Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Dog, a Superhero, and a Really Useful Engine

Kailani at the Pink Diary is having a Halloween contest, and there are prizes! So, post pics (today) and then link to this post. There are prizes for best pet costume, cutest kid's costume, scariest kid's costume and best adult costume. So, post your pics by the end of today, and then go back to Kailani's and leave a comment and vote on your favorite. I am entering these cuties (hint, hint).

I asked Kailani if I could post a picture from another year, because Amanda is being, in her words, a "famous soccer player." I actually did pretty well replicating Mia Hamm's jersey and she has a medal, but it's not too cute, you know? However, when she was three, she wanted to be, in her words, "a girl superhero." So, non-sewing mom went to work, and glued a big felt A on a navy t-shirt, got some navy leggings, a big roll of ribbon that I glued to an old baby blanket, and used for a ribbon in her hair. I cut her mask out of felt (and cut slits in it to slide over her glasses)--voila--Super Amanda was born! So, here she is with her trusty sidekick, Super Shadow, who has her own cape.



And here she is in action (doing a Wonder Woman kind of twirl, I think).




Kyle is a Really Useful Engine, but as you can see, he's not too keen on the costume. He sure looked cute when we went to Amanda's carnival at school on Friday, but he wouldn't wear the costume too long. We'll see what he does tonight. I've tried to tell him that getting candy is linked to him actually being cute and wearing the costume, so we'll see.



Shadow is also quite reluctant. Kyle picked out this dinosaur for her, but don't worry, I won't subject her to wearing this again, or humiliate her by entering this picture in the contest. UPDATE: Shadow has quite a fan following, so yes, this will be the pet costume I enter. So, make her embarassment pay off by voting for her tomorrow (there are books at stake here, people!).



You can click over to Kailani's starting tomorrow and VOTE for Super Amanda at Snapshot, or Kyle as Thomas at Snapshot for cutest kid's costume, or for Dinosaur Shadow at Snapshot, as cutest pet. Voting is open November 1 - 3.

19 comments:

Zeus said...

The superhero costume is so adorable! And of course, Thomas the Train is a win every time! Great family photos you have there!

Katrina said...

Oh, I love all of them! Your kids are so cute! :)

Camden has voted for not dressing up two years in a row now. I told him that when he's all grown up he can't tell his wife, "My parents never let me dress up" because this is all on him. I'd be more than willing to get or make a costume for him, but he's chosen to remain low-profile. Oh well.

Thanks for sharing your cute kids - and Shadow, too!

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Can I vote for the dog?

Just kidding - your kids are precious! My little girls have been running around as Big Snow White and Little Snow White for a week now. They'll probably be sick of dressing up by the time we get to our church's festival tonight...

Susanne said...

For someone who dosen't sew you are quite creative with the old glue!

Anonymous said...

Cute cute pics! Nothing beats a kid's imagination when it comes to dressing up.

Heather said...

That poor dog.
I'm voting for Mia Hamm, just to be difficult.

Jane said...

Oh how cute are those pictures....and even the dog gets to take part....despite looking like he couldn't care less!!!! :)

lrlwreath said...

Soooo adorable. I love them and your son, oh my, how cute is he!!! Thanks for sharing them.

Barb said...

Super Amanda, Thomas and Super Shadow are adorable. But the dinosaur wins hands down! Too cute! And the look on that little doggie's face is priceless.

Jennifer said...

Okay, the Dinosaur Dog has gained so much favor, and after looking over the links of all these CUTE BABIES (who can compete with that?), I will "let" Shadow the Dino enter the contest and have revised my entry above accordingly.

Pass the Torch said...

SO sweet! And I love that your dog joins in too;)

How fun! Thanks for stopping by.

Mama Duck said...

All so cute, I love them!! Lil' Duck doesn't like costumes either...

Jana said...

My boys would love the Thomas costume! Too cute!

Michelle said...

Gotta love the crying Thomas! We had a little Thomas costume too, but my little guy decided the clown was better!

Kathleen Marie said...

Now they are adorable! Yes, too cute!

It was nice seeing photos of your kids, now where is your costume! :)

Melissa said...

I'm impressed with your soccer star!

They're all adorable. Even Shadow!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

Great costumes all of them. Your dog looks like he's not so sure though...

Robinson Family said...

I love Super Amanda! (My sister's name is Amanda...PLUS, I dressed up as the "letter A" (for Angela, of course) when I was in Kindergarten.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. No, I'm not exactly an Aggie...but I have lived here my whole life, so I feel like I am at least an honorary Ag. And I'm married to one (Class of '02), if that counts for anything. I can also sing the fight song and the war hymn, and we'll definately be rooting for the maroon and white come Thanksgiving weekend!

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