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Halloween Costumes

29 Oct 2013


These were taken on Saturday, which is our annual Halloween Party at the preschool.
This year the real Halloween falls on a Thursday, and we are excited for trick-or-treating, but it won’t be such a fashion show. If I predict correctly, it will be a race to get out there in costume, a race to get candy with maybe a few clicks of the iphone, and then a race to get the kids into bed.
In any case, here’s this year’s efforts. I give you Elvis, and Rapunzel.

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Halloween Night

01 Nov 2012

This is Oscar’s “real” costume. He’s a Ghoul.

His claws were his favorite and most special part of his costume.
I was hoping for a non-scary costume, but alas.

Lucy got a last-minute gift from Dad, a Snow White costume.
Hula Girl out, — Hello, Disney Princess.

It’s been a long and grueling week, with too many costume variations to keep track of.
I was just happy that they were happy.

Ellie the Ladybug!

Aww, the Browns. Too cute!

Our Trick Or Treating crew

Lucy was so fun to trick or treat with!
I had an absolute blast with her! She was fearless and “into it”.

We went on West Clay – second year in a row. Great spot. This is during the hour between 6pm when we started, and 7, when the rain came.
After that, we called it. Both kids were satisfied with the slightly smaller haul.
I felt so happy that the rain held off for as long as it did.

Omi and Opi’s house is right around the corner!

They were so AWESOME to have dinner ready for us!

The End.

Happy Halloween 2011

01 Nov 2011

Here’s my snapshots from my new iPhone (not bad…?) We went trick or treating with Ariel, and his dad Andrew is the Rockstar in the photos. They were super fun, and their neighborhood (West Clay) rocks. All along Lake Street is so fun. (They had a kick-ass band!)
Mark used to go trick-or-treating there as a kid! I love that. Omi and Opi let us park in their garage (thanks!) Both kids were really into it this year – it was a classic!

Also, here’s some cute shots from this year’s Clarendon Halloween Carnival. Oscar went thru the haunted house with me, and was FREAKED. It was scary. (awesome scary.) He was the only kid in his class who had the nerve to do it – or so I heard. Trouble is, he got so scared I bet he won’t go back next year. :) He didn’t even want to talk about it, for fear we get the idea of making him go again. P.S. That’s Bianca, but don’t make the mistake of calling her his girlfriend!

Hello October!

06 Oct 2011

What a cute idea – from Martha of course…

(Here’s a screen shot in case the link doesn’t endure:)

Oscar is planning to be an Archer from the Roman Empire. (Specifically differentiated from Robin Hood.)
Lucy will be a Kitty Cat.

More details to follow, when we get back from New York. Everything in our world is now On Hold until we return from vacation. (i.e. Lucy’s Birthday, Halloween, etc.)

Oscar will be journaling his trip – hopefully I can share that here. Stay tuned…

Happy Halloween 2010!

01 Nov 2010

M eanwhile, back at the casa… It was a RACE to carve the giant jack-o-lanterns, scrap together a ninja costume, pose for photos, pack up the crew, and get to our party on time. Thank heavens for Cole and Kiera (all the good photos below are Cole’s). We were invited to Oscar’s classmate’s home for Halloween. Shayan is such a sweetie, and his mom, Shideh, decorated their whole flat. We had lots for yummy food and drink, and they even put the game on. What game? No, you did not just ask that. (p.s. Below, note Mark’s clever “man-bag” full of G-men!)
So everyone was having a great time when it became time to head out for trick-or-treating. We walked along 6th avenue towards Lake St., where 6th dead ends. Then we came back the other side of the street. There were lots of people: young kids in really cute costumes! The weather was Awesome. Everyone was in a great mood. Then we came home (the kids were tired) in time to see the Giants Win! High fives and Candy.

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