I kept Josephine and Genevieve's costumes a secret because ... hmm. Well, I guess I assumed the facebook, twitter, and blogger communities were waiting with bated breath and keeping it a secret would increase interest? Yeah, that's it.
Anyway, here's some cleverly cropped images (Josephine on left, Genevieve on right). Guesses?
I guess if I really wanted you to guess, I would have posted this a few days ago. I'll just assume you all guessed before scrolling any further.
It's the moment you've all been waiting for!!!
Josephine was ....
MINNIE! Of course. She lost her mind when I showed her the costume. Minnie is her favorite gal pal ever.
And Genevieve was ....
A LOBSTER! Because why not, am I right? I've never seen a cuter lobster, personally.
Both of the girls are still pretty sick and neither really slept all day, so it was ... interesting to say the least. Josephine mostly stormed around, refused to pose for pictures or wear her ears, and was always moments away from collapsing into a puddle on the floor. Thankfully my mom caught the photo above, because most of my pictures of her look like this:
And Genevieve mostly fussed and cried. My poor girls.
But we perservered! It is Halloween! We must go on!!
We had a full evening. First, my parents came over and brought us dinner (love them) and helped get the girls ready.
"I did not ask to be born into this family."
"How come SHE gets to be in a pot???"
"OH MY GOD, I'M IN A POT!!!"
"I'M NEVER LEAVING THIS POT!!!!!"
Next we went to see Jeremy's parents. Josie tasted candy, fell in love with handing out candy to other trick-or-treaters (she was shouting "Wait! Come back!" as they left and "More Halloween!" after they were gone), and went a little sugar-crazy. Genevieve fussed and cried, was rocked to sleep by Granny, then fussed and cried some more.
Sure, Genevieve looks a bit skeptical, but Josephine sure was excited for what will likely be the first Halloween she really remembers. I hope she has many good memories of this day!
Now, on with the "Things I am Thankful For" posts and Christmas Craft tutorials! Until next year, Halloween!