Sunday, October 31, 2010

As I watch AMC's Halloween marathon...


(I have loved this guy (and his movie) for years.  I didn't see it as a kid; Mom thought it was way too scary.  I don't know how I would have reacted.  I'm wondering how I can raise Ruby to see the happy sweetness in this movie, and love Jack Skellington, instead of being scared.  Probably not possible-- I guess it does have scary elements for little kids.)

But anyways, it's Halloween! My favorite holiday.  Last night was the Bluffs' third annual Halloween party.  It was, as always, awesome.  I brought pretzels (the more difficult kind), peanut butter cookies, and a new kind of brownies.  They were nasty.  It was fun to see everybody and their costumes.  We played Werewolves and watched Garfield's Halloween, in accordance with tradition.  Ruby was great, even though we kept her out until 1 AM.  She was super comfy being held by everyone, eventually falling asleep for hours in Amanda's arms.

Our costumes were nothing special.  I just wanted to do something that would mean drawing a mustache on my daughter. We were..truckers, I guess?










Everyone else looked awesome:





Unfortunately not pictured: Celia as the girl in Scooby Doo with the name that I can't remember because I've never actually seen the show or the movie, Cannon as Colonel Sanders, and Alan as a very believable Jimmy McMillan.

And the winners of the costume contest:

Perfect!

4 comments:

Karen said...

How fun! Too bad about the brownies--but I bet the pretzels were yummy. Ruby looks so funny. I think I am jealous of all the friends who got to hold her. I can hardly wait for this weekend! do I need to write a sign that says only Grandmas get to hold her? ok, maybe the grandpas too......

Katy said...

Everyone's costumes are disturbingly realistic. Kyle's sneer in the first pic is officially LEGENDARY.

Miss Frazzled said...

That's the best American Gothic costume I've ever seen.

Jaclyn said...

oh my gosh- love the three of you in your costumes!