Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween 2010

So as I mentioned in the last post, I finally decided on the twins dressing up as Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion for Halloween. I wanted them to dress up in matching costumes, and although Julia would be an adorable Tinkerbell, Flower, or Dorothy, the only corresponding one to those for James (Peter Pan, Bumble Bee, or Cowardly Lion) that would evoke any emotion in me other than a LOT of sympathy was the lion. And when my friend Leslie commented that James would make a cute lion, I kept thinking "James WOULD make a cute lion!" So when I went to choose costumes that kind of put that pair over the top.

And the dog wig ended up working after all...



Julia makes her true feelings on the dog wig known.

We also did a photo shoot sans wig:

Cowardly lions still need their pacifiers.

"Sorry I thought this was an audition for Cheetahs."

"Hold on. I've got a call on my other tail."

All of a sudden the lion just rolled over and crawled away like he had things to do, hyenas to eat, jumperoos to jump in...

"Grrr! It's good I'm in my cage or I'd devour you!"

We took the babies to Googleween, Google's big Halloween bash. I had to find an empty carpeted area to change James since there was no way I was going to put him in his heavy lion costume and mane and then put him in a car seat. (That would have made him The Sweaty Lion.) We were also going to go to a twins Halloween costume event put on by the local twins organization, Gemini Crickets, but with Mark sick and my not looking forward to putting James into his costume, we decided to skip it. (My main reason for wanting to go was to see the other twins in costume, but I did have a small ulterior motive: seeing which 2 year old babies had good costumes so I could buy the clothes off their backs for next year!)

Since the babies eat dinner at 5:30 p.m. and go to sleep right afterwards, I thought trick or treating was a bad idea. Now I wish we'd done it, if only to bring the babies around to the few houses near us. This was our first Halloween in our first house so we were excited about getting trick or treaters. Mark and I had a debate over how many "funsize" candy bars each trick or treater should get. (Mark said ONE! Okay, Scrooge...) We ended up only having two groups of kids come by. Mark offered them all the candy they wanted.

Spotted at Googleween: Backwards Zack Galifianakis (Back Galifianakis?)

The babies at Googleween with some friends from Oz. There was a dog/lion face-off: Toto (in Dorothy's basket) kept staring at James's tail and James kept staring at Toto.

Wearing shoes is new for Julia so she had to try them out... in her mouth.


  1. They're getting so big and increasingly cuter as the months pass ;-D Love the one of him crawling off and the look that she's giving him. Too much!

  2. Aw thanks! For some reason everything James did (crawling, emptying the changing table of diapers, etc.) was funny when dressed like a lion.

    Your little ones are just adorable. LOVE the picture with the sunglasses.

  3. Hee hee - my little one (born in January) was Dorothy too! Her older brothers were the tin man and the scarecrow. Dad was a munchkin and I . . . I was the wicked witch. :-)