Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Present

A few months back while at our family dinner at my parents we were watching Mary Poppins when my mom said something about making me a Mary Poppins costume. And not just some easy costume but the Jolly Holiday costume
My mom also mentioned that if I found a Bert she would make it. I thought about making my own advertisement like the kids on Mary Poppins...Wanted a Bert preferably British...

I wouldn't even had to have change the words that much! But thankfully my mom offered to make me the dress this Halloween even with out Bert.
Mary Poppins Costume
I know amazing right! I decided that since William & Gracie wouldn't get to do a big thing for Halloween I would offer to take the to Schnepf Farms for their Halloween Carnival. Also to let Debbie & Russ get some rest after all the sleep they have been losing over this guy.
Side note, yes I was there for the birth of this amazing little guy (Joseph) and no I am not sure if I am going to do a post about it. But I will tell you what I told my friend Melissa the next day "it was intense, crazy, hard, gross & beautiful all at the same time." Ok maybe that isn't an exact quote but it was something close. For those who don't know Debbie had Joseph at home and completely natural, which probably wouldn't have been a big deal if it wasn't for the fact that he weighed ten pounds and five ounces.

Alright back to Halloween carnival. William was Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor style. When we walked in through the gates they were painting faces. A guy asked William what he wanted, I expected him to not know. But he pointed around his mouth and said I just want it right here, the guy asked what he wanted painted and William answered a moustache & beard like Obi-Wan. I took this picture so he could see what he looked like.
Next we went to the Carousel, which I thought was very fitting since I was dressed as Mary Poppins.

I love how William looks like a little man in this picture!
I think I am going to change this to my profile picture on facebook. I love roller coasters and putting my hands up and William & Gracie saw others doing it and he did this all on his own.
I didn't even know he had a dimple.
I was really nervous that it would be to scary for Gracie but as you can see from this picture she loved it. Which is really surprising is that she was totally asleep on me in line. I had to wake her up to go. But as soon as we were done she was bouncing up & down saying she wanted to go again.

I know this is a weird picture but I liked it.
After the ride the kids wanted dinner, so we got shaved ice. Hey that is what they wanted and what can I say I am their aunt.

It was an awesome day, one that I will cherish for years to come.
Favorite Parts...
One: when we were leaving and I heard a little girl say look Mary Poppins so I waved. William said to me everyone thinks you look pretty. He can be so sweet it actually make my heart hurt.
Two: Even though my arms & my back hurt right now, holding Gracie as she slept in the long line for the roller coaster. I love that she is so tiny and still likes to be held.
Three: Driving home and playing Disney songs & hearing William & Gracie singing You Can Fly from Peter Pan, them singing that song is my new favorite.
Last: When leaving a little girl came up to me and told me I was pretty. I don't think she knew who I was suppose to be but she knew it was someone pretty. I got so many complements on my dress and I would just beam with pride & tell them my mother made it for me.


  1. Thank you so much for taking my kids to that. They had a really fun time and their halloween would have been pretty lame if left up to me. When I was telling William that it was Halloween he said, "today?, then why don't we have any decorations up?" I felt bad. Thanks for making it seem like Halloween for them.

  2. You are the greatest aunt! And your mom is so incredible. You look practically perfect in every way, but without the practically. :)

  3. You are so pretty! I can't get over how perfect that outfit is. Glad it was such a wonderful day. I have to agree with you -- I love anything pumpkin -- but no one else in this family does! I love making pumpkin desserts, and no one here will eat them, so I guess now I know who I can share with.

  4. Oh, how I love everything about this post. Love the costume so, so much; your mom is amazing and you look gorgeous (all those people were right!). I love that you took Debbie's kids to a) make Halloween fun for them, and b) give Russ and Debbie a break. I love that you love those kids so much. You ARE the best aunt around, Connie! :)

  5. that little gracie looks JUST like debbie did when she was little!

    and your mom is SERIOUSLY one of the very most amazing women that i know! your dress was amazing. but what do you expect!!...