"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: He trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it..." ~ William Shakespeare, Henry V
|Lola, the best friggin' jockey on the planet, with her beloved Pongo|
|Claire & Pongo (yes, HE IS sporting a multi-colored pink heart fleece blanket, and I'm not sure he's too happy about it. LOL)|
"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse."
~ R. S. Surtees
Cal actually came up with the idea to have Claire & Lola dress up as horse jockeys this year for Halloween. I searched like a mofo online to find ANY jockey costume I could in a size 3-6 month and a 5T. No dice. But I WAS lucky enough to stumble upon The Littlest Jockey, an Etsy shop with beautiful jockey silks handmade -- with love! -- by Peggy Mauro. She was the most amaaaaaazing person to work with, custom-sizing the jackets & hats to fit our girls' tiny heads and bodies. We thank you SO MUCH, Peggy, for ALL you did for us (with relatively short notice, no less)! These were -- BY FAR! -- our FAVORITE costumes to date. The girls stole hearts and earned plentyyyyyy of "ooooohhhhh's" and "aaaaahhhhhh's" (and maybe an "Are they real?" or seven!) over the course of the past few days of sportin' their silks.
You all know by now that we Hooligans never half-ass Halloween. We tend to go
|We totally could NOT pass up this rockin' costume for our Romeo from the lovely Target (Tar-zhay pronunciation, of course).|
|Waiting for trick-or-treaters... "Capricorn" lovingly greeted (and tongue-kissed, I'm pretty sure!) damn near EVERY SINGLE ONE of our -- COUNT 'EM!!!!! -- 200 trick-or-treaters this year!!! He was a star!|
|Unrequited love at its finest. HA! Zoe (my parents' Italian Greyhound) cannot STAND Romeo!!! Pretty sure she busted his balls (wait, he doesn't have any... HA!) .0075 seconds after this picture was taken. She may be little, but she is mighty!|
|Hangin' on for dear life!|
|One word for ya': MORTIFIED!|
|A big thanks to Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center & our physical therapist there, Cindy Sappok, for lending us the riding crops & putting up with us taking |
|Lovin' the devil-angel color combos!!!!! FITTING!!!!!!|
|Half-expected an extended middle finger on that left hand... HA!|
|Pissed as hell. Who is this impostor? Where is Pongo?!?! I will SMOTHER YOU.|
|I've just about had it with your SHIT, Mother... (we are 100% sure Claire would cuss like a sailor if she could talk. LOL)|
|Workin' the tight head shot... but fading QUICK!|
|Back the F off, fake, wanna-be Pongo!!!! This is MY dance space.|
|Lola, ever-ready, with her Gran (my Mom) and her "Uncle" Max (who confiscated Lola's Boppy pillow as his own last night!)|
|Thanks to my niece, Ali, for letting us borrow her horsey as a prop!!!|
Until next year... GIDDY UP!