Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cherubs






Well, where else can your kids run around as half-naked little cherubs on Halloween but Miami? They have the perfect curls, the perfect chub, (they didn't act like the perfect angels, but whatever), 90 degrees, and there you have it. (And I sort of learned my lesson after everyone was sweating to death last year in their costumes.)

And of course our little cowboy.

























Here with his preschool teacher.





















Even though he chose his own costume, he is, as ever, a most unwilling subject as you can see and spent most of the day riding around like this in revolt.






















Luckily he cheered up a bit Halloween night.

Checking out their costumes.


We went to the ward trunk or treat party where the twins were screaming rotten for the first hour.


They perked up a bit when we went outside to trick-or-treat, but were pretty skeptical of the whole candy business. They only lasted a couple of cars on that,





















































until they found the car with the glowing pumpkins and then stayed there the rest of the night.

Not a great video but I had a hard time getting a good still shot, and those glowing pumpkins saved Halloween from being an utter screaming and miserable mess.


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Keeping their angelic chub up with a mouth full of candy.

























I'll be honest, Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I find it stressful and seem to notice a pattern emerging from this of stress-induced marital arguments trying to get everyone ready and out the door and remembering all our stuff resulting us being being in a bad mood most of the evening. I'm just glad it's over and now we can get on with the real holidays. Like my birthday. :) Oh yeah, and Thanksgiving and Christmas too.



Thankfully at least the pictures will make my memories brighter, huh?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely darling! Do you think they could be the herald angels if we do the Christmas story this year? They were truly cherubic.

I sure liked the cowboy outfit on Cash. He looked so great. I hope he had a happy Halloween, and will just love it next year.

Aunt Kathryn stood all afternoon in freezing weather for a trunk or treat with Weston at their Cookie Cutters in Lehi in frigid weather, seeing hundreds of children! She had hardly warmed up by the end of the Ballet West performance that evening, even wearing her Alaskan boots. Such are the varieties of our climates.

xoxoGrammy

Rochelle said...

Those are the sweetest costumes ever! All your boys are just adorable.

Julie said...

I LOVE IT!!!! They look so great!!!! Oh Cash, what a crack up! Love the jeans, much better than the pants that went with it! So glad to get the cute voicemail from him where he sounded all excited about Halloween. Probably because that was the day after and he had warmed up to the whole idea! Those pictures are too funny of him! Oh he is so cute!!!!

The twins just look so darling! You are right, I've never seen costumes like that, but I guess I've spent every Halloween in Utah! Oh they are too cute and the pictures are so great!!!!! Seriously this is so fun!

Julie

Aloha_Misty said...

No one will ever believe those little cherubs give you a run for your money dressed like that. I am sure they will hate those pictures when they are teenagers :) I loved them. What a good idea! Cash was a cute cowboy! He looked about as happy for a costume as Clara was. She cried for 2 hours before she would wear her outfit outside the hotel room...it was only the idea of candy that got her to wear it out the door!

SuburbiaMom said...

Love those cherub costumes! Cash looks as moody as my oldest, but still stinkin' cute like his brothers!!

steveandjonelle said...

I absolutely love the cherubs! A quick nod to your last post. Jen you dress so cute and I am seriously impressed by your ability to accessorize. Maybe you can give me some tips??

Jenilee said...

What a great idea. I love those costumes. I can't even imagine 90 degrees on Halloween.

Safire said...

The look so sweet! :) Glad you had a good day!

Corinne said...

AAHH!! Angel costumes!! Fabulous idea. That's seriously so stinking funny :)

duck said...

I don't think i've seen anything cuter in my entire life. some of those pics belong in a magazine or something!! seriously. too bad you didn't enjoy it more :( sometimes festivities can be a bit stressful tho darn-it.

Winnie said...

So cute. Love Cash's face

Melanie said...

What perfect costumes! Did Cash choose to be Woody? Why so disgruntled. The look on his face is priceless! "Oh the humanity" Is what I imagine him thinking. Hilarious!

H was Batman even though he has no idea who batman is. All he knows is that he is a hero and helps people.

Susie said...

Perfect! Absolutely perfect! (The costumes at least, if not the children's behavior.) Way to make memories out of the time in Florida! Thanks for recording and sharing it.

Laurie Jones said...

I LOVE your costumes for the twins. So adorable. Cash is hilarious-I love the picture of him in the car with the kerchif around his face. Halloween is getting to be on the bottom of my list too. Although taking my kids around the neighborhood the other night brought back some good childhood memories-now I like it just a little bit more.

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

LOVE the cherub costumes! How perfect are they, even if they didn't act angelic. :) Cash rocks as Woody, also.

camille said...

well that was just wishful thinking...dressing them like angels. Think I'll have to try that one! Totally cute!

Ty and Trista Swartzlander said...

You have the best costumes for your kids. Poor little Woodie. He is so cute. Last year the jungle theme was great too!

Rachel said...

Those cherubs were beautiful!

kimber said...

Those cherubs are perfect! I love it!