Saturday, October 31, 2009


Our Halloween events kind of started Tuesday. To give you a run down... Bella had her first dance performance where she was able to wear her Halloween costume. She was so excited to invite all here cousins and Aunts and Uncles to come see her do her dances. I was such a proud mother. But to my dismay she got MAJOR stage fright. I couldn't believe it. I go to all her dance classes and watch through the window. She is that child that has to be first in line, does everything her teacher says and shakes her booty like you wouldn't believe. I was so sad that when an audience appeared she FROZE. Nervous hands in her mouth and literally broke down in tears. Pathetic. I guess she's only 3. I should cut her some slack. But I do have to admit it was disappointing especially since I knew she could do it. Oh well good practice for the Christmas show they will be doing in a few months. And PS I was so frustrated with her throughout the whole thing I didn't get one picture. Lance did get some video so when I load it on here I'll post it. It's pretty entertaining.

Friday we spent the afternoon at Grandma Dona's school to have lunch with her and watch the Halloween parade. Bella and Bodie loved seeing all the costumes. Bella would get so excited when she saw another Tink. She would yell "Oh look mom another me!" I think she now believes she IS THE Tinkerbell.

Saturday (actually Halloween) we got dressed up in our costumes and went and visited Grandpa at work. It was fun to spend a little time with Grandpa. He loved our get ups (Peter pan clan if you couldn't tell) and took lots of pictures. We hit the trunk or treat party at my parents ward, went and did the mall trick or treating and stopped at a few friends houses. It was a long fun day. I am glad that it's over. I think I love/hate Halloween. Wish me luck with all this candy my children now have....

THe Peter Pan clan---Michael Darling, Wendy Darling Tinkerbell, John Darling, and the dashing Peter Pan!

My sweet little Tink

Jon Darling

Wendy and Peter Pan

... and yes Grandma Dona was Captain Hook!


Shannon said...

So stinking cute!! I love those costumes! Jon was adorable.
I love how you got so stressed out that she wouldn't perform, that sounds like me! My kids totally do that crap. Haha

jane said...

i loved your halloween costumes, soo soo cute! and i'm still kinda chuckling at bella's stage fright...only because i'm more chill now, but i distinctly remember feeling the same way about things when kiana was that age, so funny!

Micah and BriAnne said...

What a "darling" little family, heehee!

Erin and James said...

such a great idea! I love it! you guys look fabulous and I love that grandma dressed up too! so fun!

Brooke and Brett Martin said...

Look at you cute beautiful girl!! HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR 3 BIG KIDS??? They are getting so big!!

Jenn Granum said...

You guys are so cute! I love that you are all themed - take advantage of this while you can before all your kids start to protest!

Aaron, Kensie and Maycie said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest idea ever. Wait to be so creative.