10.26.2009

Trick or Treat

We love halloween in this household. We usually pick a theme and dress up as a family. However, this year our Stake Conference falls on halloween night. Halloween night! Forced to choose between receiving inspired instruction from religious leaders or dancing around a bonfire on a pagan holiday, we sadly decided on attending conference. Tough call, I know.

So, no elaborate costumes this time. {Too bad-- I was thinking cirque du soleil performers would have been a great way to use up all that spandex left over from last year.} Instead, we attended a trunk-or-treat event on short notice over the weekend. I was the Wicked Witch of the West {again} and L was my flying monkey. I called him monkey face and had to restrain myself from kissing his cheeks every time he walked by.

I set up a scarecrow in the trunk and a pair of striped stockings wearing ruby slippers peeked out from under the car. It was fun.

But I still can't wait until next year.

7 comments:

The Dragonfly said...

Oh,darn! Your Halloween costumes are already the stuff of legends in our house. I giggle every time I think of the fast food icons. Thanks for letting us see you in your wicked get up. That monkey is just too cute.

Owl costume forthcoming . . .

Miggy said...

What??? Are you serious? OK I get that not everyone in Mormon-dom agrees with Halloween and celebrating a holiday most definitely associated with darker forces, BUT for the kids? C'mon. Dressing up and trick or treating? I can imagine there are going to be a lot of parents missing that conference to take their cute little gobblins out for the one-night-a-year festivities.

And that's still a great costume for just having it on hand...

Apis Melliflora said...

Bummer for us. Your Halloween costumes totally blow me away. But your Trunk or Treat idea will have to tie us over until next year. Enjoy Conference!

Stephanie said...

Oh I'm so sad! We're always excited to see what you creatively come up with! Will you be joining the fam after conference?

McBooter said...

You are one steamin' Elphaba! And, wickely talented! I always enjoy looking in on you and your fam!

The Queen Vee said...

BOO, BOO, BOO hoo, crying cause I love your costumes. I know that next year your get ups will be spooktacular....legs, socks ruby slippers under the car....ah, ha, ha, ha, ha! Love it.

You made the right choice.

LisAway said...

You look truly frightening in that first picture! Yikes. :)

I love how you distinguish your options. Probably the gods will smile on you for your choice. :)

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