Friday, October 9, 2009

Flashback Friday

I thought I had the best idea: do a Flashback Friday every week in October with old Halloween photos. Then I looked at the calendar and realized that I already missed a Friday this month. I had good intentions, at any rate. I'll make no promises about future posts, but I will do one today.


Here were are in October 2005 as The Incredibles. These were super easy costumes to make. I think this is the one year that I had the costumes ready before the day of the Ward party.

There was a time when Maia and Mason liked to dress up in whatever red and black clothes they could find and play Incredibles together. They also liked to point out how our family was kind of like the Indredibles (before Mackenna was born). To get Mason to do anything at this point in time, all I had to do was say, "Mason, go take your plate to the sink--fast as Dash!" If I added "fast as Dash" to my requests, they would always be obeyed with haste.

The idea of being The Incredibles for Halloween did present one problem for us: we had an extra child. Obviously, Maia, Mason, my Michael and I were fine with our roles and it made sense to have Mackenna be Jack-Jack (though I called her Jackie-Jackie for the night). Then, the idea came to me to have my Teensy dress as the costume designer to the superheroes: Edna Mode. Scale wise, it was perfect to have our two-year-old play the little lady. She donned her black dress, black cropped wig and thick glasses. I laughed and laughed at how adorable she looked.

Then, we went to the party where she saw every other girl her age dressed as a beautiful princess. I felt like the most cruel of all mothers as I heard her compliment her little friends on their elegant gowns while she was ensconsed in black from head to toe. Don't worry, dear friend and devoted reader, I made sure that she had girly costumes for the next three years: Sharpay from High School Musical, Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, and Tour Guide Barbie from Toy Story 2.


Seriously, she did look adorable, though, right?

13 comments:

Heidi said...

I can't wait to see more costumes!

Greg and Nicole Jensen said...

I remember that year! I am so impressed every year with the costumes you come up with.

Mary said...

You tease I need all the pictures at once. I'm always so excited by your crafty cuteness at halloween.

Brandon and Jen Jensen said...

That is ever so creative. You never cease to impress!

Tracy said...

No pressure. But have you started working on this year's costumes? Time is flying by! Better hurry! Oh, but first, do my dress!

Laurrel said...

I loved this year of costumes and I don't think I've ever seen a cuter Edna!

Jenni said...

Oh my Marlee was so cute as Edna!! I can't wait to see pictures of what you guys are this year!:)

Deb said...

i think that was my favorite of your family costumes. awesome.

Sommer said...

Wow that is just too cute for words!

laura said...

For me, this was one of your best years. And really it was in large part because of Marlee. Those glasses...perfection!

nicole said...

oh mendy- someday I'm going to hire you to dress my family for Halloween-seriously-I lack the enthusiasm but admire the creativity. this is priceless-i can't wait to see the rest!

Rachel said...

I LOVE the Edna Mode! So cute!

Cami said...

Awesome. I remember this one well. I'm sure it was totally "easy" to do. :)

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