I apologize in advance for what is sure to be the longest posts ever with a bajillion photos, but man, we had a PARTY! We did a joint party with my nephew Noah, who turned 9. It was a fantastic costume party at my parents’ house and it was just absolutely fabulous. My sister-in-law Chrysi throws an amazing party, and since Noah & Jude’s birthdays are only a few days apart (and in light of my upcoming trip to Mayo this next week), we decided to do a joint party. Noah was a really good sport even though Jude is much littler than he is, and I am so proud of him that he was okay to share his birthday with Jude.
I’ve got SO many photos to get through, and I also want to wait to get some from Dad and Chrysi, so I’ll just post the costumes on this first one. We had some REALLY great fun costumes! It was so much fun for everyone to participate!
Blythe went as Dorothy. Chrysi made every last bit of her costume. Isn’t it gorgeous?
This is Luke (aka, “Chuke” as Jude likes to call him) as a Transformer. He was fierce.
Chuke’s brother Ben, my oldest nephew, as Napoleon Dynamite. TOTALLY AWESOME.
Sweet Amelia. She was a little gnome-ette, Jude’s counterpart. Isn’t she precious? Chrysi made her costume, too.
Matthew was a hippie. We all had to put that wig on – you better believe I’m gonna borrow it for another costume (Marie Antoinette?! Wouldn’t it be fab?!)
Me! I was a clown.
The little family! Simon went as Where’s Waldo (in blue – we couldn’t land a red stripe shirt) and Jude the Gnome.
He was a darling gnome, but a beardless one. He did not like the beard I made for him out of felt.
Matthew, um, borrowed Ben’s wig and it landed there. We all laughed until we cried.
My sister-in-law, Carolyn, who is 9 months pregnant. Wasn’t she an awesome sport?
My father-in-law, Keith, who came as the motorcycle man. Jude LOVES his motorcycle helmet.
Noah was Obi Wan Kenobi. Chrysi made his costume, too!
And there’s Chrysi herself, on the right – she was Little Orphan Annie! And that hair? All hers! Gorgeous!
Waldo, taking a break from being found.
The gnome, borrowing his cousin’s hat.
Wearing Matthew’s wig. Surprisingly, that color blonde was really flattering on everyone who tried it.
Even Dad tried it on! And Mom put on the Napoleon wig!
More to come soon!