Monday, November 3, 2008

October 31 Shenanigans

My cupcakes looked like deflated cornbread muffins and my frosting was lumpy! I tried though. I've tried to make cupcakes a couple of times now. I have the KitchenAid mixer, the silicon kitchenAid muffin pan, the finest ingredients (we have the finest sugar ever--hee hee), a chef for a husband, and yet my cupcakes are less than spectacular(waaayyy less than spectacular)....sigh. Well the rest of Halloween was fun, and yes my cupcakes didn't taste horrendous, and Hazel was DYING to try them...so I felt better.






Anyone who knows Hazel Rei knows she LOVES the movie Annie. She has been a huge fan for awhile now. She can sit and watch the entire movie, she laughs, she sings...she is in love with Annie. So it was pretty easy to pick out her costume this year. We enlisted the talents of her wonderful, beautiful, lovely Abuelita who took my pathetic measurements over the phone and transformed them into a beautiful Annie dress. Pfft with the store bought costumes haphazardly sown together with poor fabric...Abuelita's dress was sown beautifully and made with love!!!


Our plan was to stay home, make a yummy meal, carve pumpkins, and hand out candy. That morning I discovered that our local squirrel had eaten oh about 3/4 of each of our 3 pumpkins given to us by Ney Ney & Gramps Bill that were grown near their property in upstate NY...I was angry!!! Also Hazel was invited by her friends next door to go trick or treating with them. So with carving pumpkins out of the question we decided to go for a bit. Hazel loved it!!!! She carried her pumpkin loot bag (calling it her "purse") around running from house to house with her friends. It was hard to keep up with them....seriously! Jade (aka Sandy) had fun watching the kids run around as she was carried by Daddy (aka Daddy Warbucks)...and I walked down the streets in my 2 1/2 inch heels..dying by the end of it...getting totally into character as Miss Hannigan. We had a blast, ended our evening by handing out candy to a wopping 3 trick or treaters (leaving us with a TON of candy left over) and by eating Halloween hamburgers! Having kids really makes you appreciate how they love things like Halloween and how innocent it really is...it's cool costumes, friends, and candy and how they will have awesome memories!!!
Here we are: Joe (Daddy Warbucks), Me (Miss Hannigan), Hazel (Annie), and Jade (Sandy)....







10 comments:

Auntie Ally said...

You guys all looked so great. Thanks for posting the pictures. I was dying to see them and was so sad we couldn't be there.

Joanne said...

You guys are SO cute:D
Love the costumes! Love the hamburger!
Love you guys!!

Mary Montgomery said...

I LOVE IT!!! All of you look so great:) So umm any kit kats left????? I love you and can't wait to see all of you!

Anonymous said...

these are the cutest halloween pics i ever saw! your costumes look awesome. your girls look like the happiest girls in the world!!! i love you guys.... xoxoxo Auntie Susie

Anonymous said...

If I can't be there at least I can see you in pictures. Thank you so much. You all look great. Hazel makes a wonderful Annie and little Jade she is just awesome. Love, you all. Love, Abuelita.

Kebble said...

I love those pictures keep them coming. I want some candy can you send me some I will be waiting by my mail box. Love Auntie Kebble

Corynne Escalante said...

so, i tried to make cookies 2 different times while in connecticut last week and both times they turned out flat. same recipe as always, yet... so, maybe its not you, but the altitude...

Christian said...

Could the Montgomerys be any more awesome?? I think not! First it's baby discos and now the coolest most greatest matching costumes ever! I love it!

Sara said...

Love the family costume! Hazel is a perfect Annie! And as long as the cupcakes taste good-it's all good.

Erin said...

I swear that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. You guys all looked so great and I can't believe how much Hazel looked like Annie. Grams did a great job!