Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Trick or Treaters

Long time, no blog. I have been using all my spare time making costumes! Hopefully I will be able to share pumpkin carving and Grandfather Mountain pictures later this week. We have out of state guests coming in and out for the next couple weeks though, so we will see.

Onto Halloween.

I thought he wouldn't make it a block in this costume, but he was a trooper! He kept up with everyone. He loves his robot costume. When I was making it he kept coming in the garage as I added each element and saying, "Oh! Sanka you, mama!"

What? Haven't you ever seen a pirate in Crocs before? That was this pirates footwear of choice. :)

My best friend's dad made Sophie this harp to complete her costume. She loves it so much. He sent it all the way from California for her. Thanks Phil!

And her wings!

We start trick or treating at dusk here since it doesn't get dark until about 7 before daylight savings. Our cul-du-sac all sits up at the corner together, so this is where the kids started their adventure.

The kids were cold and ready to head home by 8. We warmed up by the fire and then decided we would head to the airport with Kevin's dad and brother to surprise Babushka (Kevin's mom). She was flying in just after 9 and didn't think she would be seeing us until the next day. She was so surprised and the kids made many weary travelers' day. They were like little celebrities and I couldn't believe how many people wanted to take their pictures. It was fun to put a smile on so many faces. The kids ended up talking to a young female pilot who they were convinced was dressed as a "policia." She thought that was great!

The pirate, the ladybug, and the robot all slept on the way to the airport.

This just made me laugh so I took a picture. It is not every day you see a man walking with a pirate on one arm and a robot on the other through an airport parking garage.

Greeting Babushka as she steeped off the escalator:


The Monroe 6 said...

HOLY COW Krista!!!!
You MADE those costumes???
Martha Stewart has nothin' on you!

They look adorable by the way!
The kiddos are precious as usual!
I hope all is well!

Melissa said...

You did an excellent job on each costume! Sophie absolutely looks like a precious angel in the closeup picture you posted.

Jewel said...

Soooo cute, Krista!! :) You have inspired me to put more effort into my kiddo's costumes!! Haha!! Hope you guys are doing well...

Julie said...

Wow! Those costumes are amazing!!! You've waited a long time to celebrate Halloween with your kiddos - I'm sure it was such a joy to be able to go all out. :)
Are those working lights I see on the robot costume? The "Oh Sanku, Mama" comment is just priceless. They are all great, but I think that ladybug is my fave. Little Lilly Bug! Can't wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas - what a year 2008 will be!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! You are superwoman! How did you find time with 4 kids to MAKE costumes?? They are great!!

Kathy and Matt said...


auntie maya said...

super sissy ~ i love you. the costumes came out amazing!!

Drew, Michelle, Luke and Tetyana said...

You have my vote for mom of the year!!! You did such a great job. I wish we lived closer so I could meet you!

I can't wait to see what you whip up for Thanksgiving!

The kids looked amazing!

Michelle said...

Hey Krista!
To be honest I was just stopping by to see some pics here :) No time to read these days, I'm exhausted by the time there is a moment for myself :)
I just wanted to tell you that I would love for us to get together sometime soon. Have you guys been to the Lazy 5 Ranch yet? Friends from church adopted 2 little boys from Russia in July and we were talkking about going together soon. It would be great if you guys could go with us.

OK, out of brain power! :) You guys look great, beautiful family!!

Christine said...

Wow, you outdid yourself! Great costumes!