Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Festivites!

I'M A WIND UP DOLL!

It started at 5:30 AM. My wonderful neighbor agreed to curl my hair for me. It took a lot longer than I thought, but it turned out perfect! I think it made the costume. Thanks Alisha!

I came home, got dressed, and was putting the finishing touches on my costume when Manny Rameriz (aka Tommy's sister Laura) walked in. She works at Xango with Tommy. They ride together to work everyday so she was at our house to pick him up. She looked really good.



I got to school right before the bell rang. The kids were so excited and happy to show off their costumes. I decided to take a quick picture before their costumes got messed up. Don't they look so cute!



Last year during recess we got all the first and second grade teachers together for a picture. We had so much fun with it last year we decided to do it again. Look at all of their cute costumes. You can't help but love these people when you spend so much time with them!




Shortly after in walked my Halloween lifesaver. Melanie helped me with my costume last year and I loved it, so I decided to enlist her help again this year. She told me she was going to be a wind up doll this year. I saw her daughter's costume last year and knew it would be a cute one so we ended up both being wind up dolls. Melanie thanks for all your help with the costume. I got so many compliments on how "cute" I looked. Thanks again!




This was the coolest part of the my costume. The key that was in my back had an on and off switch and when you turned it on the key actually turned. This was the best part of the whole costume. Check out the video.

video


After school Tommy and I went to my Mom and Dad's for homemake chili, cider, and donuts and pictures! YUMMY! This has a been a tradition in my family since I was a little girl so we had to go.


Here is a picture of me, my mom, and my sister. She dressed up as Mary Poppins.


My sister's were there with their kids so we had to take some pictures. Heather's family were Nintendo characters (Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Peach) What a cute idea and super easy costumes!




Tiffany's kids were dressed up as a dog and a cat. If you know their family you know that these costumes fit them well!



Overall we had a really great Halloween. Thanks to everyone that made this Halloween a great one for us!

20 comments:

Pays said...

Awesome costume Holly!! I love it. I'm sad that I just missed you at your parents house. I saw Heather as she was on her way out but missed you:( Maybe another time! You have one good lookin' class as well....I'm sure you are an awesome teacher!!

Kristin said...

That is one of the cutest, most unique costumes I have ever seen! You looked AWESOME! I wish you had come to the ward party dressed up!!!

Kendal & Alissa said...

I love your costume! How did you make that key? That's so much fun to see your class all dressed up with the teachers too. Kendal and I don't remember dressing up at school. Is that new?

Lindz said...

What a cute costume Holly!! You look adorable!! =)

Rundells said...

You are so clever. That was such a cute costume.

Dawn said...

Okay-first of all super cute costume! And second it is so crazy that you found my blog because just yesterday I was searching facebook wondering if you were on there...if you are I didn't find you. But then I thought I bet she has a blog...and I made a plan to search for it today! Then I sit down at the computer and there is a comment from you. I can't tell you how excited I was! Thank you for your sweet comments about my preschool. It is going well. Anyway we should really get together...I would love to catch up. email me...dawnrtaylor@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

you are too sweet! i think the costume turned out adorable because of the person IN IT!
glad you are part of my life AND my daughter's life.
we enjoy every minute with mrs. deaver!

Jedda said...

Holly you are so CUTE! You totally made the costume! Cool that it really turns too! It looks like you had a ton of fun! Wish we could have come by and seen you!

Aaron & Kensie said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is your costume? That looks so good I bet your students just loved it. Yea that we are in November, almost Christmas and it feels like after January school just flies by.

Carrie said...

You looked absolutely adorable on Halloween! Way cute costume! So glad you had a fun day!

Carrie said...

That costume is so adorable. THat is the cutest idea. I love it.

Kendal & Alissa said...

Holly can you do me a favor and log into Kristy Cooks blog and leave her a comment for me. She wants to be invited to my blog once I go private, but she didn't leave an email address and I have no way of getting in contact with her. Thanks!!!!

Kristy said...

Totally one of the coolest costumes I have ever seen! You look so awesome! Man...your costume, your cake, your enrichment...if I could one day be as creative as Holly Deaver! I would be soo cool! :)

Bart and Krista said...

I am SO impressed with your costume. I can totally see Melanie helping out with that one. She is one creative person! I miss Manila. Your class is SO cute. There's nothing like Halloween with 2nd graders. It makes the whole holiday. It's just not the same if you aren't in elementary school.

AMY said...

You win the prize for coolest costume! I can't believe it actually turned! I have always thought how fun being a teacher would be, especially for holidays. Looks like you had a really fun Halloween.

The Workman's said...

Holly
you're AMAZING!! I just got called to be the enrichment leader in our new ward I would love to hear more of the details. Also Where is Tommy and his costume! I don't know why but he seems like the type of guy that would love to dress up. am I wrong??? Your costume and all of your sweet little students were so cute. We miss you guys!

HayLee said...

Your on my list. It was good to see you guys too. I really am planning a vacation. We miss you guys and once we are settled in you'll have to come up and visit.

Shanna said...

too funny! I don't dress up for halloween, one year when I was prego with Kesley I dressed up as a prego cheerleader. It was pretty funny. Cory is not one for this holiday, so I haven't ever since our first year of marriage!! Great Job Alisha. Love the pictures Holly. You make such a cute doll. I just think you needed Tommy as a Soldier. Ha that would have been funny!!!

The Hurst Family said...

Hi Holly,
I don't know if you'll ever read this comment, but if you do, you're invited to hop over and share the fun at the Hurst family blog. We're at hurstfamily88.blogspot.com. See you at school doll.

Stewart and Julie Jensen said...

You are the cutest wind-up doll I have ever seen! Wow, will you do me a digg for next Halloween? You are so creative. Now where is Tommy's costume?
Love,
Jewels