Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Costumes (aka, how I am a sucker for spending limited time in frivolous ways for a silly holiday)

You might gather from the title that I am a bit chagrined by the amount of effort I put into a certain costume for the amount of time it remained on a little person's body (Caroline, you are such a varmint!)

I thought I managed to pull off a pretty cute look, considering the amount of time allotted me to work on it, but considering how busy we have been, maybe I should have cleaned my toilets instead. She only wore her costume for 5 minutes... then I started to find pieces of it on the floor at our church building for our trunk or treat. Ah well. I guess we were never shoo-ins for the costume award anyway (but I am proud to say I made them and that the cost was minimal)! Gwen sure loved her shark, though, and wants to wear her costume non-stop around the house.

And apparently, noone could figure out that I was a jelly-fish. No, I was not an umbrella. I thought it looked pretty good, especially with the goldfish and shark alongside, but maybe I wasn't so obvious as I supposed. Eric's costume subtlety went over EVERYONE's heads. They all thought he just didn't dress up. No no. It is a pun. and it is punny. He's a "muscle"... "mussel"... goes along with the ocean theme? get it? get it?... but no one got it. Or could appreciate the humor because he is definitely NOT what most people would call a muscle... :P and he said it first, not me!

I'll have to do another post with the fun things we've been doing around here, but this week is too busy. I've got to turn in my 60 page thesis in a week!


  1. I love the jellyfish...and the mussel. Awesome!

  2. I am very impressed. I think I decided I'm just not a Halloween-costume-making-Mom....and that makes me sad. Your little girls are going to have great memories and I bet Caroline wears it more over the next year.

  3. You totally look like a jellyfish! Too bad no one got the muscle/mussel pun.

  4. I most sincerely hope that you are planning to post and tell us all about this thesis of yours when you have made it through the crucible of final revisions and defense...which I feel quite certain that you will do with grace and aplomb. Congrats on your general AWESOMENESS!

  5. In case you were wondering, I could tell immediately upon seeing the photo that you were a jellyfish. I didn't get the mussel pun without explanation (mostly because I couldn't tell what was on his shirt by looking on my phone), but I think it's perfectly clever! This year my girls are wearing the same dress-up costumes they wore last year. It's just not worth the effort; they'll get candy anyway. ;)

  6. Really?!? No one recognized you as a jellyfish? I think it looks great! They girls looked SO cute too. And I was totally laughing about the mussel. Great punny idea!

  7. Elisa so many thing to say!!!!!!! Your blog and comments on my blog always make me so happy! You have a contagious personality and I love it. It makes me miss you and your goodness. I am so very blessed to have meet you while we lived in OHIO.

    I loved your costumes and know before reading that you were a jellyfish!!!!!! I totally got it and love it. Way to get your craft on.

    Also I saw your working on your thesis!!!! So exciting. I think a huge congrats for that is in order. And to think I was there when you started this whole endeavor. Way to go you can do it. Excited to read about how it goes.

    Good luck and miss you all.