Sunday, November 2, 2008

All Hallow's Eve

Grace has always had some trouble saying her full name. So far, she hasn't been able to pull it off quite right. It comes out something like "Grace Uhn-a-ville." I guess it's really not a big deal. But whenever she says it, people look at me like, "I didn't quite catch that...." So, we've been working on it. 

Friday night, a few neighbors stopped by trick-or-treating. We started talking. And after fifteen minutes of chatting, I finally asked their four-year-old what her name was. I couldn't decipher anything. Well, except for what I assumed was an attempt at her last name. It sounded a lot more like an obscenity. So much so that I was afraid to ask her to repeat it. Her parents translated: "Trinity Funk."

I don't care anymore. "Uhn-a-ville" is no big deal.

Our Halloween this year was a thrown together, last minute affair. It's not my favorite holiday. In fact, I would say I get more excited about Lamb Day in Fountain Green Utah. 

Like, way more excited. 

So, without any costume planning, I slid Grace into one of Karlee's old ballet tutus, and added wings from another of her costumes. She became Tinkerbell. We only went to the ward's trunk-or-treat on Wednesday (we didn't do any candy-hunting on actual Halloween), and so I wasn't going to dress Claire up at all. My Mom, though, (ultimate hater of the goulish holiday) surprisingly found this unjust, and felt the necessity to give Claire pigtails and freckles as Pippy-Longstocking.

I think she ends up looking more like a cowgirl.

Judge for yourself.


  1. Look at those three darling girls. Elise, are you dressed up as the best mom in the world? You should be. And Grace and Claire look adorable. My mom and dad are in Dallas and want to see you all if you have time. Call her-805-624-0816 if you can.

  2. I've been patiently waiting and waiting just for this post, what a cute picture! I love it, thank you. And that poor girl, she's going to have a hard time with that name.

  3. Elise, that is a very nice picture of you! And your girls are cute! And HOW CAN YOU HATE HALLOWEEN!!!!?!?!?! That's just crazy! :) And yeah, what a horrible last name for a little kid! hahahaha!

  4. Too cute! Glad you survived Halloween...and so glad that I found your blog!

  5. I wish I had Grace's costume for Halloween. Man, I would feel like such a Fairy Princess!

  6. Very Cute! I love the freckles on Claire. I agree. I hate Halloween!

  7. I'm with you -- I think Halloween is a weird, weird holiday. I heard a certain radio talk show host say that it's a very liberal holiday -- you disguise your identity and demand handouts from strangers. Ha, ha, ha. Hope that's not too political for your blog.