It’s Show & Tell Tuesday (I just love this series!) and I’m linking up with Andrea (who I also love) and sharing my kiddos’ Halloween costumes from years past.
Picking out Halloween costumes is always fun and kind of stressful at the same time.
I threw out the idea of a group theme years ago. My kids are never going to settle on the same kind of costume. Only once (when they were 1 & 2) was I able to sneak a theme in but since then, they go in different directions with no looking back.
Now the stressful part comes because my kids start talking about their costumes in July (I blame Hobby Lobby…they put the Halloween decor out in July and my kids get focused on their costumes) and my kids want to order theirs right then.
And then they change their mind.
And then I tell them tough luck.
And then they cry.
And then I get mad at myself for ordering their costume in July.
And then I want to cry.
And the cycle continues.
Now, we have a “wait until September 1 to pick your costume and under no circumstances can you change your mind rule” and it’s working.
It’s only October 20…they have 11 days to realize they never really wanted to be what they picked and desperately want to be something else.
And I’ll say tough luck.
So, here are my kiddos from years past on Halloween. This post makes me happy :).
Wait for it y’all…it’s Halloween 2008…
…Sheaffer and I had babies 5 days a part, and we dressed them both as pumpkins this year. Sheaffer! I remember that day like it was yesterday. There we are on the square with our 6 week olds…I mean to tell you…how cute are they?!?
In 2009, Kensington was a fairy. My cousin made this tulle fairy costume, so she was a big old bundle of rainbow fairy that year.
Oh 2010…how I wish I could do you again. I miss having two babies at home.
This was Smith’s first Halloween (he was 9.5 months old) and he went dressed as…
…a little tiger. Oh look at my baby!!! I could just eat him up right there!
I went as a teenager that year. #justkidding #ihadbraces #theysucked
I mean…look at Smith and Nixon! How flippin’ cute are they?!?!
And then Kensington went as Belle this year. It’s hard to believe these two girls are both now in the first grade. #someoneholdme #erikaweshouldbecryingnow
Mamas of little kiddos at home (I know you’re out there!)…it’s hard, exhausting, and tiresome but one day…those little babies will be in kindergarten and first grade and you’ll look back at pics of them at this age and want to cry your eyes out. I PROMISE YOU. Hug and squeeze those babies RIGHT NOW! You will miss this season.
In 2011, I failed as a Halloween picture taking parent. I don’t have a single picture of them together which is a shame because this was the year they actually had a theme. #shameonme #momfail.
Smith was Shrek (he wasn’t thrilled about the mask and only wore it about a minute)…
…and Kensington was Fiona :).
The red part is important…you’ll understand when you see 2013.
Smith was obsessed with Iron Man for two solid years…in fact, he’s still pretty obsessed…and it was a big deal to him to be red one year and blue the next. #boylife
As much as I miss my little babies, it’s so much fun to trick or treat with big kids! Right now, I would say my kiddos are at the perfect age for enjoying Halloween.
And then this year is EXTRA special because it’s Ashby’s first Halloween! Kensington picked Aurora, Ashby picked Tinkerbell and Smith picked a skeleton :). We had our annual Harvest Party on Sunday night, so the kids had a reason to dress up.
I can’t wait to trick or treat with this group ;).
So that’s Show & Tell Tuesday!
Next time on Show & Tell Tuesdays, we’re sharing a day in the life with you.
And to see posts from the past…
(I was in China for the first two, so I wasn’t able to participate.)
For dinner tonight, I have the perfect supper for your Halloween night…
…it’s my Spooky Spaghetti!
Serve this up before you head out to trick or treat and then have candy for dessert.
And one last thing friends, this morning our sweet Ashby is having surgery. For the next few days, I will not be blogging but focusing on her recovery. I’ll be back here in a few days. My foodie blog will continue to update this week…
These recipes will post Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Of course, we covet your prayers. No mama wants her baby to have surgery…but we trust the Lord and know that He is taking care of her. We just love that little girl so much.