Milk Maids, Witches and Halloween Memories

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Brittany,Evette,Holiday

Happy Halloween colorful blinkie

The girls loved Halloween and still do, but neither of them wanted to be “ugly” so all their costumes were pretty little girl things. No matter how hard I tried to convince them to have fake scars and hairy moles, they just wouldn’t hear of it. Brittany and Alyssa were the epitome of the nursery rhyme:

“What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
and everything nice,
That’s what little girls are made of.”

I found pictures of both of the girls on different Halloweens, but at the same age. I thought it would be fun for them to see themselves and for me to reminisce.

Brittany’s picture is in front of the pumpkin wall at school. She was so excited to dress up with her tap shoes (I have no idea why she chose to wear them) and with every step, she created a tippity-tap sound.

The cute dog in the picture with Alyssa was my best friend, Evette. Alyssa felt “grown up” because she had long nails and high heels. Funny how perspectives change because now “high heels” to her are like the shoes I posted on Thursday.

So without further adieu…

scrolling Happy Halloween

witchtrick or treat bagghost

Brittany age 7
“Milk Maid”

Brittany as The Tapping Milk Maid


Alyssa age 7

Alyssa as a Pretty Purple Witch

I love you both and enjoy remembering every second spent in your sweet presence.

? Love always, ?
Auntie and Mom

Happy Halloween Pumpkin

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1 Sandra November 1, 2009 at 1:30 am

too cute!!


2 Melissa B. November 1, 2009 at 1:37 am

Just too precious cute! Happy Halloween, Red…


3 Just Playin' November 1, 2009 at 5:35 am

These are wonderful pictures. I was going to do the same thing but didn't get my act together in time. Maybe next year!


4 Bonnie November 1, 2009 at 7:38 am

Thank you for the fabulous spooky quote on my blog, Love Your Place! It goes perfectly with that scary movie! Your blog is lovely, and the girls are adorable in their costumes. I hope everybody had a nice Halloween! Ps. I'm a redhead too!


5 Teresha@Marlie and Me November 1, 2009 at 8:16 am

They look so cute and so happy! I love the strolls down memory lane…keep 'em coming.

p.s. love the doogie in the pic! poodle? I had an apricot toy poodle from my college years that passed in 2005. he was my bestest friend, too!


6 Life with Kaishon November 1, 2009 at 8:32 am

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love little girls. What fun memories. I always wanted tap shoes. That has to be one of the coolest sounds on the planet! : )


7 Mimi and Tilly November 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Hi. Popping by from SITS. Your girls look fab! Gorgeous pictures. Hope you're having a great day, and that Halloween was heaps of fun. Sending smiles.


8 KarenSue November 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is amazing! I will be looking around for a while.
Happy November!


9 missy November 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

i love halloween too!!!!!
my kids did not dress up this year…….darn it!!!!
loved your pictures!!!!
i have not been on the blog at all here lately….so i need to get focused because i am sooooooooo behind!!!!!
hope you are having a great weekend!!!!
now i have to go check out all of your other blogs!!!!!


10 Scrappy Girl November 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

How cute…you are such a sweet mom.


11 Joy November 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm

What cuties! Those are great photos AND costumes!


12 Ashley Ladd November 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm

How adorable. You're blessed.

My kids decided they were too old to trick or treat this year. But they decorated the yard with lots of tombstones, skulls, jack-o-lanterns, and spooky dry ice for smoke. They put glow sticks in the dry ice to make it eerie colors. Then they passed out candy.


13 SITS Girls November 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Just adorable!

They both look fantastic.



14 !!The Obnoxious SAHM!! November 1, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Cute pics 🙂 I hope you had a nice night 🙂


15 Yaya November 1, 2009 at 6:57 pm

How cute are their little model poses?!


16 Pam November 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

They are precious! I don't blame them for not wanting to be ugly–little girls are just cute! : )


17 pam November 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I love both costumes!

Happy Halloween (one day late)


18 Carol November 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Way to fun, I hope you had a safe one and by the way it is great to be back reading and not I just have to do a little writing. Smile.


19 youthinkyoucanblog November 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Awe, how sweet! I was reminiscent this Halloween too. Very cute!


20 Sherri @ Luv a Bargain November 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I should do this for my son who didn't dress up this year for the first time. Memories for mom:)

Stopping by from SITS. Hope your Sunday has been great!


21 Julie November 2, 2009 at 12:03 am

They both look so sweet 🙂 Hope your Halloween was great 🙂


22 Kristen Andrews November 2, 2009 at 12:42 am

very cute, hope you guys had a great halloween


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