Monday, October 27, 2008

We're Off To See The Wizard
























































Hope has been dreaming a big Halloween dream for months. She loves the Wizard of Oz. She wanted us to ALL dress up for the Halloween Carnival at church (where she remembered that Ms. Shauna was dressed up as a witch last year...she says the wicked witch.) She wanted to be Dorothy, of course. She wanted her Daddy to be the Tin Man. She wanted Noah to be the Cowardly Lion. And she wanted me to be Glinda the good witch. John and I are not really the dressing up type of folks. But, she wanted us to sooo badly, we finally caved. I really didn't think I could pull off Glinda's pink dress, and I was shocked (and appalled) at the price of Glinda's costume. I had to convince Hope to let me be a scarecrow. She was upset because obviously, The scarecrow is a boy. I told her I would be a girl scarecrow with pigtails, and she finally agreed. After a few tears. It really almost broke me down and I almost forked over the cash. I kept trying to buy John a tin man costume on ebay, but I didn't think the One Size Fits Most would fit his 6'2"-ness. He told me not to worry about it, that he would handle it. He sent me to Hobby Lobby with a short list. Poster board, silver spray paint and silver make-up. So I grabbed those and the scarecrow supplies. Then, my very wonderful mother said that she would put it together for me so I could go to bed Saturday night! Love her! To say I had my doubts that John could pull this off is an understatement. He had only spray painted his shoes before Sunday. I had to work at the church setting up the carnival all day Sunday, which means he had both babies by himself, was going to have to get them fed, napped and dressed AND get his costume made and on and be back to the church by 4:30. Again, I had my doubts. He did it though! When they pulled up, I had my costume on and Hope was just beaming. She was so proud of all of us. At that moment, I knew it had all been worth it. We had a great night! I only got these 2 pictures on my camera, but I know Deni has some more for me, so I will have to add those later! Hope wanted a picture of us holding hands, so I will add those later too! Oh, and we WON the costume contest! We weren't even going for a prize, but it was definitely a bonus. I am so glad my girl is a dreamer, and I am happy we could help make this dream come true for her!

6 comments:

Michele said...

How cute! You guys look awesome. And, for some odd reason, seeing you all dressed up like characters from the Wizard of Oz made me miss you even more!

tallgirl said...

That's adorable. I have an old dorthy costume in my closet and was thinking next year we might all go as the wizard of Oz. You beat me to it!

Anonymous said...

this is awesome! You guys really look great... and yes, it IS worth it when your child is so excited... I've been there myself!

--Samantha

Julie said...

I love it! Y'all look fantastic! John is quite the trooper for wearing all that silver paint. Hope looks adorable, as usual! :)

Jen said...

OMG! That is so awesome.

Yummy Mommy Mia and Daddy Al said...

Wow, what a great idea! You all look soo cute!