November 3, 2008

Oz Bunch Multiplies

We had so much fun on Halloween! Asher sat so still as Charlie painted his face...I'm still not sure which of my boys liked dressing up for Halloween more.

You can't tell in this picture, but Asher was quite the opposite of the Cowardly Lion as he ran out to show off his costume and painted face to Uncle Jordan. He was so proud of himself and his "roarrrrrrr" that he'd been practicing.

McKlayne had no idea what was going on as we painted her face..she kind of just smiled as the paint tickled her nose, but she definitely didn't like having her "ears" put up. She screamed as I put the rubberbands in her hair...this was her first time to have pigtails, but I've heard that girls get used to this, so we shall see!

She's got him wrapped around her little finger already!

I still can't believe how quickly we've doubled! If you would have told me when Charlie and I were first Dorothy and the Scarecrow (before we were even engaged!) that in just four, short years we'd be dressing up again as the Oz bunch with two children of our own, I would have laughed in your face! It's amazing to me what the Lord can do in such a short amount of time! We're so thankful for where He's brought us!

My little Toto.

He had so much fun running from house to house and often helped himself to the candy...we'll have to work on that next year!

Of course, we had to stop by the CS Grandparent's so they could see our little ones, where we met Tara and cute little, Kitty-Cat Karis. (This sidenote is completely unrelated to Halloween, but I wanted to be able to remember this for years to come: You know Asher loves his "Mammy-ou" whenever he sees "Dane" passing out worship guides at church and immediately starts asking for her. I can't believe he can already put them together...he's way smarter than I give him credit for!)

Then we made our way to the Hendrick's to Trick or Treat and hang out with the rest of our friends.


The Currie Family said...

Toto had me cracking up, she is just too cute!! What a precious family you have.

Well you might have multiplied but the good news is you still look as young (and good) as you did four years ago!! :o)


The Currie Family said...

oh and hurry up and take the pumpkin pics....I hope you got one big enough for chubbers! ;o)

The Montalbos said...

Lions and scarecrows and dogs! Oh my!

Y'all are so adorable! I can't believe how much that little girl has changed!! And her hair is SO LONG! I love the color. Can't wait to see you all SOON.

The Bradleys said...

oh mylanta, this is incredible. You Apel family- are fabulous, seriously. You children are too cute and it has been way to long since we have seen you seeing how the last time we saw mcklayne, she was a wee little thing and well.. she is not anymore. We miss you!

mimi said...

you guys are best oz bunch- and your little dog too! Theres no place like home!!!

Jennifer :) said...

Y'all look so precious! I love the "Wizard of Oz" theme!

the herzogs said...

Oh goodness Kirby y'all are incredible! I love the pictures and how seriously cute your whole family is - what great costumes!! We didn't even do anything! :-( Except one day Caleb and Travis were wearing matching shirts, so we pretended that they were 'dressed up' as twins. We are so lame ;) Love you and I love seeing pics and hearing stories!!


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Marylou aka Mammy-ou said...

The pictures are adorable. We are so thankful to be part of your family. We love y'all soooo much!!

jdhargrove said...

Who's idea was it for Charlie to be the brainless one? Seriously, yall look great. Charlie, if graphic design doesn't work out, you've certainly got a career in make up!

John and Sarah said...

They are soo cute!!!! I love you so much. I had a dream about you the other night. Made me miss you!