Seriously, how is it Halloween already?!?!?!?! We've had a fun, festive week leading up to the big day. Can't wait to get home from work and head out to trick or treat with the girls.
My favorites today are my kids in their Halloween costumes. I had so much fun looking back at these pictures this week. Two things I noticed while going through the pictures this week.
1) I love putting my kids in an animal costume for their first 2 Halloweens (before they can talk and they have an opinion about what they want to be). I just think a baby in an animal costume is the cutest thing ever. I love how just their little face sticks out.
2) Maddie loves a wig. For the past 3 years, she has chosen her costume based on the wig. She fell in love with that Rapunzel braid months before Halloween and her mind was set on being Rapunzel. When she saw that red Merida wig, she had her heart set on it. This year it's an Elsa wig.
Okay, onto the costumes. But first, here is my very favorite Halloween costume from my childhood. The dress and wig were homemade by mom when I was in 1st grade. Love it!
2009 - Sweetest little dalmation ever.
2010 - This was the first Halloween that Maddie really "got" it. She was SO excited. We had so much fun experiencing it all with her.
2011 - My favorite Halloween yet. We spent this Halloween in Disney World. It can't get much better than that! This was Lily's first Halloween and she was such a cute little pig. To celebrate Halloween, we had dinner with Cinderella. So much fun!
2012 - This Halloween was 2 days after Hurricane Sandy and, like most Long Islanders, we had no power. We went trick or treating that afternoon because there wasn't much else to do. Stores were closed, stop lights at major intersections were out, and gas was nearly impossible to come by. So many Long Islanders were dealing with devastating losses this Halloween. We were so grateful that the only loss we had was power. It was a very different Halloween for sure.
2013 - Last year. Annie's first Halloween and the first Halloween that Lily "got" it. Such a fun Halloween.