"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Pre-Halloween!

I know Halloween is still 3 1/2 weeks away but I just had to share these pics now.

We have known that we wanted Marissa to be Elmo for Halloween for a while now. I mean, how could she not be? She's completely obsessed with the cute furry red guy. Last Thursday I was out at Target picking up some much needed grocery items when it occured to me to look in their Halloween section to see if they had an Elmo costume. Sure enough, they not only had the costume, they had the cute little plush treat basket to boot!

I took the costume and basket home knowing that I would have to hide them, for it was only 1/2 hour from Marissa's bedtime. If we showed them to her, she would flip out and not go to sleep from all the excitement. So, Friday evening we decided to introduce Marissa to her Halloween costume. We knew she would need some time before the big day for her to get used to wearing something on her head (she hates hats and hoods). To our amazement and delight, she took to wearing Elmo on her head with no problem at all!! First, we let her play with the costume and basket for a while. Then I showed her what it looked like when being worn (almost) properly. Pictures of that are at the bottom! ; ) Then, we put the costume on her and she did not freak out at all. She actually LOVED it! We showed her what she looked like in the mirror and she was thrilled! I think she knows Elmo is a Rock Star and she is honored for him to be on her head! So here are a few Pre-Halloween Pics for your viewing pleasure:




And yes, I know how to poke fun and embarass myself. And yes, I have a Cookie Monster shirt. Not ashamed. At all.

11 comments:

KH said...

I'm so jealous of your Cookie Monster shirt! And that Elmo costume is adorable on Rissa--I still haven't decided what Adelyn is going to be. Her brothers are going as clone, clone and Yoda, of course.

Tamara said...

That is too cute! Of course what else would she be!!! ELMO!!!! Sweet girl looks adorable! Fun, Fun, Fun!

The VW's said...

TOO CUTE!!! Afterall, Elmo IS the best! Have fun!

Nana and PaPa said...

Oh how I LOVE Halloween and kids dressed up as their favorite characters....remember the fun I had when we lived in Mesa Heights??? If Marissa was tirck or treating there...she would be the HIT of the crowd!!! LOVE the Elmo costume...oh...and I'm glad you're not too proud to wear your Cookie Monster shirt....sigh.....I wish I had one!!
Love,
Nana & PaPa

Colleen said...

Awwww, too cute. I especially love Mom in the costume. Maybe you can dress up like cookie monster and Dad can dress up like big bird..wouldn't that be cool? So this reminds me that I need to get cute stuff his costume too. Halloween is just around the corner. Yikes!

Michelle said...

You crack me up!! She looks adorable and you're stylin' with the costume yourself! Hey, there is nothing wrong with Cookie either!

Dana said...

She looks cute. Have you seen the neew Encore Elmo doll for Christmas? It looks fun. Have a good week!

BTW-----Your hair looks pretty

Hope said...

How cute are you two. LOL I am partial to Oscar;)

John and Jenna Gensic said...

I LOVE the Elmo outfit. We are still looking for a Mikan costume. Something he will keep on :) Marissa is adorable. I'm sure she will have a great time.

Michelle said...

I love it! My friend at work found a blanket that is red and Elmo and you can put her name on it! Christmas ideas????

Love the costume!

Auntie Chelle

Christine said...

Hi Alicia,

I've just started following your blog and I just wanted to tell you that we got the same identical costume for Nathan. He even has the same bucket. Doesn't get much cuter than that! Who doesn't love Elmo? Marissa looks adorable in it.