Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Fun Round 2

After we went to the pumpkin patch, our small group got together for our annual pumpkin carving contest. We also added costumes this year!



Lindsey made these CUTE table decorations. Love those! She got the idea from Southern Living.



Westin in his festive shirt which caused a debate. I would love your input! His shirt says, "daddy's lil' ghoul". The guys thought it meant "daddy's lil' GIRL". The girls thought it was definitely not a girl's shirt and just meant what it said. I would think if it were a girl's shirt then it wouldn't be black. What are your thoughts? :) By the way, it was a hand me down from a little boy.


Cody was a priest and I was the Progressive girl, Flo.


Hippie chick, Vietnam Vet and their love child.


Tin Man, Dorothy and the Lion


K State super fans.


Salt and Pepper Shakers (their twin girls were sleeping)


Jason was out of town so Katie came with Colson.


Cousins


Cody carved the skull. He ran out of time to finish but I think it looks good! I say it all the time but I love that our small group just does life together. We are all in the same phase of life and enjoy spending time together. Over the last 5+ years our get-togethers have definitely changed! We all have at least one baby now that has to get home to bed. :) Okay, so what are your thoughts on Westin's shirt?

36 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the Costumes! The Salt and Pepper shakers were a hoot!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I do not think he shirt is girly at all.

C.Brooks said...

I don't think it meant "girl" either.

P.S. As an insurance agent, love that you were "Flo"!

Anonymous said...

That is too funny about Westin's shirt! I am laughing because I first saw him in his shirt on Katie's blog and thought to myself 'I wonder why Westin was wearing a girl's shirt'! Where I live there is a commercial that has a dad and his daughter and she says she's "daddy's little girl" so I immediately thought that is what his shirt meant. I'm sorry Shannon but I do think it is a girls shirt even though it is black. Sorry! ( Just my opinion : ) And I only had to tell you since I saw it and thought that way and now you are mentioning it! I have side with the guys on this one. Love your blog : )
-Abby

Nikki said...

I think the shirt could be worn by either gender... It's not like it has a bow on it or puffed sleeves, like the ones I have seen for girls this year.

Kim said...

Sorry but Daddy's little "ghoul" sounds like a play on words for girl ;) He still a cutie either way!

So I guess I agree with the dads ;)

Anonymous said...

It's Danielle again...
I am sorry Westin's shirt caused such a debate! I still think it means "Daddy's Little Girl!" I guess you'll just have to have a little girl so she can wear it...it would look really cute with a jean skirt and black tights! I did see orange patent leather shoes to go with that outfit at the GAP! :)
I am anxious to hear everyone's opinion!
PS. You're a great decorator and are so creative! I wish I could hire you when our new home is built to be my interior designer~
trustinhim10@yahoo.com

Lorri said...

Cute shirt, but its sounds like a pun for "little girl." Doesn't matter if it's black, my daughter has had very cute, very girly, black Halloween tops before. But dress him however you want!

Jennifer said...

He is such a doll so I think it's ok, but I saw his picture on Katie's blog first and thought it was a little girl before I recognized the baby :)

Love your costume :)

Wade & Melissa said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time! I bought Maddox the same outfit, and my husband didn't think it meant "daddy's little girl"! It has a ghost on it therefore the "ghoul" references the ghost and not a girl. Geez! lol

Meet the Brummett's said...

I think the shirt is a play on the words "daddy's little girl," but I def think the shirt is okay for a boy to wear! If I were to put it on my girls, you better believe that that ghost would have a bow or some sparkle on its head! lol

Katie said...

Ok...as long as there aren't any ruffles, ruched collar/shoulders, or glitter, you are totally in the clear. I never would have thought based on what it says (or the look of it) that it's a girl's shirt. No way. I wouldn't have even looked at it for Amelia...and if I did, I would have thought I'd have to "girly" it up. Definitely a boy's shirt...or a tomboy girl. I *never* would have looked at "ghoul" and thought that meant girl. IT'S SOOO NOT A GIRL SHIRT...if it was, there would be a bow on it somewhere.

The little Wizard of Oz lion...how adorable is that?! And the S&P shakers...so creative!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, and seeing pictures of Westin :)
This debate is cracking me up! i have had the same shirt for my daughter (among other smocked, ruffly, ricrac'ed fall and Halloween items, hehe) each year because when I saw it I assumed it was a play on words, for "Daddy's little girl". Maybe I'm wrong, though.
sarah

Robin said...

Well, I have to be honest, when I first saw the picture, before I ever read a thing, I was thinking, "That seems like a girl's shirt!"

Debbie said...

I'm not a young thing anymore but I have four girls and 1 boy. When I first saw the shirt I was definitely not thinking girl. Its very cute and does not look girly to me at all. It could go for either gender I would think, its all in according to what you have as to how you think. Its adorable on him. Blessings, Debbie

Cari said...

Ok...Cory and I think its a play on words and is suppose to be girl. Sorry!! However....it is a very masculine design so maybe its suppose to be unisex and can be used for a boy or a girl??

I would put Lincoln in it, but I bet Cory would take it off of him!!! Ha! :)

Lets get together some Monday or Friday (in the afternoon) to hang out!!!

Tiffany said...

I think the shirt is so cute. I have 2 boys and 1 girl. I would have never put my girl in that shirt :). It is a TOTAL boy shirt!

Laura and family said...

haha this debate is so funny! I think it's a play on daddy's little girl, as well, but also agree that it's pretty unisex design (no bows, frills, etc.) westin is cute enough to rock whatever outfit you put him in!!!

Sara said...

I am going to say a boys shirt. I have noticed most of the girl shirts have stripes of some kind and the collar is different.

Love your costume!

Catherine said...

The shirt is totally a boy shirt!! My grandson had the same one...I think it just means a "ghoul" or ghost. I would not even think about it being "girl" since it is Halloween!!!

Silvy said...

i do not think the shirt looks girly, but if you say the words out loud, it definitely sounds like "daddy's little GIRL." sorry! :)

Karen At Home said...

Hi Shannon, I am dying over your costume! I work at Progressive's corporate offices as an accountant so to see one of my favorite bloggers dress up as Flo is awesome! Needless to say because of my job, I am constantly surrounded by Flo.

I don't know where I stand on the shirt, you think if it was for a girl, it would have something else a little girly on the shirt like a bow or a ruffle. I think Westin can totally pull it off as a boys shirt.

Glad to hear you had so much fun!

Karen

Jenn Prather said...

I did NOT think girl at all.....ghoul is a halloween term!!!

Anna said...

I think the shirt could be for a boy or a girl!

I love that you were Flo...I think she's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Yep, when I saw it, I thought it was for a girl also. Definitely think it's a play on "daddy's little girl." Sorry!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's meant to be a girl's shirt based on what it says, but at that age it doesn't matter who wears it.

I may have to steal your costume idea for my church's Trunk or Treat. : )

~Ashlea~ said...

Ok, I'm almost inclined to say it's a girl shirt just because of what it says, BUT I would never put that on a girl! It would at least need a bow on the ghost's head or something! So I'm gonna say go ahead and let that cute little boy wear that black shirt!

I also wanted to let you know that my little man was born 3-6-10, so I have really enjoyed reading your monthly updates about all the new things Westin is doing since they are the same age. I found mum-mums thanks to your blog and my little Jaxten LOVES them!!

Becky said...

I think it was probably meant for a girl, to be honest. It's supposed to be a play on words? But it doesn't matter! :)

Rebekah said...

Everyone was so creative! Looks like a blast!

Girl with the Curlz said...

I think the shirt could be for a boy or a girl. I probablly wouldn't put a black shirt on a baby girl though. I would have gotten it for our little one. I think he looks cute. I found a white shirt for out little guy and it wasn't in the boys or girl section just kind of in the middle so I am not sure but I like it on our boy. Check out my blog you can see. I found it at Kohl's. Happy Fall :-)

The Photo Goo said...

I don't think it's a girl's shirt. There's a picture of the "ghoul" on it :) Plus I really don't think Cody would let him wear it if it was a girl's shirt. AND it's black.

Love all the costumes. Looks like you had a good time.

The Idaho Olsens said...

I have been looking at your blog for quite sometime as I love your decorating ideas and how funny it was to see "The K-State Superfans" because Manhattan is my hometown and that is where I went to school as well...how funny...what a small world it is.
Thanks for sharing your decorating ideas

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Love the costumes. I don't think the shirt meant "girl", but men can be a little hyper about those sorts of things. ;-)

Rambling Girl said...

Cute costumes...love the idea you all did this...I remember seeing an old post where you all have the punkin carving and this one is hands down just because of the costumes and babies now joined in.

I think the shirt could be for either gender....not frilly and not boyish so no worries in my opinion. Westin looks handsome in it....gouls are gender anyway.

Katy said...

very very fun costumes Shannon! fun friends.

hey, come check out my blog and see what's new. :)

Jen said...

I know this is way late, but I just found your blog (lovin' it BTW) Well the 'Daddy's lil ghoul' onesie, my son had the same one (and if I had a girl she would never wear it) so I saw it is completly a boys shirt!!