October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

So I am not really a big fan of Halloween. I am a big wimp and scary costumes give me nightmares! I know...Just ask John! Well now that we have a little guy to dress up it has been a little more exciting. Well- John's company has an annual picknick/Halloween party around this time of the year. They do costume contests and give out gift cards. John and I initially wanted to go as Robin Hood and Little John and make Lucas a little merry men...But I ran out of time and couldn't make the costumes...and I am too cheap to purchase it for one maybe two nights. So in talking with Melissa (my sister in law) she suggested that we go as Prince and Princess and have Lucas be the Frog Prince...you know Lucas is the before and John is the after. Super cute Idea right. Well, it turned out to be great. I was just going to purchase a frog costume for Lucas but after calling about 7 places and no one having a frog costume for a 1 year old I decided to make it. It turned out really cute.
The picnic was at a place called the Springs Preserve. It is this little educational preserve thing that kids go to in elementary school and stuff. It was actually pretty cool. We walked around for while afterwords and looked at all of the vegtables and things that grow here the Vegas climate. Lucas LOVED it. He sat and played in dirt, ran around, got poked by a cactus. He had a blast!

This is me and Lukey in our costumes. It is not a very good picture of my costume but my sister in law had this great dress that I borrowing. She wore it to a dance in High School. It was the perfect princess dress. Actually- while we were walking around the preserve they do this trick or treat thing there. There were all of these cute little kids in costumes all over the place. Well this cute little girl comes and tugs on my dress and says so sweetly, "You're a princess". It was so cute. She was so excited to see a "real princess".

Here is John and Lukey in their costumes. It took forever but John let me talk him into wearing the crown. I am glad that he did because he looks great!

Here are a couple of our friends who dressed up as well:
This is Steve and Diana and their cute kids Levi and Ruby.
This is Tyler and Jackie or should I say Jane and Tarzan.
This is Beth and Terry. I think their costumes were really cool. It was super realistic.
We had a great time this year at the company picnic. Tonight is our ward Trunk or Treat so we get to dress up again...it should be fun. I'll try to take a picture of our whole family together and post it tomorrow.


Kari Peterson said...

Robin!!! I didn't know you had a blog! Yea! I love the costumes!! Hope all is well, check out our blog and we can stay in touch. I"m adding you to mine.

Heather and Parker Lyons said...

YAY for making your kid's costume! Super fun! It's way cute. Awesome idea.

Amber said...

What a cute costume! Lucas is just so adorable.

Brody and Ashley said...

oh, the little froggie! He is so cute!

Melissa said...

Haha!!! That costume is sooo cute! Is that my dress that you're wearing? haha...that thing has gotten some good use in the last 6 or 7 years! Does it fit you ok? I'm short and squatty and you're tall and skinny! I'm glad it worked out for you guys! :) I want to see a whole family picture!

Stringham Family said...

You all look great! You must love Halloween more than I do, cause I don't even dress up. So yeah for you! I am way impressed.

Jill and Travis said...

Awwww...the little frog costume is so cute! Way cuter than anything you could have bought. Andyou made a beautiful princess! No wonder the little girl was so excited!