With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: More Fun than Scary

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Fun than Scary

It was such fun preparing this post and seeing again the pictures of the kids growing up.
The expressions on their little faces
made me laugh at times gone by.

I guess my mom bought this pattern for someone else because the 1953 date is before I was born. Though I don't have a picture, I wore the pink bunny costume she made from this pattern when I was a baby.

Here is the same costume on one of my babies back in 1981.
I crocheted a new headpiece and carrots but the outfit is the same one.
The brown mouse was one that I made.
Looks like these little ones were getting sleepy!
Abbey in 1992
Why are whiskers on babies so cute?
A vintage clown pattern, also from 1953.
Could Jamie possibly had more fun being a clown???
Erin and Abbey wearing the costume too.
Jamie & Jill... role playing

The evening always ended at Pop-Pop's house to celebrate his birthday.
He loved that his birthday was on Halloween.
He got such a kick seeing his children and grandchildren all dressed up in costumes.

To make these Bumble Bee costumes, I remember dying white thermal underwear with Ritz Dye in a large pot on the stove... If that didn't look like a witches brew!

These chubby little bees made me laugh the most...
Do you think we stuffed them enough!?!

Applying make-up to an adorable little face.

Abbeys turn to be a bee.

This was my ambitious year...
Popeye (notice the arm muscles made from ace bandages) & his spinach can,
Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea,
Wimpy and his hamburger. (gotta love the eyebrows and mustache!)

This was the year we improvised and pulled stuff out of the dress-up box.

Having fun with sweet friends Amy (are you reading this Amy?) and Aria (who now lives in heaven).

Abbey as a one-eared leopard (She did have both when she left the house)
Always room for (a little) birthday cake even after all that candy!
Missing you Pop-Pop!

What we would do just because a grandchild asks...
even go to his school looking like this!
B~O~O!Cindy of My Romantic Home has lots more Show & Tell Friday to see!
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Mildred said...

Adorable pictures and such wonderful memories. Wishing you and yours a grand weekend.

marie said...

Wonderful memories! I love hand-made costumes. I (sadly) gave away all the ones I made. But I do have some photos to remind me of them.
I think it's so sweet that your grandchildren wear costumes their parents wore.

Lady Farmer said...

Such fun!
Your photos must be much more organized than mine! It would have taken me ages to find all of them!

nina said...

I had a quick browse through your site, because I am off the the childrens school for a fun day, but I will come back and read more thoroughly! I can clearly see that God has an influence in this blog and in your lives. Even when I look at you profile picture, I see the love of God reflecting from you! Thanks for visiting my site, it is amazing to share so much with someone I have just met!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, what fun! I love all the different costumes and the patterns are awesome!

have a wonderful day!

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Love your costumes and cannot believe you still have the old patterns. I love when people save things.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow. I should have sent my kids to your house for costumes!! Great pictures, great costumes!! I love the picture of you and your hubby dressing up with your grandson. Very nice!!

Hootin' Anni said...

This was such and enjoyable post!!! I love Halloween, and I LOVED your nostalgic look into the past. Awesome.

My Show n Tell is a slide show this week.

Happy weekend, happy Halloween if you observe it...no matter, just BE SAFE!

CLICK HERE for my Show n Tell

Leann said...

These are some terrific memories as well as costumes. And you little clown is definitely cuter than the one I showed yesterday.

Loved seeing your family!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So many great costumes and wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Great memories that you have shared. Love the old patterns.. Such sweet kiddos

A Little Of This And That said...

So adorable! The bunny and bee costumes brought back memories of when mine was a wee thing. And, yes, whiskers on children are the cat's meow.

crochet lady said...

Fun, creative costumes.
I always liked dressing up as a kid for Halloween and I made some fun costumes for my boys, my favorite was a tiger costume made out of polar fleece.

Nany said...

Wonderful memories...and lovable costumes

The Watts Family said...

Oh how cute!! loved all the pictures ~Thanks for the link you shared on my blog ~Blessings Heather :D

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just adorable!

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I love the old pictures! And passing down the costumes makes so many special memories! Thank you so much for sharing! -April

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are all such great costumes! What a great thing to show for Show and Tell! My grandmother's birthday was on Halloween too!


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