Sunday, November 4, 2012

"there are 3 things you must never discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." {halloween 2012}

"A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality. "
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

my kids have been loving charlie brown & his friends for a couple of years now, so when we asked caleb if he wanted to dress up as the grumpy main character and he jumped on the idea, we went for it.   we're thinking this will probably be one of the last years we can do a family theme, without having to dress up like transformers or something caleb's into, or princess cupcake fairy my little ponies like leah will want us to, so we made the most of our last "themed" halloween.  

since i am not even a tiny bit of a seamstress, we bought leah & june's costumes, and caleb's shirt.  so much easier on me, especially since we were out of town until october 22nd and didn't have a lot of time to pull {or hot glue}  it together.  ben and i went to the goodwill for our parts of the costume, except for my wig.  last year i wore a wig and had fun with it, i think i'm going to search for a costume each year that i can wear a new one.  

we went to 4 different halloween parties, so at least i felt like the money we spent on the purchased costumes wasn't a complete waste.

here we are, in all of our glory:
woodstock {missing her head by this point}, sally, linus {minus his blankie he left in the car} snoopy and charlie brown

i'd say it was a hit, especially little woodstock.  june has shoes that squeak when she walks around, which was everybody's favorite part of our costumes.  she absolutely loved trick or treating, and even though she didn't get to eat any of the candy she earned {i kind of have a thing about my young kids eating sugar}, she didn't seem to mind.

and now, for more pictures:

ben and i decided that we'd dress up as a famous couple each year and let the kids do their own thing....we've already got plans in the works for halloween 2013!

1 comment:

Rachel Holloway said...

LOVED your costumes! You guys seriously know how to rock a great idea! :) SO fantastic!!!! I can't WAIT to see what next year holds!!