Thursday, November 1, 2007

greetings from the orient...


Ruby as a little Geisha girl








Little Geisha with her father the Sumo


Ruby with a few of her cousins

We had the greatest time last night. I think it's so fun to get all dressed up and go all out. Our costumes were a hit at our ward's trunk or treat party. Ruby's was given to us by my step mom who travels to New York several times a year. She and my dad picked up this adorable outfit for Ruby (before she was even born), complete with matching shoes! I ordered my and John's costumes online, but several of the accessories, like my shoes, the umbrella, Ruby's chopsticks and baby doll, we got in China Town on our trip to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago.
Unless Ruby and I were right by John's side, most people at the party didn't even recognize who we were...especially Ruby with that black hair and dark eyebrows. In fact, one woman in the ward told John that she thought Ruby and I were really Japanese; and that before John pointed us out to her, she had been about to go and introduce herself. She must have seen us from a pretty good distance to actually think we were visiting from Asia. Nonetheless, our costumes were pretty good and we enjoyed showing them off!

19 comments:

ahe said...

Seriously, I didn't recognize you guys either. Your costumes are awesome. Ruby doesn't even look like herself with dark hair and a painted face. I didn't know who it was in the first pic until I read the caption. Good work!!

Blackner Family said...

I love your costumes!! I love that you guys totally get into Halloween!! What a creative family you guys are!

The Bentleys said...

i didnt recognize you two girl AT ALL!! #1 Ruby is getting so big and grown up and #2 ... nice make up!! ha ha ha you guys crack me up!!

Julie said...

Oh my word, those are fabulous! That doesn't even look like Ruby. I am glad she is American, even though she is adorable as a geisha.

Kat & Steve said...

Those costumes are SO great! They put ours to shame. Seriously, I'm impressed!

Jill Hunt said...

That is so fun. I love your costumes! John's made me laugh. I wish I could get Paul to do something fun like that. He always wants to be something scary and gorey(sp?).

Laurel said...

Oh, I love it! And you do definitely look so different. I am officially inspired to come up with something equally creative and adorable for my little family next year. You guys look fabulous!

diana rose said...

you did have fabulous costumes. i can't believe someone actually thought you guys were asian.

buddens said...

I'll probably just sound like everyone else, but truly, Ruby looks SO different! You do too ... are Geisha's not allowed to smile? I LOVE that idea! So creative! Looks like the SF trip fit perfectly into your Halloween plans! Love it, love it, love it!

Kira Joy said...

ya'll rock my socks off!

Sun Lee Chow said...

Ching chang su ming mang hilarious doy oh mi hoy

~~Heidi~~ said...

How cute is that. You guys look amazing, I love the muscles John! You make a good china girl nicole!! How fun, isn't halloween so fun with little ones!

Brooke said...

Great pics! You guys really got into it this year! Ruby looked so hilarious!

Camille Law said...

You guys are amazing! Love the costumes! How fun! We love your family and miss you. Glad we can stay in touch through the blogs. Love, The Law's

Moore Family News said...

I love your costumes! I went to your link through Rania's!! You are awesome! You should check out my blog--you can get to it by Rania's!! Ruby is adorable!! :0) Melanie (Speirs) Moore

Danielle said...

LOL. These pictures are SO GREAT! I LOVE your costumes! John as a sumo wrestler - hilarious! And you and Ruby are the prettiest little Geisha girls. I was dying of laughter when I read that someone actually thought you were visiting from Japan. I lived in Japan for 2.5 years, and most of the women there do not dress in traditional kimonos anymore. (Though, some of the older mama-sans do, on occasion. Depends on where they're going.)

Anyway, you guys ALWAYS have a ton of FUN!

I hope that I can be as creative and fun with my kids (when I FINALLY get to have some kids!)

LOL. Too, too funny and too, too fun!

Me and Them said...

I. love. your costumes! You guys are amazing. Looks like so much fun! Still missing you...
Sonja

Amber and Dallas said...

You guys were so cute! I loved your costumes! Ruby was soooo dang cute! John was hilarious and I loved your wig. You guys did go all out! What a fun tradition!

Maryann said...

What awesome costumes! You guys look great. And Ruby, as always, looks adorable!!