The winter quarantine commenced with our hospital discharge so we did not participate in any sort of public Halloween festivities. All we have to show for Halloween 2010 is this little photo shoot we set up in our family room. It was not one of our better photo shoots as we were dealing with a cranky baby, an uncooperative dog (she failed three puppy kindergartens but who's counting?), and less than ample lighting (yes, we were sitting in the dark avoiding trick-or-treaters because while they are cute kids dressed up in clever costumes to you, to us they are little germ factories). However, we do have some entertaining outtakes to share:
What the - Who told the dog she could crash my photo shoot?
Hey - Get outta my Cuisinart aluminum non-stick cauldron!
Dad! She's in my cauldron again!
Yeah - get on outta here and don't come back!
Why are you laughing? Is that dog behind me?
And now for the keepers. These are actually the ones that turned out well (and I use that term loosely):
Runner Up #2: Deer in the headlights - both of 'em
Runner Up #1 - Glamour Shot
(thanks to my free online photo editing software prowess, it totally looks like we took them to Glamour Shots in the mall circa 1990!)
Special thanks to my mom's wonderful next door neighbor, Tom, who emailed me some adorable photos of Aunt Leanne in her Halloween Costume. Drum roll please...a ballerina! Are you really surprised? Like we didn't foreshadow that one enough...
She truly is enchanting, don't you think?
And so graceful!
Which takes me back to Halloween 2009, long before the days of Josie and the blog. However, Leanne's Halloween costume was so memorable, it was worth digging up this old photo...
No, he didn't come back from the dead. That's actually Aunt Leanne dressed as Michael Jackson. I know - the resemblance is strikingly creepy!
I don't know about you but I can't wait for next year!