Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!



(Some fantastic jack-o-lanterns we saw while trick-or-treating tonight.)

Willow had a grand old time being a cowgirl in the fabulous costume given to her by her friend, Soren. People in our neighbourhood we didn't even know said the neighbours were calling them to be on the look-out for the cute cowgirl. For the most part she remembered to say "Trick-or-treat" and "Thank You" - but also had an odd tendency to ask complete strangers if they had a dog. We aren't sure what was up with that.

Here is a picture of Willow and her friend Rowan (get it? Both are tree girls - and I didn't even have to finagle that one!) at their school's Halloween parade:



To be honest, I am not sure what to make of the parade. Or rather, some of the costumes these kids were wearing. Her school is only K-3, so I am assuming that in 3rd grade they would be 8-9 years old. Wait - how can that be? I was 11 in 6th grade. Anyway - for the sake of argument I will say 8-9 years old. I saw one girl in a devil's costume that consisted of a spandex mini-dress, freakin' fishnet stockings, and 2.5 inch heels. Another girl - and I am effin not kidding one bit, was wearing a french maid's outfit - ruffly underpants and all. This treatment of little girls (I don't even want to give it the s-word because I don't want to attract ickiness to my blog) just disgusts me.

There were some cool costumes - some pretty realistic werewolves, a girl dressed up in a lovely sari, and a boy dressed up as Michael Phelps (8 medals and all!). The majority of girls seemed to be dressed as a Disney princess or Super Girl - and as for boys, Batman and Indiana Jones seemed to rule. One boy in Willow's class was dressed up as Iron Man - and he turned around to me while we were walking back to class and he said, "Wait - who am I again?"

Happy Halloween!

12 comments:

Teri said...

I've been waiting all day for this post to see W in her cowgirl outfit!! And it was worth the wait! Holy cuteness!!

As for the comments regarding dressing up little girls in big girl outfits - I'm with ya, it disgusts me as well (what were their parents thinking!!!) And if the parents didn't come up with the costume ideas, then what are these girls exposed to that makes them think that dressing like that is okay???

tara said...

Cute hat!! We saw lots of Indies too but not so many s*** outfits. Maybe because its Idaho. I did see invites to harvest parties that said no scary costumes (witches, devils, ect). 2 of my 3 kids were scary.

mom said...

And she got to wear her pink cowgirl boots!!
Love & Hugs

Bezzie said...

She is a cute cowgirl! Chunky's school is k-6 so I'm not sure how old the skanky ones were. I can't tell anymore!!

turtlegirl76 said...

She looks so cute and happy in her costume!!

I can't believe people let their little children dress like that. French Maid? Really? Fishnets on an 8 year old? Um.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Willow looks so cute!! Love that costume!

cpurl17 said...

She looks so cute in her cowgirl costume!

Lee said...

Both girls are very cute. And as far as Iron Man, I often have to ask that very question.

Nell said...

She looks adorable. I wholeheartedly agree with you about the questionable taste in girls costumes. And parents wonder where they went wrong!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I had boys!!! Willow is super cute as a cowgirl! Happy Halloween!! Jaimes

Tami said...

Hey Jo,
Your pumpkins look great.

I dont think the turkish turbins are edible, I believe they are in the gourd family. I like them for decoration. You could maybe even make one into a cool birdhouse once they dry completely.

Zonda said...

Love her costume!