I love Halloween. I'm not a guts and gore Halloween lover. But I love the dress up and get candy part. It's especially fun that my kids don't have a choice about what costume I put them in. We can do family themes for a while!
The day will come when they will choose their own costumes and I will say, "What does a princess, a turtle and Batman have in common? What is the common tie? How can mom and dad fit into that mix!?" They will roll their eyes, as I often imagine them doing in all my future scenarios.
Last year, we were a zoo. It was fun to do a more literal approach to our actual lives. We did feel a little zooish a year ago. We still do actually.
This year, we decided to fly to the second star to the right, and go straight on til morning.
If you're wondering why my three toddlers are all just sitting on the stoop, posing for pictures, being so well behaved, it's because I am a perfect mother and have taught my nearly 2 year olds to always follow directions at all times and....BWAHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA HAAAA HAHAHAA! Sorry, I almost pulled that off with a straight face. They were waiting for their
Of course what would the lost boys and Tink be without Wendy and Peter Pan, right? Right? Actually, we could leave it at these three little punkins and everyone would be happy with that. But mom will always be that 10 year old girl, planning the most awesome costumes with her sisters and bff across the street. Don't we look ready for a party? (Which we were headed to after taking these pictures.)
Apparently Wendy is the type to get her nightgown at a second hand store and doesn't notice the bottom stitching is coming undone. And Peter is the boy who never grew up, but can grow a pretty good beard. We're kind of a motley crew. Captain Hook doesn't stand a chance.
Let's try and get a picture with EVERYONE looking! Shall we?
Annnd, ready? Look at Grandma!
Ok, guys, look! Grandma is snapping her fingers and waving! Isn't that awesome? LOOK!
Nope. We tried.