores, and of course lots of candy. It was really fun, and it was great to catch up with old friends. Amazing how big everyone else's kids seemed after not seeing them for so long.

Here are some pictures of the kids in their costumes.

Originally Hope wanted to be a Mama Hen with baby chicks. She even helped me put the little nest together and make all the little chicks. But once she saw how cute Ava looked as Little Bo Peep she changed her mind and the girls traded costumes. They wear the same size now after all, and Ava didn't care a bit.

(Note to self: Never ever ever ever ever ever.....ever ever ever....ever ever ever ever ever ever ever again make another chicken costume.)


Ava's chicken talons kept getting run over by the stroller wheels and for some reason I thought I should tell you that.


Can anyone guess who Simeon is?

And how about Liesel and Jude?

And just because he was SO adorable, I have to post a photo of my foster nephew, K, dressed as a little skunk. From a distance, and with K. turned the other way around, it really looked like my dad was carrying an actual skunk. It was a little freaky. I have to say, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed carrying this cute little stinker around tonight. His presence is welcome anytime.

13 comments:

Adeye said...

Aaahhh, those are such adorable pics, friend. The chicken is just precious :)

Liz said...

CUTE!!! Leo was a skunk too!

Amy said...

What was Simeon?
Mr. Clean?

Hevel said...

I'm not sure about Simeon, but that Brangelina costume is simply awesome!

Oma Roberta said...

You forgot to tell that the chicken got first prize for the girls and the skunk took it away for the boys!! My daughters are so creative! We too had a lot of fun. I think it has been 100 years since I rode on a hay ride! Oma here at the ranch.

Pan Cratius said...

It was indeed an enjoyable evening.

Michelle said...

Was Simeon "Larry the Cable Guy"? They ALL looked adorable! I loved the Jolie-Pitt costume - hysterical! You did a great job with their costumes, Charissa!

JKI said...

Oh my gosh, Angelina and Brad. Hilarious!

Larsen Family said...

Angelina and Brad costume was hysterical. LOVE IT. However, I wasn't sure what Simeon was.

Mary said...

Love the Brangelina costumes - HILARIOUS! Love the other costumes too - you must have spent forever on the chicken costume. Y'all are so creative. I just tossed on the sari I already owned and called it a day :-)

kirsten said...

Charissa, you ALWAYS have the best costumes!!! Literally, every year I am amazed w/ what you come up with! Even yesterday I was thinking...I wish Charissa were here b/c she could really help me w/ my "hippie" costume. Yes, I dressed up this year. :)

June Berger said...

My gosh, those costumes are the best! I love Bo Peep and the chicken! Have you ever seen such a beautiful hen in all your life?!

Milena said...

Simply adorable! I just love all the costumes in the photos!



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