Aside from that one commercial costume, all five kids wore home made Halloween costumes. October was always a crazy, busy time for me. Doing all of my usual mom stuff, plus making costumes. I am pretty sure I have them all in a Rubbermaid container in the basement.
Even in Australia I made costumes. Then,we came back to the States and I sewed fewer and fewer costumes. When I was down to making costumes for only two kids, it hit me really hard. I felt so lost and sort of blue. My babies were growing up. Another step towards their independence.
Then, no more costume making. For the kids at least. Nick and I have gone to a couple of costume optional parties. Ours are home made, but not necessarily home sewn.
I don't seem to have a lot of pictures of costumes in my computer. I know I have a lot needing to be scanned.
I think that this will be our first year without a real pumpkin. We bought a plastic one at Target. It has a face carved into it and also has a little light. No pumpkin guts. No pumpkin smell in the kitchen.
I am going to place a few pictures of our past pumpkins- recent past.
I have one cousin with a Halloween birthday, one Halloween grandniece turning 8 today, and now another relative- another cousin's grandson was born today!
Trick or Treat!