Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Hoopla

We Thelin's love Halloween. I think I have almost as many Halloween decorations as I do Christmas. Between carving pumpkins and dressing up, it may just be the "most wonderful time of year."

This summer we read the 1st five books of the Harry Potter Series. When choosing their costumes the girls went with Harry Potter, of course. Marley made one of the best Hermoine I have seen with that hair of hers. She also had the teeth to match. Macie originally wanted to be Harry, but then decides she would be Ginny Weasley (we forgot to spray her hair red that day.) So we had two from the house of Griffindor. Macie asked me once if there really was a Hogwarts school, would I let her go? I said yes, but then I don't think I would want to put her in that kind of danger so I am now rescinding. :)


Trenton first told us he wanted to be a princess. Yes, that is right. So after many prayers and the influence of his cousins, we talked him into Indiana Jones. The whip was the clincher. I am soon going to hide it since I don't like him trying to whip and grab, household objects anymore. He may look like Indy, but he doesn't have his skills...yet.


This year, Taryn was a Skeleton and Dorothy. The skeleton costume is one I bought when Macie was first born. All my kids have worn it, so I had to keep the tradition. Taryn also work sparkly kicks rather than slippers. I took a modern twist to the costume.


Justin went as Wolverine. In case you can't tell that is Justin and not Hugh Jackman (I know the similarity is uncanny)


For those of you who don't know I am actually a super hero nut. My younger brother Nathan and I would watch the cartoons after school together. Most of my knowledge is in The X-Men and Batman series. So for my costume I choose one of my favorite female superheros...Storm. My kids said I looked like an old lady. They apparently don't have the same appreciation for Storm that I do.

It isn't just my family, but the extended family is just as into it as I am. Here is the rest of my "super " family. From left to right...Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Wolverine and Storm, The Joker and Poison Ivy, Moonbeam and Nacho Libre. We are so cool!

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween, cause we sure did.

12 comments:

Chelsea said...

It has been so long since I have blogged, it is time to catch up. Yours is my first, and WOW you guys look awesome! You would have made an awesome super hero, maybe in the next life. AND your family pictures turned out amazing. I am going to have to set up a time with mari soon! Let's get together soon...

Jessica said...

Looks like you guys had a great Halloween! Your costumes turned out amazing, as usual. And I'm glad Trenton decided to go with Indiana Jones. And Marley...you are right...best Hermione I have ever seen as well! Mace made a great Ginny and I love Taryn's kicks! I'm glad you got to fulfill your dream of being Storm :)...you look awesome. And being married to Hugh must be pretty great! :) Love you guys. Great job, Ashley.

Tiffany said...

You guys are awesome. I loved the group shot of all my cousins as super hero's. Fun Fun Fun.

Jerai Moulton said...

Oh goodness! What a sad time of year for me to live in Idaho! Although it does make me feel better when I hear about and see pictures of your fun halloween adventures! I do think that Marley and Macie did a fantastic job of Hermoine and Ginny. They are two of my favorite Harry Potter characters. Trent looks like a stud in his Indiana Jones costume and I'm so glad you had Taryn wear the skeleton costume! Don't forget that not just your kids have worn that one! =) And now for the adult fun! Way to go every one! Growing up with the older brothers that I did, I do know a thing or two about X-Men and no, I didn't think you looked like a grandma--I think you looked AWESOME! When it comes to X-Men, Wolverine and Storm are the best! I also could have guessed that Jeremy would have been Joker and Nipper would have been Nacho--no surprise there.

JWolfgramm said...

Great costumes!! you look awesome Ash!

Chiara said...

How did I know you'd post right after Halloween?!? ;)-
You guys are awesome! For someone who hates Halloween you make me wish I liked it! I miss you guys! The kids are HUGE and darling...as always!

Sabine Schindler said...

What a fun blog! I am really into Halloween as well (funny for a native German) and love to see what costumes everyone picked. Your kids all look great! And it's so awesome that your whole family gets into it. Makes me wish even more we lived closer!!

The Thelins said...

Love all the pictures. What a great Halloween!!!

Kristie said...

i am so impressed with all the costumes!!!! i have a dream that maybe one day we will be up there to participate in a big family theme. i'm glad you guys had a great halloween!

Emma Crowther said...

So great Ashley. I love your family photo. You did so well on choosing your colors for the photo. Beautiful!

Jeremy and Kristin said...

What a good lookin group. You make Halloween so fun... I might be cathing the spirit after living here 3 years :) I need to get some copies of those pics. Great Halloween

Debbie said...

I loved this! I don't think you look like a grandma either! I completely *knew* you were Storm!

Another great post Ash! I can't believe how big Taryn is already! I love the family photo too and the new blog background! Nicely done! :)

Miss you and missed having an awesome halloween!