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Halloween Past and Present

Halloween is coming up! I know, big surprise, right? Over at Tip Junkie the talk has turned to family-themed costumes. We’ve done a bit of this so I thought I’d throw my few feeble attempts into the mix. This will be MM’s third Halloween and if I do say so myself, I think it will be his best. Before telling you about his Halloween costume this year, let’s cover the years past shall we?

2006

I know, all babies are pumpkins. Not content to be completely ordinary, I had the fabulous idea that dh and I could be pumpkin farmers since we made him after all. And I’m pretty proud of myself for getting dh to dress up at all. I don’t think it will ever happen again.

2007

I’m not in this picture and the two non-lion children aren’t actually mine (they belong to my bestie @ Red Knows How). But I did dress in theme to my son even though dh was not inclined to do so. I really just wore a black tee shirt and some cat ears, but it’s the thought that counts right?

And this year… 2008

MM is going to be The Man In The Yellow Hat! No pictures yet as we are still in the process of making the costume – our first attempt at making our own costume and it’s coming out really well so far. We have one of those monkey leash backpacks that he can wear to be George. And I’ll be hopefully wearing a lab coat, if I can find one, making me Professor Wiseman and I’ve convinced the hubby to willingly wear a baseball cap and let me call him Bill. That’s pretty good sneaky, huh? If you aren’t up on your Who’s Who of Curious George, click here for character descriptions then go to the library and check out some of the books and turn on PBS in the morning and check out the tv show! We’re big fans in this family if that’s not now blatantly obvious. The movie with Will Ferrell is really good, too!

What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Do you do themes for your whole family?

By Jen E @ mommablogsalot

Mom to 2 kids and 1 dog. Wife of 1 handsome engineer. I'm almost always found behind the camera, in front of the computer, lost in a good book or dragging my family on another new adventure.

4 replies on “Halloween Past and Present”

I love the man in the yellow hat idea! And the pumpkin farmer idea was cute too.

We don’t normally dress up as a family. I told my husband that I dont’ like to draw attention to myself. That sounds kind of weird coming from a blogger, doesn’t it?

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I love this idea! I think I told you that before.
My middle son wanted to be a Chick Fil A cow with protest sign and everything which I thought would be really cute..but he changed his mind and will be batman instead. 😦

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@ Nancy : I’m not really sure if my costume will happen or not, but I’m going to try. I used to love dressing up and I really don’t want to let go of that just yet…

Those costumes sound awesome!

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Aw, the Man with the Yellow Hat will be so cute, can’t wait to see pictures!

I try to dress the boys in a theme while I still can. Last year my 5 yo was Spider-man, so the baby was a spider. This year they are Tigger and Eeyore. I don’t dress up though, when I’ve tried to it never works out.

Back before kids, DH and I attended a party as Bo Peep and her lost sheep, we paid a ridiculous amount of money to rent the costumes but we looked awesome. I had this humongous hat that I had to take off to walk through doors.

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