Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween and Fall Festival/...











I couldn't be more proud of Zoe's selection for a costume this year, and of Jen's amazing talent to make it happen. Zoe has a little known book called The Paper Bag Princess (only one person that I know of recognized her, and knew of the story). It is a story of a dragon that burns down a castle and takes the prince away with it. Well along with the castle the princesses clothes and possessions are burned up too, so she is left with a paper bag and a sad looking crown. She decided to go rescue the prince, and does so by outsmarting the dragon.


When she gets to the prince, he tells her, "Elizabeth, you are a mess! You smell like ashes, your hair is all tangled and you are wearing a dirty old paper bag. Come back when you are dressed like a real princess." to which she replies, "Ronald, your clothes are really pretty and your hair is very neat. You look like a real prince, but you are a bum." and they didn't get married after all. THE END.

I like what she chooses to emulate, I pray it continues.


...and of course, we needed a dragon...


Jen and her mom are quite the seamstresses, don't you think?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT....LOVE IT....LOVE IT!!!!
You are the cutest trick or treaters I have ever seen!!! Hope you had alot of fun!

Mandy Pavlick said...

they are adorable, and I love the story!!

Grammy said...

Zoe and Addie have the BEST costumes of anyone! Nice job! That IS a great story! I hope the treats last for a long time (Tim...!) : )

Tiffany Brooke said...

I love the costumes they are so creative and fun! Oh and I love your blog! I'm jealous, it is way fancier than mine you 2 will have to show me how to make mine fancy! :) Always a pleasure to read your blogs!

PS welcome back to the states!

Emily M. said...

That was my FAVORITE book when I was little. The girls looked adorable!

Elizabeth said...

I remember that book!