Wednesday, November 01, 2006

a family affair




each year we enjoy the process of making costumes and dressing up. this year we went for the street vendor look. daniel and Miss. A were the organ grinder and monkey while i was the pickpocket street urchin. it seems that i lost interest in making a costume for myself after all the others. i went for the quick fix that daniel was nice enough to put together.



last year we dressed Miss. A up as a yard gnome, daniel was a lamp and i was the girl scout. Miss. A made the perfect gnome in both stature and spirit. who knows what next year will bring or how long we have until she starts protesting the costumes but until then we will take advantage of the situation.

14 comments:

meg said...

you guys are adorable! great costumes.

kirsten said...

awesome.

if you were on a street corner, i'd definitely give you some pocket change.

martha said...

Ok -you really outdid yourself this year. Amazing. All of you. That photo looks like it came from a movie. Miss A as the Gnome is still my fav. of all time though. Look at her little grumpy gnome-y mouth!

mangetsu said...

Made me laugh out loud!
So adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your great costumes. We never dress up, just the kids, but maybe next year if I can just convince Scott that it would be a good idea. Who knows he might go for it.

Anonymous said...

fantastic costumes. and that gnome. well - can't get enough of that!!

justine said...

just loooove the outfits :)

I have a set of those canisters that I picked up years ago whilst thrifting. I will put a photo up of the whole set :)

Carmen said...

Oh-my-God! You guys are hilarious. Scott and I used to dress up before the kids but somehow the focus shifted once they came along. I love this idea and I'm going to start a new family tradition next year. Thanks for the inspiration.

And that gnome has got to be the most darling thing I've ever seen!

beki said...

Wow, y'all look great! I wish we did more to dress up for Halloween.

Wendy said...

Those costumes especially the little monkey are wonderful. I love the mix of fabric for the window covering and all my sympathy to you when i see you painting that skirting board.

Alicia A. said...

wow. wow. wow.

LOVE them all.

hannah said...

your costumes are fantastic, and one day your daughter is going to be mad at you for sharing these pics with the internet!!! brilliant though, thanks for making me smile!!

Anonymous said...

So amazing. You three look so great in both last year's and this year's costumes.

Lisa said...

okay, now i see the photo stephanie was telling me about! Nice to meet you at Studio Craft.