Saturday, September 04, 2010

Labor of Love

Labor Day has traditionally been our hallween choosing day.  There have been years where it has happened before Labor Day but in order for me to have enough construction time, I need it by labor day.

In case you're nearly as anal as I am here's our halloweens from the past, enjoy!

First off, 2006, where I started doing this whole insane thing, we had a Star Wars Theme.  Best costume award:  Yoda, obviously.  If you look closely you'll see my soul on his hat.  It now lies in our costume bin, poor little soul.

Next we did a superhero theme.  Best costume:  Tough call between me and Robin.  i think robin required a bit more ingenuity... but man, I do like my wonder woman outift!

And, the pregnant year of Calvin and Hobbes.  Best costume:  The fact that Drew and I already look like Calvin's parents, so I didn't have to do a thing for us!

And, finally the greatness that was last year's Peter Pan Theme... best costume by FAR being Drew's, thanks to a good friend who loaned us that hat.  Awesome, aint' it?

While having a family theme has been SO. MUCH. FUN. (and while I realize that sounds really sarcastic, even as I type it, it's not... I really do think that) I'm not sure it's in me this year.  I bet it will be though.  Just have to finalize.  Have any ideas blog readers?


  1. Wow! You don't mess around. I always want to do a theme, but no one in my household will cooperate:(

  2. I think Wizard of Oz was it for us. Bria has no desire to ever do a themed family costume every again. And since I didn't force the issue last year, it probably will never happen. Oh well.

    Toy Story maybe?

  3. I was going to suggest wizard of oz. about scooby doo?

    P could be daphne. U as velma. Drew as shaggy. C as fred. and S as scooby?

  4. Sharon9:53 AM

    Do the themes while you can - soon individuality will rear its head, I'm sure. If you do Wizard of Oz, I have stuff to loan :)

  5. I was going to say Wizard of Oz, but now I just look like a copy cat. Alice in Wonderland? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? (Do you still have the WW costume?) Strawberry Shortcake and her friends? (Sorry, can you tell what costumes my girls are obsessing over this year?)

  6. Did you really just say you weren't going to do it!? I think that someone else was typing that blog. Ha ha. You rock Halloween, I look forward to it every year!

  7. Halloween and costumes hold lots of wonderful memories for my family. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for the post.

  8. SO fun! I love all the themes that you do together as a family. Personally the crocodile costume is my favorite.

    Maybe you could do the Bernstein Bears next.

  9. Well since there's five of you, you could do the Scooby Doo gang. Or the Incredibles. Or you could be the Wiggles!


Hi, I love you. You read my blog.
What did you think?
I would love to know what you think!
Before you post anonymously though, think if it is something you would say in person. I always sign my comments with my name. I hope you will do.

I respond to all my comments in the comments section. Please check back
or subscribe to have further comments emailed to you. :) I love chatting with my readers!

Or, email me at


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...