Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Preview

Two years ago, we dressed up Daphne in a super cute ladybug costume for Halloween. Unfortunately, she took a bad nap that day and woke up as a little bee (otch). We couldn't get a single good picture of her. (see below)



So, in my old age, I'm getting wiser. I decided I should do some pre-Halloween pictures this year. Taken when my kids are mellow. When the smell of my desire for a good photo shoot isn't tangy in the air. When my pupils aren't dilated with the fear of not getting a single good shot. When they're lulled into a false sense of security, believing that the "dress up" is "just for fun." Suckers. So here is the Halloween preview. Now I will feel OK if they both turn into monsters (which is neither of their costume) on Halloween night.

Beck as monkey


Daphne as witch. Or "princess witch" as she calls it. My way of convincing her that her witch costume was what she wanted to be after she changed her mind.

13 comments:

CaraDee said...

Good idea...
And Beck's costume reminds me of the video for
"You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals...
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel."
Sorry.

Sara said...

What cute little niece and nephew i have! I don't know about that guy with the mustache though!

Becky, yep said...

I am all over this...just takes a Mom once to figure that one out! ALWAYS Snap your pics prior!!!

jennie w. said...

Daphne looks so much like you in that picture!

I love Beck's monkey costume. Much cuter than the one I have.

devri said...

Way cute, and I have to say Daphne looks cute even though she is a witch and not a bee. ;0)

devri said...

Way cute, and I have to say Daphne looks cute even though she is a witch and not a bee. ;0)

Mindi said...

okay, GREAT freaking idea!! two years ago i didn't get a SINGLE PHOTO of ANY OF MY 4 CHILDREN.

it was pretty much my best mothering to date.

i am ON this.

Suzie said...

Clever girl.
(in my best Hannibal impression)

Tiburon said...

How cute are they!?! Great thinkin!

rachel said...

I am snappin' away already...and maddie is going to be a BEE this year! She is totally into winnie the pooh and loves Bees for some reason..she says 'honey' all the time.

MiaKatia said...

I think the pre dress up pictures is a brilliant idea. I haven't even tried my kids costumes on yet to see if they fit. I love the princess witch costume! and the Monkey is adorable.

Christie said...

Great idea! I figured this out too a couple of years ago after I got crappy pics. Your kids look adorable too.

Jen said...

We also took pictures of Mason before Halloween. For some reason when they are little it seems to work out better that way! I love the costumes, they look very cute!!!