Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween: Round One

      Yesterday we went to our neighborhood's fall festival to kick off Halloween round these parts.  I dressed the girlies in their bumblebee outfits.

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I got the tank tops and leggings from Gymboree on clearance, and I made the antennae (pipe cleaners wrapped around alligator clips with a yellow pom pom on top) and the wings (tights around hangers tied together with black knit and worn with elastic around their arms), and I made little knit skirts for them.  I really did try to keep it simple, and I love the way they came together.  And the girls seem to like being Bumblebees.
      We headed down our street in the wagon.

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We saw this gorgeous fall foliage on the way.

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We arrived and tried to coax Lily into playing games.  She warmed up after a bit.

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After a little while, we did the pony ride, which was a giant hit for Lily.

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Not so much for Bella.  We took her off immediately.

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She did like flying with dad much better.

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The last thing we did was ride in a trailer filled with hay, pulled by a four-wheeler.  Lily practically dragged us over to this - she was so excited.  And it was a great way to round out the party.

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One funny thing came from this little shin-dig.  There was a jar of candy corn pumpkins, and people had to guess how many were in it.  We got a call later that night that we had won, with the guess of 362 when their were 367 in the jar.  She said she would drop off the prize today, and I didn't think to ask her what the prize was.  We won all those little pumpkins.  Lily asked if we could carve them - I wish.
      Tomorrow we will be celebrating again with friends, and John and I will also be dressing up.  Looking forward to another great time!

1 comments:

wallacefamilyblog said...

the bee outfits are precious.