Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sumo baby and hot dog gallery

I don't generally let the pictures speak for themselves because I always think that I can speak better...and who knows, I may not allow that even though I initially intended to do so. Once I get started on the keyboard, there is just sometimes no stopping my wild rants. But this plethora of pictures I am about to reveal is fairly insightful about what's been going on for all Hallow's eve...and all Hallow's eve eve. And Hallow's eve eve eve eve. I swear there is no such thing as a holiday anymore. Its like holiday week. Yep, here I go. Anyway, Halloween is actually one holiday for which Adam and I both have relatively few criticisms. We had so much fun dressing up ourselves, our kid and our hugest hit dog. Everywhere we went, Duane was like the life of the party. People I didn't even know were stopping to snap pictures. Last year, no one really cared. And E was quite the attraction as well. We felt famous.

When you were a youngling, did you imagine yourself dressing up your canine to attend the event of the season: THE ANNUAL LOMA LINDA DOG PARK HALLOWEEN POTLUCK COSTUME PARTY. Yeah, I know. I never did. But lo and behold, there we found ourselves. There were like 45 dogs all decked out. And awesome food...and yes my baby likes Dr. Pepper. Well that's just great. You all know we are always up for a good free meal. We have become the biggest charity case. I love it. We went to our Aunt Lara's house in Ladera Ranch last night...actually, her neighbor's house-whom we didn't previously know-for dinner. Lara tells everyone that we are poor students, and not only do they shovel food into our mouths while we are there, excellent food I might add, they subsequently send us home with all the leftovers. And we are tight, just like that. Its awesome. We also inherited a cool plant that Lara was mercilessly trying to starve of water and sunlight in her garage. So, people find out that Adam is in dental school and we become their new project. Its great. It's the best thing about these week long holidays; we don't have to go to the grocery store for the whole week after. And it was just so much fun to parade my fat baby and dog around.
I also gotta give myself props for the sumo wigs I made for Adam and E. Another fabulous concoction divined from the random effects at the glorious WT .99 cent store. I sewed yarn onto a WT do rag and tied it in a knot on the top, cool huh? Rock on to me and my bad cheap self. That didn't sound very nice, but you know what I mean. Isn't my fat little baby perfect in this outfit? Oh yeah, and I'm a brunette now.

In summary of what was supposed to be a one line introduction to a long picture post, we went to a friend party on Friday, a ward party on Saturday, a dog party on Sunday, and a family trick or treat party yesterday. It was all great and my pantry and fridge are still magically stocked for it. High five for Halloween and nice people who give us free food.

17 comments:

jt said...

Great costumes! Love the headpieces on the guys.

Lori & Rj said...

What a fun costume idea. Eli's little belly is so cute!

Susan said...

those pictures are precious! You really need to blow them up and frame them. Don't you love HAlloween??

Steele Family said...

How fun! I love the costumes!!
Your hair looks fabulous dark, i really like it!

The Tolboes said...

Oh it's even cuter than how you described it!! :)

Heather said...

Very creative, Ash. I'm so glad Duane wasn't left out of the festivities! And he got his own party.
Good job on scoring the free food. People love projects during the holidays! You'll get to bless the lives of other people soon enough, so enjoy others blessing yours!

Greg and Lauren said...

A brunette huh? I never thought I'd see the day that the antithesis of "the blonde" would, in actuality, literally become the antithesis of blonde. I like it ... it's a good look for you. And I have to say that we're blessed to have husbands with awesomely shaped heads. AND your lil family is just adorable. I miss you!

Ashley said...

Your pics are too cute! The Office was hilarious last night, but I think the whole thing with Dwight in the car...with the bottle...ya, went a little too far. I'm a little sore today...probably have to be part of the really slow group on Saturday, haha.

Mom of Two said...

I LOVE you as a brunette! You look great! ANd your dog is hilarious! Fun that they have a dog Halloween party! That's great! YOur family is so cute! E looked so great! Sumo family~ loved it!

linds jo said...

Im so glad you left a comment because I had neglected to save your address and thought you were lost forever...
You guys are darling. That is such a cute costume idea.(I love anything outside the witch,pirate,butterfly web everyone gets caught in. And I love you as a brunette!

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Greg and Lauren said...

will you tell your cute husband that he failed to consider the fact that i either a, turn down the volume on the f words or b, buy edited rap music. in my case, it's mostly the latter with a little bit of the former. but you know this about me. can't wait for another installment of the blog.

Carter Family said...

Where did you get that sumo costume! That is the best! So you went brown! It looks good. Niki

Luana said...

Doggone it Ashley, that is one "Hot"
Dog costume. I love it. And I love your commentaries. Sure is fun to keep up on you kids.

Jen and Lance said...

You've been Tagged! Look at my blog for the details. You better do it! I love Your costumes by the way!

Shannon said...

Those Costumes are the BEST! E looks adorable as a SUMO wrestler, and i love the Brunette look!
Whoever said "blondes have more fun" hasn't been around the right people!

p.s Duane looks delicious!
Too funny!!!

Sarah said...

I think you guys when the best costumes for 2007, i love them. I love the hot dog, that is great. Sounds like you had quite the Halloween season!!