Thursday, November 01, 2007

Last Minute Inspiration

As I had posted over a year ago, here and here, we love Halloween.
This year, the pressures of our move, getting a new, used car (just this weekend!), and our overall topsy-turvy life of occasional flailing in a new environment, put plans for costumes FAR, FAR on the back burner. After such a stellar performance in 2006, that we knew in our guts would be hard to match, we waffled between trying to force out a creative diamond or just sit in the living room with a bowl full of candy, waiting for others to entertain.

By Halloween morning, all that we had were a couple bags of M&M's and mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Dan rushed out during his morning break to procure a pumpkin - Stella's new siting obsession on our neighborhood walks. I tried to offer encouragement for dressing up, at the same time that I equally tried to assuage any guilt about not getting it together this year. We were hopelessly indecisive and unmotivated.

By the afternoon, a light bulb suddenly lit, and we had a quick inspiration. Dan drove out to the local 'Spirits' store in search of accessories. He returned with 3 headbands, at a mere $12 total, and we slapped together our family costume idea, all envisioned thanks to Stella's brown furry jacket...

We were "The Three Bears", as in the Goldilocks story.

We tried to give clues as to the fact that we were bears from a story and not mice, by carrying props. Dan had his little chair, Stella had her dolly - Goldilocks, and I had a box of Cream of Wheat peeking out of my purse.

Happy, happy Halloween!!!


Blogger Reino said...

LOOOOOVE it!!!! Somehow I don't props helped, did they? You saw Takoda's peacock picture and people were calling him a parrot. Go figure! All the plumage and calling him a parrot. LOL

ooh, Next year she will be off and running and really getting Halloween. Dress her as the Gingerbread Man catch her if you can! You could be the farmer's wife and Dan the farmer. And her brother could be the lil the fox.

Thanks for always sharing. It brightens my day.

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Blogger Swankyloma said...

I have always loved your holiday spirit. The three of you look adorable. I dressed up this Halloween, too. I was a bumble bee with a political message to encourage people to stop spraying insectides. It is forecasted that if we don't make a difference soon by the year 2035 bees will be extinct.

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