Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ghosts of (some) Halloweens Past

It's times like this when I wish I was more like Ellie, with her neatly categorized photo albums available within arm's reach. My electronic photos are pretty well organized, at least since 2005 or so. But this morning's search for a legacy of Halloween fodder produced just one random early photo in an old flickr (formerly kodak gallery, formerly ofoto) album.

Look at my baby boy dressed up as enthusiastic elephant.  

Awwwww! Efalant.

Now imagine the next few years as a blur of cuteness in the form of Simba, a cougar, and various unfortunate disney characterizations... oh wait... Buzz and Woody:

2002? I'm pretty sure it wasn't even Halloween, but AWWWWWWW.

and then
2003 or 2004. The belly. the mugs. I die.
probably 2005 - Mimi made these costumes for them!
2006 - my girl had to decide between a white or a black unitard for this outfit. Once she chose, she announced to anyone who asked that she was dressed as "a black rock star."

2007. Inexplicable green hair.

2008 - commence dark years. Note the recycled cheerleader costume from last year!

2009. Awww? He won a trophy for that shit.

2010: fave.

2011- really pretty awesome. I spent an inordinate amount of time on her shoes, which you can't even see.
What will tonight bring????


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, I love this so much. I love your son's preoccupation with the dark side -- except for the wondrous nerd year -- and your daughter's schizophrenic cheerleader-as-zombie years.

Just too awesome for words, really. They're spectacular creatures.

Can't *wait* for the 2012 version!


BreezieGirl said...

Love! The "black rock star" had me laughing out loud - literally!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh my, that nerd costume is wonderous!!!

I love this retrospective look at your kids' halloween's past, and, I'm very impressed that you came up with photos from almost every year. Mom of the year type shit, J!


P.S. Merrell wore a very similar "enthusiastic elephant" costume one year. Wtf is up with that design? ha ha.

mom c said...

can't wait to see this years.. love it. mom