Thursday, October 29, 2009

aLl hAlLoWs' eVe EVE

Man, it's getting spooky around here.

I have jumped and screamed really loudly not once, but twice today.
Bring it, baby!

I thought we would do a little Halloween costume parade here at k.Mac headquarters as somewhat of a pep rally for the BIG 10.31.
1st up...

Eli Garrett in his 1st costume. He was almost 7 months old and what sweet little lion he did make. Believe it or not, this costume is store bought. It is a Tom Arma. These were the years prior to me teaching myself how to sew and beginning k.Mac.

2nd up....

A cowboy. I put the ensemble together and made Eli's vest that said "Sherrif Cobble". I really wanted my kids to be exactly what they wanted to be each and every year. Eli couldn't really say his 1st year, but I worked that boy to death this 2nd year to have him make his very own choice! We even practiced knocking on doors and saying "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you" at the end.

Perhaps the last costume I wore as I child made me this way.
{I have searched the world over for a visual for this only to realize that the only copy of this picture is hanging in my Mom-mommie and Dad-daddy's bedroom.}

My last year of trick-or-treating my mom MADE me be a bag of jelly beans.
5th grade

Not cool, I know.

A bag of jelly beans???
5th grade?
What a way to go out, huh?

Well, I think I may have made up for it Eli's 2nd Halloween.
Yep, I think I found peace with my bag o' beans if you will.

By this time, you see, I had begun the beginnings of teaching myself to sew. And well, let's just say I got crafty.

Anybody see Casey face in this picture?!

That's right! I was 6 months pregnant with Casey on Eli's 2nd Halloween. And well, I just had to be a belly dancer. A belly dancer who actually won a Halloween costume contest at that! I like to say Casey helped nudge me into the win column.

How's that for a bag o'beans?
Closure feels good.

Onward to Eli's 3rd Halloween and Casey's 1st
{on the outside of my womb}...
Eli got to pick for the both of them. Eli's was a cinch to make. He specified that he wanted a green collar for his cow bell. Of course, wish granted. I struggled with what to do for Casey. I opted to make a headress that would do nothing short of SCREAM CHICKEN for this sweet nugget of mine. I used a soft felt for the cap and then went to town with a couple of boas and hot glue. Yep, I think my mission of chicken screaming was accomplished. I did think it was strange, however, how Eli decided with such quickness that he was going to be a cow and Casey was going to be a chicken. I mean he was only 2 1/2.

Then one morning in play time on the floor I look over and see this:
Voila. A cow and a chicken.

Observant fellow that Eli is.

Eli's 4th Halloween and Casey's 2nd Halloween...
A green train and a football.

Kenny took the train and I took the football.
We each completely winged it on patterns. Me with my sewing machine and Kenny with his carboard, we worked it out.

Eli aDoReD his costume. It actually had a wood frame on the inside complete with an adjustable safety strap.

Casey was only a 1 1/2 here. He cracked me up not wanting to put his hands outside of the football through the arm holes. Each time I would try to get him to put his arm through, he would shake his head and say "No bootball, mama! No bootball, mama!" The boy was clear in letting me know footballs don't have arms! I had to carry around his candy bucket all for the sake of real.

Which leaves us to this year...
Batman and The Tin Man.

Eli began wanting to be a lobster and then thought lobsters weren't scary enough. Then he decided he would be a bat. Yes, bats were lots scarier than lobsters.


He eyed a Toys-R-Us catalog and saw a picture of a Batman costume. He has never even seen a Batman cartoon, but came running to me to say, "Look, mom! A bat and a man. I have to be this!"

And so he will be. I have the belt and mask left to make.

And Casey's looks in his mommy-made silver lamay jumpsuit awaiting the addition of his daddy's craftiness with silver spray paint and carboard. Funnel hat...we are on the look out for a silver one. I have some back up ideas should one not turn up tomorrow on our hunt.
Never fear.

Let's take the time to state here that Casey's intial request for his costume this year was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz not the Tinman.

Kenny quickly made clear to Casey that boys don't be Dorothy.
Casey is infatuated with Dorothy. Her voice, her sparkly shoes. We got ourselves a celebrity crush, there's no denying it.

The boys think Kenny would make a super vampire or dracula and I couldn't agree more. We will see if that Coach Cobble decides to play dress up with us or not.

And me?
Well, as much as I want to be a purple sequined belly dancer AGAIN this year, I can't. Belly dancers only look cute when they have pregnant bellies.

So, I am going to be a witch!
This was my all-time favorite costume to wear on Halloween. A close 2nd was a gypsy, but the black hat always did it for me!

My costume has yet to be made.

This witch better shake her broomstick and get on it or all she will have on for Halloween is that black hat!

Now THAT is scary!

.mac-a-boo :)


Kacey R. said...

I have a whole gaggle of witches over here. You should join us - I'll let you borrow my broom. ;D

Love the pictures of the boys and you were one hot belly dancer! ;D

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I can't wait to see your witch costume!
Your pictures of Halloween past are just wonderfully frightening--you are so darn cute in the belly dancer costume I can hardly stand it!
Happy Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

totally cute...kudos to you for the belly dancer you look pretty awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with this year. Did you figure out the tulle skirt thing?

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I loved the trip down memory lane, Jelly Bean!

I LOVE the belly dancer costume!!! It is so you!!!

Happy Halloween, Girl!

JennyMac said...

You look SO awesome. I love that you made such an amazing costume with pregnant tummy and all. Smashing.

ANd love the pics. Hope you all have a great time tonight. Happy Halloween.

Anonymous said... Discounted dillards women fragrances 0.17 FL OZ compare prices Shop for Op Juice 3.4 FL OZ 100ml accepts credit cards Where to buy Little Kiss 3.4 US FL OZ online best Day Off Red 0.5 FL OZ reviews original top 10 women's perfume 80ml compare prices cheapest sandalwood fragrance oil 0.8 FL OZ samples original ou demon perfume 15ml visa Get Clean Original 30ml bonus Sale of distribuidores perfumes 96.60ml reviews Purchase Mariella Burani Relaxante 0.17 FL OZ free gifts cheap Galore 100.55ml samples Shop for fragrance perfumes 0.05 FL OZ biggest discounts wholesale Insolence 3.4 US FL OZ diners club original Montana Blu 0.05 FL OZ deals Discounted baby powder fragrance 25ml online cheapest Notorious 25ml paypal Where to buy women's perfume samples 1.7 FL OZ website Shop for fragrance gift set 60ml deals Sale of casual fragrance 3.4 UK FL OZ bonus best Tuvache Tuvara 75ml samples

[b]Get the best deals on Mens and Womens Perfumes.[/b]
[img][/img] <== VISIT THIS SITE TODAY (Up to[u] 80% Discount[/u] on select items)

[size=1] IGNORE THIS----------------------------
[url=] Order Salvia Divinorum Inexpensive Online [/url]
[url=] Purchase salvia product Affordable Online [/url]
[url=]Purchase Salvia Affordable Online [/url]
[url=]Order salvia product Affordable Online [/url]

Delson teeth whiteninyg damage teeth whitening hull Tennessee [url=] teeth whiteners strips review[/url] Malta teethwhitening teeth whitening products comparison rochester minnesota teeth whitening British Columbia Dallas tooth whitesning sherman oaks teeth whitening tooth whiteing Terrace best tooth whiteners brilliant tooth whitening kansas city teeth whitening zoom teeth whitening teeth whitening system

[url=]height improvement[/url] -

[url=]proven penis growth[/url] -

[url=]skin care tips[/url] -

[url=]get riches gambling[/url] -

[url=]herpes outbreaks[/url] -


[url=http://3GMOBILEPHONESFORSALE.INFO]mobile phone for sale[/url] - http://3GMOBILEPHONESFORSALE.INFO

[url=] internationaloddities[/url]

[url=]reviews of dro bud [/url]

Anonymous said...


I am new to this place. I found loads of useful information here. I would also like to add up some thing for this community. I would like to share some [url=]quick weight loss tips[/url]. If you need to know how to lose 10 lbs in a week, you are probably not searching for a standard dieting and exercise plan. You can lose weight with a standard diet and exercise plan, However this requires a lot of time doing intensive cardio exercises and sticking to a strict diet. Here I will draft the perfect steps that I took to lose 10 pounds in just a workweek.

1. Stay away from all fried nutrients for the week
2. Drink In an 8oz glass of grapefruit with breakfast each day. (this speeds up your metabolism)
3. Take reasonable portions (stop taking when you are full)
4. Rather than eating 3 huge a meals a day, consume 5-6 smaller meals to keep your metabolism up and keep your body burning fat.
5. Aviod eating after 9 P.M.. When you eat that late your body does not burn off the calories.
6. Take proper sleep every night. Not getting enough sleep has been proven to be a ranking element to the body putting up excess fat.
7. Use a body/colon cleanse for the 7 days. This will get rid of unneeded fat stored around the stomach area as well as cleanse your body of harmfull pollutants that makes you store fat and feel tired. Flush away excess pounds around the stomach area that otherwise would be hard to lose.
8. I advice you using Acai Berry Diet Pills. This one is proven to work, and you can get a free trial.
9. For those man's/womans who wish to burn fat quickly, avoid alcohol.
10[url=].[/url] A low GI diet is an brilliant method of burning fat quickly.


Anonymous said...

like gambling? love las vegas? pillage the all unexpected [url=]casino[/url] las vegas at with on the other side of 75 up to escort give [url=]online casino[/url] games like slots, roulette, baccarat, craps and more and lick indefatigable pursuit with our $400 not over-decorated bonus.
we beget unvaried canny games then the pass‚ online [url=]casino[/url]!

Anonymous said...

looking an eye to ed drugs? [url=]buy viagra online [/url]and profit from free shipping at . another good place to [url=]buy viagra online[/url] is .

Anonymous said...

Witam doszedlem do wniosku ze ta strona jest najlepsza jezeli chodzi o [url=]kredyt studencki[/url].

Anonymous said...

Jaka jest najlepsza stronka po polsku o kredycie sms? Szukam mozliwie jak najszybciej chwilowki albo pozyczki sms.

Znalazlem ta strone, jest ona najlepsza [url=]kredyt sms[/url].

Licze na to ze ci to pomoglo, pozdrawiam z Polski.

Anonymous said...

[url=]kredyty a zycie studenckie[/url]

Anonymous said...

[URL=][IMG] Lamba-91.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=][IMG] Lamba-90.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=][IMG] Lamba-87.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=][IMG] Lamba-85.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[url=][b]Minissha Lamba Hot Wallpapers[/b][/url]

Photo gallery at is dedicated to Minissha Lamba Pictures. Click on the thumbnails on enlarged Minissha Lamba pictures, exclusive photographs and absolute photos. Also constraint discernible other Pictures Gallery recompense Expensive property and Momentous Boldness appearance scans, movie captures, moving picture promos, wallpapers, hollywood & bollywood pictures, photos of actresses and celebrities

Anonymous said...

It's so easy to choose high quality [url=]replica watches[/url] online: [url=]Rolex replica[/url], [url=]Breitling replica[/url], Chanel replica or any other watch from the widest variety of models and brands.

Anonymous said...

[url=] Buy reductil online

Anonymous said...

Good website!

Nearly everyone wants to get insurance at one time or another, whether it is
auto insurance, life insurance, health insurance, or homeowners insurance.
These times it is more simplified than ever to get free insurance quotations from multiple
businesses in order to find the foremost deal. You can also determine how to save
oodles of money in free gasoline when you obtain your insurance price quotes.

[url=]Free insurance quotes[/url]

[url=]Tungsten Wedding Rings[/url]

Anonymous said...

thanks for adding me to the forum[url=;u=15490

Anonymous said...

Enjoying reading the posts here, thanks[url=

Anonymous said...

I love coming here and reading about all the intresting things on this site everyday. There is nothing better than learning how to make money online and coming here really helps. Another place I go to that teaches me how to make money online through many different verticals like Blackhat seo , Blackhat, SEO , WhiteHat, Internet Marketing , affiliate marketing, blackhat money maker, the list goes on with this site but one thing for sure ever since the econmoy has gotten so bad and the recession has set in with out your site here and this site.
[URL=""]WhiteHat[/URL] There is nothing better than learning how to make money online and coming here really helps. Another place I go to that teaches me how to make money online through many different verticals like Blackhat seo , Blackhat, SEO , WhiteHat, Internet Marketing , affiliate marketing, blackhat money maker, the list goes on with this site but one thing for sure ever since the econmoy has gotten so bad and the recession has set in with out your site here and this site. If your truly needing to make some extra cash these sites can help you better than any other online.

Anonymous said...

Hi all,

i hope to join the discussion soon

i have some very strong opinions

i hope i get to know you all soon!


Anonymous said...

Once upon a time air travel was a great deal simpler than it is today. You called one of a few airlines that flew from your airport, the agent would tell you what flights were available for a given time, and you booked the one you wanted. Airports were always bustling places, especially during the holidays, but as long as you gave yourself adequate time, the process was usually the same. You would check your bags, go through the x-ray machine, get your boarding pass, and wait patiently at the appropriate gate. Once you got on the plane you ate the snack or meal that came with your flight and watched a movie.

In recent years travel by plane has become significantly more complicated. There are so many different configurations for flights and types of fares. Dire economic circumstances have caused airlines to raise rates and charge extra fees for everything from baggage to blankets. There are complex rules about what you can and cannot carry in your luggage. It can be very difficult to determine whether you are getting the best deal or the best services when you buy an airline ticket. The internet makes the navigation of airlines, airports, and flight itineraries easier, but, even so, be prepared to do some research if you want to find a flight at the best price.

Here is something up front that might save you time and money right off the bat. If you are traveling within the United States mainland, always look at Southwest Airlines first. Southwest is almost always the best deal you will find. However, Southwest itineraries do not appear on the major travel websites, so always go directly to the airline's website for information. Plug in your travel plans, and you will get a list of all the flights that are available. Southwest typically charges more reasonable prices than other airlines, and there are no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you get although tax and the government fee that is attached to all flights does apply. For lower prices than you can probably get anywhere else look at the "web only" fares, but keep in mind that these fares are not refundable.

[url=]Tips and tricks for cheap air tickets[/url]

Anonymous said...

kredyt pozyczka kredyt bez bik podatek dochodowy cialis

Anonymous said...

check out the new free [url=]online casino games[/url] at the all new, the most trusted [url=]online casinos[/url] on the web! enjoy our [url=]free casino software download[/url] and win money.
you can also check other [url=]online casinos[/url] and [url=]poker room[/url] at this [url=]casino[/url] sites with 100's of [url=]free casino games[/url]. for new gamblers you can visit this [url=]online casino[/url].

Anonymous said...


great forum lots of lovely people just what i need

hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.

Anonymous said...

if you guys honest to make a note of [url=]viagra[/url] online you can do it at, the most trusted viagra drugstore seeking generic drugs.
you can ascertain drugs like [url=]viagra[/url], [url=]cialis[/url], [url=]levitra[/url] and more at, the senior [url=]viagra[/url] informant on the web. well another great [url=]viagra[/url] pharmacy you can find at

Anonymous said...

You should check [url=][/url] if you want to view the best adult cams.

Anonymous said...

[url=] Buy reductil online
Buy reductil online

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

Vimax Pills is a powerful natural herbal male enhancement that increases penis length and girth, sexual desire, sexual health and helps to achieve stronger erections, Buy Vimax Pills best penis enlargement pills

about author:
best penis enlargement penis enlargement pills improve sexual performance and stamina

best penis enlargement pills VigRx Plus Vimax Pills ProSolution Pills clinically proven for enlarge your penis up to 3-4 inches in 3 month 100% money back guarantee FDA APPROVED

Anonymous said...

Director : Anurag Basu
Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Kangna Ranaut & Barbara Mori
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Lyricist: Nasir Faraaz & Asif Ali Beg

1 – Zindagi Do Pal Ki
2 – Dil Kyun Yeh Mera
3 – Tum Bhi Ho Wahi
4 – Kites In The Sky
5 – Fire
6 – Zindagi Do Pal Ki (Remix)
7 – Dil Kyun Yeh Mera (Remix)
8 – Tum Bhi Ho Wahi (Remix)
9 – Fire (English Version)

[url=]Kites Mp3 Songs[/url]

[url=]Bollywood Blog[/url]

[url=]Bollywood News[/url]

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

k.Mac Visitors