Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Melts in Your Mouth....Not in Your Hand

I have always thought it would be fun to do a family costume theme for Halloween. I have seen other families dress up as characters from Toy Story, Flinstones, the Adam's family, etc, but I have never been able to convince MY family that it would be fun. This year, however, I discovered one of the benefits of having quintuplets---five kiddos who don't have enough language skills to tell me no! The babies dressed up like M&M's and Jayson and I dressed up like M&M bags. Riley and Kaiya (whose language skills are much better than a one-year-old's) protested the family theme and decided to do their own Cowboy/Cowgirl theme.

With the help of my friend, Virginia, I made all the costumes. They turned out great---so, I was glad that we had more than one place to wear them. The week before Halloween we went to our church "Trunk-or-Treat". We also went to a Halloween festival at Jayson's work, and of course we went Trick-or-Treating on Halloween night! Despite being non-conformists, Riley and Kaiya looked cute in their western wear, too.

Riley, Kyndall, Rustin, Kaiya, Kaydence, Kassidy and Ryder at the church "Trunk-or-Treat"

Cowboy Riley and Cowgirl Kaiya strike a pose


Kyndall, Rachelle and Kaydence at the church party

I got a little bit carried away with the M&M theme---when Kaiya brought the class stuffed animal "Mr. Bear" home for the night, we made him an M&M costume too.

Kaydence, Rustin, Kassidy, Ryder and Kyndall anxiously wait to go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween

Kaiya and Kyndall

Trick-or-Treating in the "Silver Bullet". Riley was too cool to go with us---he wanted to go with his friends (who made him trade in his boots for running shoes so they could get as much candy as possible)

My friend and favorite photographer, Kristen Duke, took some great pictures of the babies in their Halloween costumes.

Kyndall, Kassidy, Rustin, Kaydence and Ryder








Arnold Quads said...

Very cute! I would never be able to make my kids costumes. My mother-in-law takes care of that for me! You did an awesome job. Love it!


Heather said...

Everyone looks so adorable! Kudos to you for making their costumes!

Stephanie said...

Simply adorable!!

Kelly said...

AWESOME costumes! Great job on the sewing. What a precious little family.

McCulloch Family said...

You are awesome! I can't believe they are walking!!

I have to have my Mom sew our kids costumes, I love that they are all in their colors too, Great idea!!!

Also shout out to the big kids too! That's a very handsome cowboy and beautiful cowgirl! :)

wildingtex said...

Love the costumes Rachelle! You rock! I sure miss you guys - the kiddos are growing up - so precious. Kristen does a remarkable job with the photos too. Love checking your blog - you brighten my day! Shaleen

Apis Melliflora said...

All that chocolaty goodness! Good job Rachelle. And two cowpeople to heard 'em all together. I think the dual theme works!

Theriault Family said...

i love that your boys are in tights! :) they can be mortified later! :) another benefit of no talking skills yet!

The Queen Vee said...

Love M & Ms especially the Wilkinson kind. Everyone looked good enough to eat and those cow-kiddies, well they are darn cute buckaroos. Way to go Rachelle and Virginia!

When can we order Calenders?

Twingirl693 said...

not to be rude, but in one of the pictures, you put Kaydence's name twice instead of Kassidy.

[Somebody Loved] said...

All those m&m's...
what a darling idea... and Mom & Dad the packaging. I love checking out your blog. Your children are so adorable... all of them not just the quints. I try to think about how busy you are every day and I get a headache.

elsies7gifts said...

Melts your heart not in your hand - very cute. I noticed the boys wearing tights too - I have often told parents (of boys and girls) to put their babies in tights, they stay on unlike socks, even when they are crawling. but for some reason the dad's of boys don't like to.
Looks like everyone had a great time.

TheKennedys said...

They are all absolutely adorable!!You are so amazing!! I love reading your family adventures!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

I didn't know that you and Jayson were also M&M bags...so cute! At least Riley and Kaiya had a theme together.

Melissa said...

That is sooo adorable!!

Wendy Jean said...

That is so cute!! I love it when families dress in a theme. I can't believe how big they all look. I've been away too long - Wendy Wells

tierd said...

Adorable pictures! And great costumes - all of you! You are such an adorable family :)