Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Party

We went to the Halloween party at the church last night. I dressed Kate up in this cute pink tutu that her Aunt Barb made. (Barb makes cool stuff!) Doug wore his Ravenclaw robe to his classes during the day, and then decided to wear his kendo gear to the party. I wore my Korean hanbok.

Kate enjoyed hotdogs and chips with Daddy. The hotdogs inspired a few pigeon quotes. ("Each morsel is a joy! A celebration in a bun!") They had a few different carnival-style games and activities set up in the gym, and trick-or-treating around the hall classrooms.

Kate was fascinated by my hanbok, especially the tassel. (She said, "Oh! You're wearing a pretty butterfly!") I can't remember the last time I wore it, but I know I haven't had it on since Kate was born. It's a bit rumpled and smells like storage, and it's rather awkward to wear, but it's fun. It's like being a big, rustly, Korean butterfly for a few hours.

I remember when I first got my hanbok, I was afraid that I wouldn't remember how to tie the bow. I got somebody to show me how to do it, and then I practiced on the ties on my bathrobe over and over. It is now firmly ingrained in my brain.

As Halloween was approaching, I got a few hits on my blog from people looking for a "Helena Douglas costume." Apparently Helena Douglas is a video game character. I had no idea.


Aimeemomof2 said...

Your hanbok is gorgeous!!! :) I love the little ballerina, too! So sweet! We lived in the Port Orchard, WA area for 4 years when DH and I were first married. Your blog is so interesting! :)

Andrea said...

Great pics, great costumes! I hope your video game alter ego is a strong, independent woman on a quest for justice! Have an awesome weekend!

RedMolly said...

You look beautiful in your hanbok! So are you going to go as Helena Douglas next year?

Freer Family said...

Kate is tutu cute, lol. Sorry I couldn't help myself. You look pretty in you Korean dress.

Tricia said...

you take such beautiful pictures!

kate was adorable in her tutu!

Mimi said...

So cute! Kate looks wonderful, and so do you and Doug.

I had no idea, who knew?

Chris said...

You guys are so cool!