|Gap shirt, Boston Proper skirt (thrifted), Target shoes and headband, necklace from giveaway win|
That top picture wasn't the best one in the bunch BUT I thought my ears looked kind of elfin and...well...that just meant I had to choose it. Last year I tried to convince Aaron to do a family Lord of the Rings costume for Halloween because Baby 2 looked VERY elf-like at the time and I thought it would be awesome if we dressed him as an elf, Stinky as a hobbit (being all smallish, as an almost 3 year old is wont to be), I could go as one of the 3 token female characters and Aaron could dress as whichever of the hundreds of male characters he wanted. Perfect! He kind of liked the idea but worried people would think we were nerds. Which we are, but we generally try to hide it.
On an unrelated note, Janssen shared this post via Google Reader last Wednesday and I found myself nodding in violent agreement. My 9th grade English teacher insisted that everyone should be read to every day. Accordingly, we began each class with a chapter from Holes by Louis Sachar and, when that was finished, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It was far and away my favorite class of the whole year. I actually think about that teacher fairly regularly. I really hope she's still out there, teaching creative composition and reading to her classes. The world needs teachers like her.