halloween | 2014

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Hope you’re not sick of Halloween posts yet, because here comes another one!
I’ll give you one guess as to who Izzy dressed up as this year????
Queen Elsa!
She was SO happy with her costume!  Sam on the other hand is not at all thrilled with his costume, but I still think he makes an adorable little dragon.  Is it bad that I kinda love pictures of toddlers crying in their costumes?  I feel the same way about Santa’s lap pictures.  I just think it’s adorable!!!

Ok, enough is enough there Sam Jam!  He was really timid going up to people’s houses, but after he scored a Blow Pop it was game on.  He went from being drug down the sidewalk like a cat on a leash (no need to call the authorities, he wasn’t really on a leash!) to skipping once he had his paws on that lollipop 😀
This year I decided (last minute – why do I always do this to myself) to make the kids trick-or-treat bags.  It was my first time using the ol’ freezer paper trick and I am LOVING the results.  You can find the tutorial and template downloads that I used here.

Izzy made out this year with several costume changes as you may have seen on my Instagram.  The day of Halloween the school had Book Character Dress Up Day.  Izzy chose the American Girl Doll, Isabelle.  I don’t really think it counts as a book character, but since she had the book it was all good.

And then the following Monday was 50’s Day at school to celebrate the 50th day of school.  You guys, I cannot handle how ADORABLE she is in this!!!
Ok, I’m off to go hit up the kids’ trick-or-treat bags again.  Lord help me, I can’t stay out of them!!!


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    she is so beautiful, shelley! and sam is adorable- i agree about toddlers crying!

  2. Calypso In The Country Avatar

    Your kids are adorable! Such fun ages – I have two boys 8 and 10 so our costumes have definitely gotten less cute! 🙁
    I know what you mean about the candy – I can't stop eating it. I need to get it out of my house!

  3. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    I want to squeeze your littles. They are too cute!!

  4. Unknown Avatar

    Beautiful photos! I, too, relished the photos of kiddos in crying costumes…my oldest HATED anything on his head as a toddler, so we have a tearful Lion and then a tearful Octopus the following year :))

  5. WorthyStyle Avatar

    They are so adorable. I'm with you, why are kids crying in costumes? They should understand its way better than normal pants shoes and shirts! Plus the free candy, glad that turned him around. She looked great in ALL of her costumes, but that 1950s one was adorable.

  6. Mindy Avatar

    That fifties outfit is soooooo cute. Where did you find the shoes?
    I made candy bar cookie bars today with the mass amounts of Halloween candy. I am currently trying to pawn them off on neighbors via FB messaging. LOL

  7. Samantha Hawes Avatar

    I cannot even handle her in that 50's costume!! She is such a beauty, Shelley. You are in trouble when she hits puberty and the boys start taking notice!!! What camera do you use? Your photos are always so good!!

  8. Freckles Chick Avatar

    If there was ever an Elsa doppleganger it's Izzy! I'm floored that you made her costume. #makemykidone How adorable are they, Sam's tears & all haha!

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