Friday, October 31, 2008

Dress Up!

I have to admit I was not very excited about taking the kids to the Fall Festival tonight. I had been cleaning all day. The good news is I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I have cleaned out 3 closets and we have 8 bags to take to the thrift store. That feels good. I have gotten some deep cleaning done, like baseboards, walls, cabinets, and blinds. But it's Friday night and I am tired. It's also the end of the month which means Mark has to work very late. So, I would have four by myself at the festival. And lots of sugar would be involved. And a tired toddler.

But it really went well. The three oldest were so good and James was in his element. He quickly learned to hold out his little bag and smile whenever a camera was present. There were balloons so he was happy. There were games to play and a hay ride. And lots of candy.

I got to see an old friend from college. Hey Cindy! She has the most beautiful little boy.

But the best part of all was getting to see James taste cotton candy for the first time. He didn't know what to do with it to start with. I tasted some and then he did. His face lit up and then he had the biggest smile. I hope I don't ever forget it.

The kids had fun dressing up.

Indiana Jones

Sombrero Lad

Laura Ingalls Wilder and The Cutest Little Chicken Ever!

Thank you Aunt Sister for the chicken outfit! He loved it and so did I!


  1. I love your little chickie! And I LOVE Laura Ingalls Wilder. Great costumes! So glad you all had fun. We had sugar meltdown about an hour ago and finally got eveyone settled in for the night. Whew!

  2. Also, come on over and pick up a late treat for you at my house!

  3. Great pictures..and, yes, the cutest little chicken ever! Don't think I've ever seen a chicken costume before....gotta love it!

  4. Your kids are ADORABLE!! I love the Laura Ingalls Wilder outfit - what an original idea! Thanks for reading my blog, and I'm adding yours to my Reader now! I look forward to following it!