Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Playing Dress Up

We knew it would be a weekend of playing dress-up. Obviously with Halloween on Sunday night, the majority of the population was in the mood for a little bit of costume fun. But our entire weekend was spent playing dress-up of some kind or another.

On Friday night, my family got together (brother's family, sister's family, parents, and all the grandkids) for a photo shoot at a nearby park. Although we haven't seen the pictures yet, we are really excited about capturing these "moments" on film. It was fun to dress up and coordinate the color scheme (I LOVE stuff like that), to see the baby girls all decked out in Christmas dresses and the boys with their hair combed - ha!

I'm so proud to call my family "mine". Each one of them sacrificed so much to attend a one-hour photo shoot. My dad, who can barely stand up any more for fear of passing out, made it through the whole thing... smiling (and sitting)! There were a few moments we were glad that we had to all squish in together tightly; it worked to help prop him up as well as make the picture look good! My brother's and sister's families made tremendous sacrifices to attend as well. I'm so grateful for the commitment everyone has to be there for eachother. They mean the world to me, and despite the short time I got to spend with them this weekend, it was precious time that I'll cherish.

On Saturday, as my husband was bringing the mail up from the mailbox, I noticed a white package in his hand. I was THRILLED to see the return address, knowing that THIS was inside the box (the outfit, not the baby...):

I was beyond excited to find this little number on etsy the other day!! My husband and I both attended Auburn University and are HUGE Tiger fans. It doesn't hurt that they're having such a great season, although based on Miss M's facial expressions as I took her picture, you'd think they had just lost their 7th game or something (Ahem... they are UNDEFEATED if you must know). Maybe she's just sad that we've never taken her to a game. Which is a crying shame, Miss M, I know!

On Sundays, we always play a little dress up for church, but this week, our sights were set on the dress-up that would follow a few hours later! Our church hosts a trunk or treat each year, and when I can, I like to volunteer to dress up our car and hand out treats. I'm a sucker for a "theme", so I was thrilled when the idea struck to dress my family as characters from the movie "UP".

With Drew's approval and enthusiasm, he and I spent the better part of last week creating our props. I was happy with how it turned out.

(The Car - with a colorful house and balloons tied to the roof rack, the car was transformed into the movie's main character)

(Drew as "Dug the talking dog" poses with a friend, whose mom is my great friend from Two Shades of Pink)

(I took on "Carl Fredricksen" and pose alongside "Dug" and "Kevin")

(And the best costume of our family was hands-down "Russell", played by Miss M)

(I still giggle every time I see these pictures!)

We had a ton of fun and got a ton of candy. And all that white hairspray came out of my hair in just 2 shampoo-ings!

It was a busy weekend, but I cherish the memories that were made during our dress-up days!


Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks for sharing your fantastic times over the weekend.
The pictures are GREAT!!! I love the whole deal.
Linda W.

Amber said...

Great pictures!! Although maybe Miss M is crying because she'd rather be wearing Crimson and White :) J/K!! You guys are having a great season! I'm dreading the iron bowl this year! Your kiddos are too cute!!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Is that how you spell Dug's name? Huh. Your blog is like a perpetual education for me. And I confess that every time I see these pictures, I start laughing in delight all over again. So brilliant.

Anonymous said...

I saw the pictures that Adam sent to me for halloween and I immediately guessed the theme was from "UP". What a creative idea! =)
Christine Taylor

Bridget said...

cutest pictures.

Surviving 4 said...

LOVE the Trunk or Treat theme - I'm such a sucker, too!!! Miss M looks ADORABLE :) You're awesome, girl!


Great theme! I used to work with a nurse who always said you must have a THEME! Thank you, nurse Tina! PS Don't you love ETSY?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great pictures!!! Where were you able to get such a neat dog costume for Andrew?? The cheerleader outfit for Meagan is precious. You are so creative! We love your backdrop design. Where did you get that idea? Love you all.
Mom and Dad