Wednesday, 2 November 2011

It's a Zoo Out There!

I wish Hallowe'en had been invented when I was growing up in England, it seems that it would be so much fun to get dressed into a scary costume and go knocking on doors and being given candy and chips.... but we had Guy Fawkes Night instead, where we went knocking on doors asking "Penny for the Guy" and then building an effigy of poor old Guy Fawkes using some of dad's old clothes and then burning him at the stake (Guy Fawkes not dad) on a huge bonfire on November 5. And of course, that was Fireworks Day too. My birthday is the day before Guy Fawkes Day, so I always had my fireworks a day early at my party. I thought I was so special!

For Hallowe'en Callum was a giraffe, Isaac was a green dragon, Baby Max was a beaver (how Canadian is that?) and his sister Baby Emma was the good fairy keeping an eye on the proceedings.... sorry, you can't really see her wings in this picture, but she definitely had them.


The giraffe spent a lot of time chasing the dragon round the kitchen......
.....but the dragon managed to elude capture by roaring loudly and breathing fire on the giraffe. And laughing.

20 comments:

Mimmu said...

:))
Those little cousins make me smile, how wonderful to you that you can spend time with them so much.
Wonderful memories.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL....Sooooo VERY VERY CUTE!!! Even the Babies....!
Ahhhhh Halloween.....! And now it's over for another year!

JohnD said...

Love the kids costumes - Halloween is for little kids under parental supervision. If any teenagers turn up at my door these days I turn them away.

Glad the kids had fun!

madretz said...

oh those little cousins sure look like they had the time of their lives on All Hallows Eve! How great it is that they have each other to play with!

PS: Did I miss a call from you earlier this afternoon?

*Sheila* said...

How lovely. The babies are beautiful, so bonny.
Hope you got a look in at the treats!
xx

stardust said...

Smiles escaped my lips - how fun, how adorable! Halloween looks like an important family event. I'd like to make my one-year-old grand disguised as "Totoro" from "My Neighbor Totoro".

Anvilcloud said...

I heard that there was some talk of replacing the beaver icon with the polar bear. I suppose that's all it was -- talk.

Hilary said...

Awww how adorable they are. And Happy Birthday to you, Shammie. :)

*Sheila* said...

Happy birthday to you today Shammi!
Hope it is funfilled and special!
hugs
xx

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love all photos! Callum, Isaac, Max and Emma looks beautiful and very cute!
A Happy Birthday to you!
Many (((HUGS)))

Dave said...

Kids love to dress up. They look cute - Dave

photowannabe said...

Love the kiddos and Halloween. they look like they had a ball.
We had some little cuties come to our door too. Made me want to smootch them all.

Ginnie said...

Soooooooooooo precious, Sham. I LOVE this time of the year. And speaking about your November 5th celebration back in your day, I've really been getting my education about it on blogs today. Happy Birthday, too. :)

Suldog said...

There's not much more fun than watching the little ones all dressed in costume and acting out the parts!

Craver Vii said...

I totally understand Isaac. Every time I breathe fire, I end up laughing, too.

Selina Kingston said...

Aw, gorgeous pictures. Hope you had a lovely birthday. You have reminded me about penny for the guy. I had conveniently forgotten that when I was moaning on about trick or treat and saying that when we were young we never asked for anything !!!!

Libby said...

Looks like great fun was had by all!

Ash said...

Awww....how adorable!

Peter said...

The energy and the art of amusement by young kids is always amazing!

Teena in Toronto said...

They are too cute!

Happy blogoversary :)