Thursday, October 28, 2010

Click or Treat


With every holiday comes the obligation to pose children for pictures. If we don't capture, blog and scrapbook every time our kids hold up a new Christmas ornament, show off their Easter dresses, or wave little American flags on the front lawn, surely we have failed as a mothers. Right??

In our family, pictures are always taken a couple days in advance of the actual festivities. When the kids grow up, I want their holiday memories to be all about the traditions, good food and celebration, and not about their mother snapping at them to look at the camera and get their finger out of their nose, or tossing out threats like, "Smile big, or no birthday for you!"

So. We took our Halloween pictures yesterday.

In order to check blogging off my list as well, I present -

Jolie.

Jolie knew by September that she wanted to be an angel, which couldn’t be more appropriate. She is calm, sweet, loving, angelic. This also makes the third year in a row she has chosen to be something that flies. Perhaps next year we'll be trick-or-treating with a little President Uchtdorf.




Leah.

We took Leah to the thrift store this year, and promised to buy whatever she picked out herself. Then we unleashed her, crossed our fingers, and hoped for the best.

She came back with something pink and sheer and glittery, and affixed with the face of a Japanimation character I’m not familiar with (as opposed to all the Japanimation characters that I AM familiar with).

I started dreaming up cartoonish Japanese hairstyles, when she spotted a 39¢ pink foam hat that she couldn’t live without, and the look took a left turn, and headed west.



Cal.

Cal is at my favorite stage. Which is, the stage where they have no control over what you put them in. We wanted his costume this year to be some homage to our new hometown, so...



If I were President Obama, or at least Joe Biden, or at least Jill Biden, I would want Cal as my top Secret Service agent. He is trustworthy and loyal, and can bite people in the arm until they bleed. Ask Leah.

Unfortunately, he refuses to keep the sunglasses or earpiece on for more than about a minute. So, when we actually go trick-or-treating, he will instead be wearing this sad little hand me down.



(That oughta teach him)

Happy Halloween!

18 comments:

And, Lizzy, Doyle, Logan, and Andy said...

Great costumes! Cal's is my favorite!

Lorie said...

I love it! I still think he should be in a suit. You can pin a name tag on him and he can be a missionary! ;D

Susan said...

What I wouldn't give to open my door to those cute faces!! Love the costumes, but all THREE are ANGELS to me!

Jane said...

Love these! I was thinking the same thing as Lorie, perhaps you should go with missionary and head to the mall playland and look for those ladies again. If anyone could soften hearts, it would be Cal.

Alison said...

Oh man... so very cute!!!

Katie and Jeff said...

I have never in my life seen anything cuter than Jolie in her Angel costume, until I scrolled down and saw Leah, and then Cal! I swear Katie they are all so cute!

Becca said...

If I were to imagine a real life angel it would look just like Jolie. So cute! Some Halloweens call for hand-me-downs. At least that is the theme in our house this year. :)

Jenny Walker said...

They are all ridiculously cute!!!!

Dad of the Year said...

I love the idea of taking pictures ahead of time! And since Marielle wants to wear her costume each morning when she gets up, that shouldn't be a problem. :) Happy Halloween!
PS This is MK not Ryan.

Daneille said...

I have never seen the Secret Service costume idea before - that's ingenious and hilarious! I think Leah's outfit turned out to make her look like a saloon girl. Her great grandma will be proud, even if it's kind of the opposite of an angel. I love the Tombstone horse - she looks wonderful! They are all so cute! Cal's contingency plan is adorably funny.

Marci Coombs said...

All 3 melt my heart!!!

Jeannie said...

Love these so much! Everyone looks absolutely adorable.And lucky boy, that Cal, to have 2 costumes this year! The Secret Service agent is TOO MUCH. Honestly, you guys are so creative!

senategirl said...

Katie, we LOVED Cal the secret service man. My SS friends would die if they could see him. Great outfits and each kid looks amazing. They really all do look angelic. Thanks for sharing!

Memzy said...

Mmkay I'm so glad you said so cuz I always feel like I'm the worst mom in the world if I don't do all the "activities" and document everything.

::whispering we didn't even carve pumpkins this year::

Thanks. Srsly. Loved it.

Carrigan Clan said...

ADORABLE!!!

Jenny ESP said...

My dad was a secret service agent, ya know. Cal is the spittin' image of him, circa 1980.

Leslie said...

I am LOVING that secret service costume. Brilliant!

Hodnett Family said...

What adorable costumes! I like Cal's the best. =)

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