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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Magical Zoo: Halloween Parade

Did your kids have fun trick-or-treating?

Mine are candy-obsessed and love to dress up, so they adore Halloween!

My oldest was very insistent that he be Harry Potter for Halloween. No one believes me, because of my Harry Potter obsession, but this was all his idea. I never suggested HP to him. But, he was on a mission in the costume store, breezing by everything else, trying to find a Harry Potter costume. I tried to distract him with a zookeeper costume since his little brothers were going to be animals. And I thought it would be adorable to have him been their keeper.

But, no go. So, Harry Potter it was! I think he makes an adorable Harry.

He's not really a fan of me taking that many pics of him and gives me the stink eye very quickly.
He totally gets that look from me, I admit it.
If you look closely, you can see his lightning bolt scar. Yes, I drew it on his head with marker.

My middle son was a lion. I adore these fleece two-piece costumes and am very sad that he will be too big for these types next year. They grow too quickly.

Then, there's the baby. Well, okay, he's nearing the 2.5 mark, so maybe I shouldn't call him a baby any more, but he's MY baby!

When you are the youngest of three, you have your choice of handmedowns costumes and my little man went with each of them. One on the day of his brother's Halloween party at school- he wanted to be dressed up, too. Another for mall trick-or-treating, and a third for trick-or-treating around our neighborhood.

Everyone thought he was a girl in his giraffe costume because he wouldn't keep the hood up and his long curls were bouncing.

Join in with the SITS Girls, who have some of the best blogging tips, for a Halloween parade and a chance to win a fabulous camera. That I so desperately need. Luckily, my mil let me borrow her camera or I would have had no pics from Halloween!

What did your children dress up as? I want to see pics!

Btw, I'm working on my most emotional Pour Your Heart Out ever...if I can only get it into words. I hope that you will stop by on Wednesday- and link up, too!

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Blogger blueviolet said...

I hope Harry whipped up some magic and wrangled the three of them TONS of candy!

That shot where they were running is too funny. Candy will get you moving, that's for sure!

November 2, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

I love that the Baby got to wear three costumes. How fun. They all looked absolutely adorable. BTW, his curls are making me miss Bubby's hair.

November 2, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Bloggin in PA said...

Very cute! And I love the Harry Potter costume, its my favorite! I have a Hermione costume myself. :-)

November 2, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

Very cute!! Your boys are just adorable. Isn't Halloween so much fun with kids?? My little dude had the best time!

November 2, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

So cute.. Glad you figured out the camera sit.
I put pics up Sunday night over on my blog. Only 2/3 of my offspring dressed up. We had a proud little peacock & a Justin Beiber.

November 2, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Your little guys are adorable! Mine are past the age of allowing me to dress them in cute costumes. My 11 year old wore a scream mask and a sombrero. Why? I've no clue! And my 7 year old wanted to be a clown but he didn't let me paint a happy clown face on him like when he was 4. He wanted to be an evil scary clown this time though he probably looked more manic than scary.

November 2, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

They are too precious!! Love all the costumes!

I bet you get a bajillion comments tomorrow- your really emotional ones tend to really connect with your readers!

November 2, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Nice work, and great pics! My son went as a rocket ship. No pics on the blog, ever, they are tagged on my FB page.

November 2, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

They are so cute! Great job with the Harry Potter costume. He really does look like Harry in the early movies!

November 2, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Your boys are so cute...we had an Ironman and an Elmo in our house!

November 2, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Your son was a very good Harry Potter! They all looked cute! :)

November 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

You have beautiful little boys Shell! Now that I've seen them I can't believe any of your horror "glue of the sofa" stories. ;-)

November 2, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

The Harry Potter costume is great! I loved those puffy fleece deals too. So snuggly!

November 2, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

I LOVE that your boys still looked YOUNG in their costumes! (Because as I am sure you saw...ALOT of kids dress up too OLD for their age group.) Harry Potter was a great pic...and I LOVED how your youngest dressed up different each time! That is awesome!!!!

November 2, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I <3 the long hair and curls. That's my plan for Jellybean and hubby is all for it. I just figure we'll dress him in lots of blue and camo so there is no confusion! :)

November 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

AWW! They all look so cute!!! :)

November 2, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

They're adorable Shell!

November 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

So cute!!!
I love the stink eye!!
I wish my kids had a curl. Just one!

Mine were an artist, a hula girl, a pirate and Superman - interrupted while changing!

November 2, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

aww very cute

one year Wyatt went as a lion and everyone also thought he was a girl they kept saying "aww she's so cute how old is she" to which I would reply "well HE is 2"

November 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger DaisyGal said...

cute, cute, cute...the Harry Potter is too stikin cute...seriously. :)

I love all of them...

my twins were Lil McSteamy and Lil McDreamy...lots of pics on Facebook...:)


November 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Magically Ordinary said...

Such cuties! I miss the days of cute fuzzy costumes. We are all about gangsters, blood and guts now!

November 2, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

They looked adorable!! I had a devil and an angel in this house:)

November 2, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

They looked adorable!! I had a devil and an angel in this house:)

November 2, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

I looveee the Harry Potter costume. LOVE it.

November 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Kaylee said...

I am such a fan of these kids costumes! The animal ones are just too cute, and that adorable Harry Potter must have gotten a lot of candy :)

November 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Your oldest made a perfect Harry! Love those kind of costumes too! They are nice and warm for NW cold nights. At least it wasn't raining.

November 2, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

oh my gosh he is the perfect Harry!!! The other 2 are adorable and I love their curls!!!

November 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

awe your boys are just as adorable as you are! I love the lion costume, especially!
can't wait to read pouring your heart out, tomorrow!

don't forget to come link up today at Tuesdays Gone with Amethyst Moon

November 2, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

I LOVE the fleece ones from Old Navy they are the best for cold nights. Now the boys of course don't like animals they want to be actual cartoon characters ... ugh lol

I love the marker on the head :)

November 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

I love the fleece costumes too! And Shell, your kids are adorable. I'm glad you guys had a fun Halloween!

November 2, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Your boys are so cute. Love Harry Potter.

November 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...


No kiddos here. But I can tell you that the Hubs was a cowboy and I was the Indian. We do what we can...

November 2, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Evonne said...

You're boys are so cute!

I love Harry Potter, too. I'm counting down the days until we see the movie!

November 2, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love that he wore so many costumes. JDaniel got two hand me down costumes and would only wear a dog costume to every event.

Life after pacies is still hard. Nap time is very difficult without them. I hope it gets straightened out before Daylight Saving Time messing things up more.

November 2, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Great HP costume! My son is 2 1/2 and I think the candy obsession has just begun. Oh my!

November 2, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Together We Save said...

Oh your little ones are so cute!! Your son makes a great Harry Potter!!

November 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Aging Mommy said...

Your children are so very cute and the costumes are great - glad you had such a great Halloween!

November 2, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

First of all, your kids couldn't be any cuter.

Second of all, I'll come back to read your emotional pour your heart out post. Courage! It'll be great.

November 2, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I miss those cutie pies!!

Oh, and you... ;-)

November 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

They are so adorable!! Oh my goodness! Love it. Looking forward to tomorrows post- sending you hugs in advance!

November 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Grand Pooba said...

Little Harry Potter looks pretty happy about that lightning bolt on his forhead!

They all look adorable!

November 2, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

They all looked great and 2.5 is totally still a baby age =( Tyler bug will be 8 in about 34 days *sigh* He was a ninja

November 2, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

very cute Shell! I"m angling for that camera as well :)

November 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

They are so stinkin cute!!

November 2, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger bigguysmama said...

Ok, that would've been cute if he would've been a zoo keeper with the animals. Man, our kids get their own ideas and what can we do with them? I saw the lightening bolt. I love hand me downs. They work around here!


November 2, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

No kids to dress up but next year I'm gonna forget about what people will think of me, and dress up our dog!! All the trick-or-treaters were so enchanted by him when they came to the door :). Your kids look ADORABLE!

November 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

The most emotional post ever? I'm on pins and needles. Your kids are precious! I love the little ones curls. :)

November 2, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Venassa said...

Your boys are adorable! I'm glad the oldest decided to go as Harry Potter because his costume looks great!
I also love the fleecy costumes for kids. They'd be nice and warm for our freezing Halloween weather.

November 2, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Free2bMommy said...

Yes, he really did make a great Harry Potter! I love the full piece costumes! They are soooo original and classic at the same time!


November 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

The Harry Potter was cute....but you totally ruined it for me with the zoo keeper idea because that would have just been SO perfect.

The little ones were cute too.

November 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Totally Harry Potter! That is a terrific idea! Your kids are gorgeous, I had never seen them before...only had the visual of them needing to poop when you were busy eating or tending to some very important business :)

November 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Kelley said...

I love your baby boy's hair! My little guy, also 2.5, has longer hair with curls. I had visions of themed costumes, but...it was a no-go here, too. My oldest was Anakin Skywalker and my youngest was Thomas the Train. I wish I would've had your MIL's camera! Mine ran out of battery and memory space just when I needed it, of course!

I hope you win that camera!

November 2, 2010 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Girl I am loving the new look! Wohoo!! Will be back to link up tomorrow :)

November 3, 2010 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

I love their costumes! Very cute.

November 3, 2010 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger Aunt Crazy said...

GREAT costumes!!! My kids didn't dress up. Well, Savanna went to a Halloween party Saturday night in all her TX Longhorn gear, cap, shirt, shoes and I told her that if anyone asked, she could say she's a Longhorn Fan!

November 3, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Daffy said...

They look fantastic!! Makes me smile from ear to ear :O)

November 3, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Jayme said...

So cute! He makes an awesome Harry Potter, and the little guys are adorable animals

November 3, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

They are of course adorable! Mine was a cow. :]

November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Simoney said...

Your boys are so beautiful!
What a handsome bucnh shell!
These are the first pics i've seen of them... they are gorgeous.

November 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Awww They're so adorable!!!

November 3, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger cornflakegirl74 said...

Eeeeeeeeeeep!!!! CUTEST PICTURES EVER, SHELL!!!! Love their costumes :) awwww, thanks so much for posting!

November 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

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