A Snow White who isn’t so white.

Bubbles is REALLY into Snow White and all things princess.  For some reason, she’s REALLY taken an interest in the whole “DON’T EAT THE APPLE!!!” thing that Snow White has going on.  She’ll talk about Sleeping Beauty too and give you a detailed description, along with some acting to go along with it, of how she fell asleep.  But, when you mention that apple…oh my goodness!!!  Her eyes light up and she launches into this speech I can hardly understand.  Bottom line, she loves the good versus evil struggle that this movie has going on.  If you’ve ever been forced to endure a Ghanaian drama (tv program), you’ll understand that it’s a common theme.

So, when it came to picking a costume for Halloween (yes, we are devout Christian, but we do Halloween. No, I don’t think we’re going to h*ll).   She chose a BEEEUUUTEEEFFFUULLL pa-lincess dress (that’s exactly how she says it).  She wanted Snow White.  But, where are the dwarves?  Mom recruited some friends and strong armed her brothers and sister (who won’t even understand) to strap on some fake beards and a funny hat all for the love of their sister who has yet to enjoy Halloween.
Bubbles has her posse and I have more dwarf beards to put together than I care to count.

She is SO excited.  Her skin isn’t white as snow, but who the heck cares?  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  We don’t celebrate satan, we celebrate our kids and their imaginations.  I don’t care what the origins are.  Just like I don’t care that scholars say Jesus probably wasn’t born on 12/25 (he was probably a springtime baby).  We choose to celebrate his birth on 12/25.  We choose to celebrate childhood on Halloween.  You get a VERY short window with every child to show them that there is magic in this world, even if your mom sews it up on her sewing machine.  Magic might be the kind you make through play, but it’s there, and there are still some fun people left in this world who choose to welcome you to their doorstep and give you a piece of candy or two.  Who would want their kids to miss out on that?

Here’s some of my best memories from Halloweens past:

M-M is feeling “spicy” as a chili pepper.  This was our first Halloween as parents.

Which came first?  The chicken or the egg?  In this case…the chicken.
ResponsiBoy and M-M as a chicken and a hatching egg.

Argghhh!

GigantoBaby enters the picture.  Two police officers and their convict.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!  The Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion.

GigantoBaby’s obsession with Star Wa*rs begins.  So, we picked this as the theme for last year.  We recruited a few friends.  Responsiboy as Darth Vadar, the Diva as C3-P0, GigantoBaby as Obi Wan and M-M as Yoda.

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  1. I can’t WAIT for pics of this year!We too are devout Christians and this is going to be an all-out Missional-Halloween for us. In the past we did not celebrate-but God is doing something in our hearts and when else are our neighbors going to come knocking on our door? My-oh-my those are some great pics!

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  2. We are Chrisitans too ( and Gasp, YES, mormons are Christian! 🙂 and we love halloween for it’s creativity and for the opportunity for the kids to expand and grow in their imaginations as they choose their costumes. We love the traditions of having a pizza and pumpkin carving party, and decorating our outside of our house with creepy spiders…..Kekeli and Precious haven’t thought of it as evil, because it’s not an evil holiday unless you MAKE it one. Personally, I like halloween for the CANDY!! Bring it on! I can’t wait to see BubblyGirl in her cute snow white costume. I loved ALL Of the photos!! WAY cute!I’ll have to be sure to get some of mine this year and post them. I am going to be myself. A witch.

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  3. Lois says:

    Oh the suspense! Can’t wait to see Snow white and the dwarfs. I love your past Halloween photos, it’s fun to see how much they GREW each year.

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