Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Blessed Mother Teresa

Today was the day that all the little kids went in to Tyler’s office for some ‘trick-or-treating’ All Saints style.

If you remember from a few weeks ago, I shared that I had been working on Marie's costume. Thankfully I finished it up this morning and I think she ended up looking pretty cute!


The kids went from cubicle to cubicle collecting their candy. Marie was so sacrificial and decided to give hers to the poor :)


But we kept catching her trying to sneak a few for herself!



On the way around the office we ran into another Mother Teresa (Miss Cynthia) who organized the whole event.


The employees were encouraged to dress up as saints or figures from the Bible as well. 

Tyler informed me of this yesterday morning.  He wanted to dress up as St. Joseph of Cupertino (his patron saint).  I went to the thrift store hoping to find some brown fabric or sheet to use as a robe. But I had no success. So I went to Target and bought a king sized flat sheet and crossed my fingers that I could turn it into something that somewhat resembled a monk’s robe.


I’m happy to say that with a few hours of labor it turned out looking pretty good!

By the end, Marie was getting pretty tired and cranky.  As we put her in the car for the drive home we gave her a bite sized Hershey bar (in the wrapper) to play with and gnaw on.  Since she had been doing this for the last 30 minutes or so I didn’t think it would do any harm… until half way home when I could smell chocolate from the backseat.

I knew that the wrapper had burst and was sure Marie would be a mess by the time we got home.

This is how I found her…


… lesson learned!

Have a great Halloween and All Saints Day!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness! This is seriously one of the most precious things I have ever seen. The costume is amazing, Lynelle! And the chocolate explosion is so much cuter since she fell asleep. Priceless!

  2. Oh Lynelle...I've been laughing out loud since I started reading this. What a sweetheart! You did an amazing job with the costumes as well!! So hilarious about the chocolate...girl after my own heart ;^)

  3. Ok this is adorable! All my girls loved seeing how cute she is in her costume (being a family of girls, they are all partial to baby girls). We all laughed when we saw the chocolate picture...I can really commiserate though...been there! But SO cute!
    Thanks for posting....she's so sweet!

  4. Shes adorable looks just like Lynelle pretty baby happy hallowen marlene useldinger

  5. Too cute! Those are some great costumes you whipped up. What a great way to celebrate Halloween and All Saints Day!


  7. OH... MY... GOODNESS... I love this blog entry! It's oozing & dripping with cuteness!!