Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Round 1

These pictures are barely worth blogging. I'm glad we get another chance to take more tomorrow. 

I am so exhausted. Physically and mentally. Today was the class party for Andrew. I have been making my costume all week in preparation. Wednesday night I finished my costume. I excitedly tried it all on and almost cried. My top was hideous. It did not work. I looked like a Mormon Gypsy. (Maggie reminded me that I was a Mormon Gypsy LOL! But I didn't want to look like one! ) It was way too conservative. It was way too ill-fitting. It was way too normal looking. It looked like I grabbed clothes out of my closet and threw some extra fabric around my waist and called it a costume. 

I am an over-thinker. I literally lost sleep that night. I was tossing and turning wondering if I could find a suitable blouse. I was thinking about how much it would cost to have something over-nighted. I was wondering if the Cleopatra costume I sort of liked was still at Wal Mart. I was having nightmares thinking I may have to try to sew one in one afternoon. I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a truck.

Thursday I went out first thing in the morning and luckily found a better option. It was missing puffed sleeves but beggars can't be choosers and it kept me from having to sew a top. That could have been a disaster.  

It wasn't without drama. Nothing around here ever is. There were only two shirts in my size. I bought one and when I was almost home I realized it had a big slit in the back. I had to turn around and drive back to exchange it. When I got there the other Large was gone. I tried on a Med. (too short) and an XL (it was too big) Once again I almost cried. I decided to dig through the fitting rooms. I actually found it in one of the other rooms!!! 

So I'm set, costume wise. I'm a fortune teller at Andrew's party. I have personalized fortunes from the teacher for a lot of the kids. Great, except I don't know who most of the kids are. When they got in front of me I got stage fright and blanked. I gave out a lot of generic fortunes. I see candy in your future and crap like that. What I did was pretty lame. We did have a little craft that I think I redeemed myself with. I had forgotten to eat before I left. I was starving by the time I got home. Now I am totally tired. I think I am going to just go to bed so I will be ready for Trick-or-Treating. I can not wait. 

Andrew practically ran past me in the parade.

 Don't you love the teeth?

My travel sized crystal ball

Emma came over from the Junior High to visit after her school let out.

How cute is this? I think every pregnant woman should be an Oompa Loompa for Halloween.

The final outcome. It's not perfect but it is what it is. 

The blue eyelashes were quite the hit. I won't be surprised if I wake up with my eyes swollen shut tomorrow. They are really itchy right now. Stupid allergies. 


Emily said...

Oooo! I LOVE the eyelashes! You look great.

rlg said...

You looked great and the party was fun for the kids. Andrew really looks like a devil the sweet, tender little guy. So cute to see him next to Emma. What great kids.