Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The Friday before Halloween was the day when everyone was allowed to wear their costumes to school.  But there was a caveat...it had to be a book character- to coincide with the Read-A-Thon.  At the eleventh hour (literally) I decided to go as Skippyjon Jones.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with Skippyjon Jones, I recommend reading one of his books.  They are HILARIOUS!  They are about a siamese cat who wants to be a chihuahua.  Skippito is his alter-ego. 

Anyway, here is my Skippito costume.  Yes, I made it all. 
On Saturday we drove to Tucson to see Zia.  (more on her later).  That night we went to Trunk or Treat at Grama Lucy's church.  It was lots of fun and the girls got lots of candy of course.  BTW, this was the SECOND Trunk or Treat we had attended in as many days. 
I totally loved my costume!!  I even was asked to pose for several pictures by complete strangers!
Minnie Mouse
A purple butterfly.
Phantom of the Opera
What a motley crew we make.  The musketeer is my cousin Denali.
I suffer from the syndrome of wanting to do as many things as possible at all times.  I love being busy and having things to do.  Unfortunately, then I stress over it all.  My Halloween weekend was no exception.
Friday- #1 6:00pm Trunk or Treat at the girls' daycare. 
            #2  7:00pm  Surprise birthday party for a close friend's daughter.  I was in charge of getting her other
                  3 kids to the party on time.  Notice the time crunch.  Insert stresser.
Saturday-  #3  8:00am (actuality-9:30am) drive to Tucson to visit Zia and the rest of Gina's family.  Then
                       drive to Sierra Vista.
                 #4   6:00pm Trunk or Treat
                        10:00pm - depart Sierra Vista to drive home (3 hour drive)
Sunday-  #5  9:00am Sunday School and Church (honestly, I skipped SS so I could sleep)
               #6  4:00pm Costume parade
                #7  5:00pm  insert a wee bit of trick or treating
                #8  6:00pm  - game night at friend's house.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday-  sleep.  Decompress.  Swear I will never do 3 days of Halloween again.  Remind me of this next year, please.


Anonymous said...

Dayna-I regret to inform you that you will do it again next year and the year after that and the year after that...but I bet Gramma Lucy was so excited to see you and the kiddos. Jill

Anonymous said...

And I love your Skippy Jon Jones costume-could you make a guest appearance in my classroom. Jill