People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Costumes and Crap

Wow, has it really been 5+ weeks since my last post? How time flies when your doing the same things over and over and over again.

Regan's first day of school

I think her hair is starting to grow a little. She had a hard time going to preschool the first few days, but is now getting used to the routine and is getting to know the teachers, so she is doing better. Sophie is loving her preschool.

I made the girls crayon costumes for Halloween. I used some felt I had on hand. They weren't happy at first, because Regan wanted blue and Sophie wanted pink. I almost caved, however my cheapness won out. The whole thing cost $0.35 for embroidery floss, which my mom paid for. Sweeeeeet! They like their costumes now. We had a party in our court with all the moms and little kids. My neighbor is a photographer and she took all the kids pictures. These are a couple of the better shots. cute you could almost draw with them.

Sophie started posing for the camera.

I love home made Halloween costumes. I think they are so much cuter, more thought out, and a lot less commercialized. It just takes me back to my childhood when my mom would make our costumes out of things on hand. I loved that you could trust your neighbors. You knew that the popcorn balls from the Williams' house were going to be safe and not laced with drugs. My parents could let us go out alone door to door, instead of this stupid trunk-or-treat crap. Yes I said CRAP!! I hate it!

I hate buying into the commercialism for a holiday that isn't really about anything important except for how much candy you can score. What kind of holiday is that? Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against Halloween, I just don't like all these people who like to make loads of money off a holiday because we are too brain-dead to use our own ingenuity. So I don't want to pay $20 a costume so my girls can go to the back of someones car and learn how to beg for candy for one night. I WON'T DO IT! So here's a finger to all those companies wanting my money for some silly holiday. Booya! (I really didn't mean to get on my soap box, but it is what it is. And mom, I'm sorry if you thought the finger part was offensive:)


Catherine said...

Pretty stinkin cute! I sure love those girls and their creative mama. I hope you get feeling better. I just updated the preschool blog this morning with Sopher's huge smile. You gotta see it!

Skousen Seven said...

You go Kris!!! I'm not even near your creativity, but I like it when my kids come up with their costumes too!!! I love the crayons they are so dang cute! You are amazing :) Love ya tons

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more on the trunk or treat crap! Ronnie and I were just talking about that the other day. It use to be fun going out at dusk and hitting up all the neighbors. I can't believe how bad society has gotten! Your girls costumes are really REALLY cute!!!

Dawna Greer said...

You are amazingly creative and those two cutest girls are the beneficiaries. What clever costumes--you did such a great job! I will ignore the finger part. I actually kind of enjoy the trunk or treat at our ward building where hot dogs and chili as well as hot chocolate are provided to everyone and its a good chance for us old fogies to get out and mix and mingle with the crowd. However it does get a little annoying when the same kids come through for the 6th or 7th time!

Becky and the Boys said...

I have never thought much of the commercial costumes and LOVE the creative ones that people come up with at home. The crayons are great! I agree with you on all the nonsense.

Dallas said...

I LOVE your costumes you made for the girls! You are So TALENTED!! They really look darling in them!

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The Waites said...

I am in LOVE with their costumes!!! You never cease to amaze me with your creativty and cleverness! Your girls are so lucky to have you as their Momma!

I too hate what Halloween has become! I hate the stress of wondering what our plans are going to be year to year. I hate that it is on Sunday this year so neighborhood kids will be coming over and Brenna will want to go out. Remember how in the good old days in Hebs we always had our celebration on Sat. no matter what day Halloween fell on. I miss that too. I do love Halloween though! I love decorating {again home made}, I love making Brenna's costume, and I LOVE having the kids come trick or treating to my house! I think about you all the time! I hope you are doing ok! If you ever need to talk, call me!! :)

Heather said...

Fun costumes! I love home made costumes! Of course, I'm a little insane and I figure costumes are for pretend play all-year-round and Halloween is just when I take the time to make yeah, I do pay some money to get my materials. I hate the trunk-or-treat thing too. So dumb. Who needs candy? It's bad for their teeth anyway. I just like the excuse to dress-up and have friends over for a party!

Kristin said...

Hahaha!!! I am laughing so hard!! THis post is hilarious and I could not agree more!!! My kid's costumes are totally thrown together. I literally only pay about 5 bucks a year on them. And I HATE trunk or treats. Ridiculous!!
Love the crayons. So cute!!

The Colvins said...

So darn cute...Kristal you are so creative and crafty!!