I used to host a big, fun Halloween party the Saturday before Halloween each year. I never was a big Halloween person – until Son was born. My only request to my Dr. during my pregnancy was “please don’t let him be born on Halloween!” Now I think that would have been cool. But…he made his entrance a few days before and we ended up having a Halloween/birthday party combo 6 years running. I think my favorite Halloween party was the last one 3 years ago – it was an 80′s themed party and kids and adults all came dressed in 80′s costumes. We had several Madonnas, a rubik’s cube, the Golden Girls, Punky Brewster, Mr. T, etc.. I will always cherish those photos and memories! After that party I scaled back to a small party on Halloween – some of our friends come over and we eat chili and a few appetizers and then we all drive golf carts around the neighborhood trick-or-treating.
Here are a few photos I dug up from the archives to share with you through the years of Halloween (last year pictured above was “Toddlers and Tiaras and a Bears football player.) As I type this, Daughter (at 10 years old) is now pretty much my same height and has a shoe size 2 sizes larger than my own. Son is not far behind in the height department and we could share shoes but he doesn’t really care for wedges or Ugg boots! Daughter typed a letter to me outlining all the reasons she should have a phone - I’ll have to scan and share that later, it would win anyone over. The point is…they are growing up way too fast and pretty soon they will be too old for trick-or-treating! (Some faces have been blacked out to protect the innocent!)
Son won the Costume Contest at the 80′s party with his Gene Simmons KISS costume!
And I’m not saying this is or isn’t husband, but this crew also won the Costume Contest as Richard Simmons and the Sweatin’ to the Oldies “ladies.” I pee a little every time I see this photo:
These Solid Gold dancers at the 80′s party still kill me. I couldn’t black out his lips in this photo because really – that makes the photo:
This was all of us last year by the golf cart. Husband went all out with his costume…I think he called it “deer in the headlights”
This Chuckie was pretty funny – we found him/her at a house where we trick-or-treated. They had the dad jumping out of the bushes to really freak you out and they had fake bloody limbs on the stairs up to their house.
This is really going back in the archives to the pumpkin patch days:
People who have never seen me pregnant don’t believe that I get as big as I got. No, this is not twins or octuplets. This was taken about a month before Son was born…back in the days with a digital camera that had 2 megapixels and before lasik eye surgery:
Isn’t she the cutest thing? This child never had hair until she was about 3 years old. It all fell out and grew back to the thickest hair you’ve ever seen – see what happens when you wish too hard? I said I wanted enough hair for a bow – not enough that her hairdresser said he will start charging her by the pound! There is nothing cuter than baby feet…nothing…
This was when my little pumpkin turned 1 – still getting the hang of how to walk, I guess:
This was Daughter trying on brother’s costume:
I could eat them with a spoon:
This was the year Johnny the Torch actually started a tree on fire with a sparkler:
I hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane!