This one is from the first year I dressed up for Halloween. I'm 2 here, and rocking a prettttty cool butterfly costume. My sister's sunflower costume totally kills me. It's so good! Nice one, Mom and Dad!
At age 3, couldn't decide if I wanted to be a fairy or a princess, so I was a fairy princess! Awesome. Can ya'll tell how pumped I was to have curly hair and be wearing a poofy dress AND a crown? Woah.
This is from the year 101 Dalmatians was re-released (1991, I was 4), and I was obsessed. I had a dalmatian themed birthday party and everything, so I was obviously going to be a dalmatian for Halloween! I love how totally early 90s our footwear is here.
Then my sister and I were both really dorky looking cats, which was pretty awesome.
And then, in the 3rd grade, I got reaaaaal nerdy and was the Kool-aid man. Oh yea (ha!). It happened. It was also like, the windiest Halloween ever, so that costume really worked against me!
And last but not least, 1 year-old me crying. This picture cracks me up! My sister is so dang cute and happy in her princess costume, and I'm crying my damn eyes out. My best guess is that I was jealous I didn't get to dress up! Haha!
I think my favorite thing about looking at these photos is seeing how much work my parents did to help my sister and I create our dream costumes. Whether we wanted to be a princess or a sunflower, a butterfly or the Kool-aid Man, Mom and Dad made it happen. They painted butterfly wings two years in a row, cut out felt dots to glue to a white sweatshirt, and even cut out and painted giant pieces of cardboard to help my sister and I have costumes that we totally loved.
These memories really make me think about my family and how much fun we have together and how much we love each other. I think that's one of the things I love most about Halloween! Ya know, that and candy. Ha!
Do you guys have any favorite costumes you dressed up in? Any favorite Halloween memories?
I hope you all have a happy Halloween!
Til next time!
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