Saturday, October 30, 2010

Of Halloween Past

It's hard to believe this is the 7th Halloween since I've been a mom. And as we gear up for a night of trick-or-treating tomorrow night, I thought I'd take a trip down Halloween memory lane. (By the way, as a mom and a teacher, Halloween on a Sunday night blows. Just sayin'.)

Apparently I didn't take the camera along in 2004 and 2006 because try as I might I couldn't find any pictures. I know Claire was a lamb one year, but for the life of me I can't remember any of the other costumes. Oh well...I wasn't going to win MOTY anyway!

Halloween, 2003. Cole was 9 days old. An angel seemed most fitting.

Halloween, 2005. Cole was a chicken. This was one of my favorite costumes ever. His dad wasn't nearly as impressed. Little Miss was a giraffe. Can you spot her? She's the one that looks really pissed off...


Halloween, 2007. Cole was a dragon and Claire was a puppy dog. This was the first year they both really "got" Halloween and we had a great time taking them around trick-or-treating.

Halloween, 2008. Grandma went all out on Cole's costume. I had 2 other costumes for him to choose from, but when I asked he said he had already told all his friends he was going to be a tractor. Grandma outdid herself. It even had working headlights!

Claire decided she wanted to be a cheerleader when she discovered 2 pom-poms in her closet. We even teased and sprayed her hair. She especially loved the tights.


Halloween 2009 proved to be a tough decision on the part of the Little Miss. She had decided upon a dinosaur, which was a pretty awesome costume. And as we took the obligatory pictures 20 minutes before leaving to go trick-or-treat, she burst into tears and said she wanted to be a princess. Had she said anything else, it wouldn't have been possible to make something so fast. But because she really IS a princess, with a closet full of princess dresses, a quick change was made. And everyone was happy.


Cole wanted to be a race car driver, which ended up being very easy. We stuck him in a snow suit and snow boots and borrowed a cousin's racing helmet. Done.

This year? The Little Miss wants to be Dorothy. Does she know who Dorothy is? Um, no. No she does not. All she knows is she has a pretty blue and white dress with matching hair bows. And she is happy.

The boy wants to be a cowboy. But I am sure that will change about 10 times before tomorrow night. Wish me luck!

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18 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Thank you for sharing your kids with us!! Very cute!!!

Jeannie

bfs said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! Two of my grandbabes are into John Deere everything!!!

sandy said...

Adorable kids!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Soo cute!

TMI said...

I call my daughter little miss too! I love all the flashback photos and cute costumes. That tractor is so much fun - I bet he loved it!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I kept thinking, "oh, this costume is my fave" and then I'd see another one and say "no, this is my fave" so yeah, I can't pick a fave. LOL But I do LOVE the angel picture!

dddiva said...

Too cute- gotta say that tractor is amazing! Looks like lots of fun. :)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Your mom is the BOMB!!! What a great costume, is she for hire? I am so wanting to find someone the share all the joy/frustration of making halloween costumes. That is great and I bet that he loved every minute of his night being John Deere!

Finding Normal said...

Great pics! Love the hair--it was the first thing I noticed about the pics elsewhere. She looks much older with that fancy do!
Did the tractor hold up? Mucho impressivo Grandma!

Are you getting comment notifications? I'm most concerned, what with my big day coming up and all. EEK.

SITS Girls said...

I am beside myself.

That cheerleading picture.

It's.too.much.

The cuteness. I can't take it.

Tiffany

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

That tractor costume is AWESOME. Seriously. Wee One would LOVE that one. We wouldn't be able to get it off of him. He loves tractors, trucks, and all things
transportation/construction. He was a cowboy riding a horse this year. It was hysterical.

Maternal Mirth said...

Awesome tractor costume and could your cheerleader be ANY cuter???

Brandy said...

They are all adorable but wow a tractor! With working headlights...now that's impressive.

Z's Mom said...

All of those costumes are great!!!! Your kids are sooo cute.

You mean she didn't want to be a Russian Peasant this year???

Nik said...

They are just precious!

Shell said...

All such great costumes- but the tractor is definitely the best!

Midwest Mommy said...

So cute! Love that tractor one!

Casa de Mask said...

All of the pictures are so precious...why do our babies have to grow up so quickly? :-(