Tonight, our kids attended their very first Halloween Dance. There have been dances in the past, but our kids were never very interested until this year when they both decided to go. So we commemorated the night with a few pre-dance pictures.

2014-10-30_001

Ellee rocked a sweet little Bee costume, compliments of the Target Halloween Clearance from last year.

2014-10-30_002

I’m pretty sure I paid a grand $2.00 for her sweet ensemble, thanks to some good fortune in hitting the 90% off clearance just right. What can I say? I’m a huge fan of not having to pay an arm and a leg for a Halloween costume.

2014-10-30_003

Ellee, was pretty excited to dress up in her costume for the dance.

2014-10-30_004

And, in case you were wondering… Yes. She rocked the costume with her favorite pair of black heels. And didn’t complain once about her feet hurting. Because she’s amazing like that.

2014-10-30_005

Anyhow, once we were at the dance, Ellee found her friends and took off. So I walked around, and found some friends too.

2014-10-30_006

I’ve been able to meet a lot of awesome parents and students through Hangtime and it was fun to catch up with a few throughout the evening.

2014-10-30_011

This sweet girl represented the fan favorite costume of the year. There were all sorts of beautiful Elsa’s running around at the dance and it was fun to capture this particular one with her beautiful Elsa wig. It reminded me of how much costumes have changed over the years. When I was in elementary school, we had the hard plastic masks that cut into your eyes and made your face get all sweaty. All I can say is, well done, costumes of today, for your plastic-less faces and your realistic Elsa hair.

2014-10-30_007

My favorite costumes of the night were these sweet sisters, representing two of the three blind mice.

2014-10-30_010

Whereas I did spend some of the 45 minutes chatting with friends, a good portion off it was dedicated to hunting down Ellee who was happily walking around with her friends. She wasn’t so much into the whole dancing thing, but preferred instead to make her rounds to check everything out.

2014-10-30_008

Oh, and if you’re wondering what a K-2nd Grade Halloween dance looks like, it’s kind of like this. Only a bit louder and a bit more crowded in real life. All in all, it was well done and lots of fun for all of the children that participated. It was fun to see all of the kids in their costumes.

2014-10-30_009

I’m so thankful that Ellee had a great time with her sweet friends.

2014-10-30_012

Christian’s 5th and 6th grade dance was later in the night. He created his own costume, which was officially, a Shipwreck Survivor, based off one of the books that he recently read. So he cut up some clothing and we painted his face and arms and he was pretty excited about it. In a somewhat sad turn of events (only for me), parents weren’t allowed at the older kids dance. Which totally makes sense. So I dropped him off, went to the first part of Youth Group, which was happening across the street and then walked over to pick him up when the dance was done. He had a nice time, but after talking to him, I’m not sure that dances are really his thing. Which is fine. He did catch up with his friends and overall, the night was a success. Halloween festivities will continue tomorrow, with a class party for Ellee and then trick or treating with friends at night. Thanks so much for stopping by and it will be fun to share about the rest of our adventures tomorrow.

2014-10-30_013

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s