Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pre-Halloween Festivities

Incidentally, I love our neighborhood. I've never lived anywhere that did so many organized activities and traditions together. I love the feeling of neighborliness and friendliness. They (someone?) did a little sneaky treat drop off where (unfortunately kind of like a chain letter-) you had to make 3 copies and then reciprocate to others in the neighborhood. You then had to tape the little 'Boo" sign to your door to indicate that you had already received it and for 'them' to pass on by. Little I know, but I enjoyed driving around the neighborhood inspecting all the front doors to see who had participated in this little scheme. I felt like we were in on something.
Our neighborhood did a Trick or Treating night on Saturday since it was the last non-school night before the actual Halloween. We debated whether we should take Bella since we are 'Trunk or Treating' at church on Halloween, but of course we had to take her. It just sneaked up on me since it was so many days before the actual Halloween.She was a 'Princess Witch' for lack of a better name. It is a Target costume since I still lack the sewing skills I desire. She was very cute. I bought these children's tights that were 'One size fits most' and they were enormous. We put them on her over her shoes since we didn't have any matching shoes. When we were undressing her for bed, Timm performed an experiment.
Here she is appeasing our request, though you can tell she is nearing her limit. (If you look closely, that 'smile' is very near the crossover to crying. Also note the unspent tears in her eyes.)
Now she is imploring me for help...
Now she's feeling rejected that I didn't assist her but rather encouraged it further while taking pictures-

And now it's too much. She's broken. It's time to put the camera away and pull down her tights. Ha.

12 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh man- nobody does super sad like Bella. She is so cute though- and the tights over the shoes, who would have thought? I too have learned that the 'one size fits most' is grossly scaled to the taller child- which is weird because Mya is tall for her age and tights are SO long on her.

So glad you are loving your neighborhood...a block party sounds just awesome and like the perfect thing to get one out and meeting people.

charlotte said...

Bella is SO SO SO SO SO SO cute!!! Those tights are hilarious. I'm glad you're liking your neighborhood--that always makes things easier!

Kim said...

Love the "Princess Witch" costume and the trick with the tights.
Isn't child exploitation what Halloween is really all about anyway?? :)

Bridget said...

Those faces of hers are adorable. Who could resist such a sad face! Our neighborhood also did the boo treat scheme but we got hit on a particularly bad week so we were hit twice-so we delivered that many more treats around! I do like a neighborhood that involves everyone so that we all get to know each other better.

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Oh, poor Bella. That costume though is so cute.

Diana said...

Bella is a little doll. I love her braids. The costume is very cute and I love costumes from Target:)
Our ward did that BOO thing a couple of years ago and then did it at Christmas time a couple of years ago too but I think it's cool that just a neighborhood (not assoicated with a church) is doing it. I can't wait to live in a neighborhood like yours.

Karli said...

cute cute costume! I don't know if one could have been made that is as cute! It's fun to find it and have it done already, too.

Your neighborhood does sound quaint and fun. Ours is too spread out (live way in the country) but something like that could still be fun to do with our few neighbors...or within the 5 mile square radius or something!

K

Jill said...

Those tights are hilarious! Poor Bella, she knew the joke was on her eh?

How nice that your neighborhood is so friendly and hosts all sorts of activities. I think the ding, dong, ditch Boo thing is so fun.

Claudissima said...

oh...i LOVE THOSE TIGHTS....cute little girl.

Robin said...

Awesome pictures (: I have to agree with the consensus thus far, Bella is ridiculously cute.

And Timm's experiment cracked me up. Granted, I do feel bad for poor Bella, who obviously realizes it's at her expense, but I can just see Timm suggesting an experiment such as this.

dpw and llamaly said...

Emily and I have just laughed ourselves silly looking at the progression of Bella's photos. She looks like a cute little sad Dr. Suess character!

mom said...

Totally entertaining! And, Bella looks WAY too old in that first photo.

Trust Timm to get a kick out of that whole thing. Come on, mom, "where aaaare you?" (in Bella voice....

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