Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Of course as a child, then as a partying 20-something and now as a mom. This one was no exception but it might go down as my favorite for a few reasons. One, it was on a Friday so Mike could take a day off and be part of the whole process-getting dressed, taking pics, trick or treating. Two-the girls were old enough to trick or treat with us at a safe distance, which meant we could wait at the end of the driveway with our roadies and then follow stealthily behind and listen in as they compared candy notes and complained about tired feet. Really, kids? It’s two blocks. Three-pulling off this family Halloween costume idea and dressing up all together. This was the second year we’ve done it. Last year we had a Little Mermaid theme but we never got Mike in the pics wearing his crab (Sebastian) outfit. This year Elle called out Catwoman and being big fans, Coco and I fell right in line. As we usually do with Elle. Naturally Mike was fine with it, what little boy turned man doesn’t want to be the Dark Knight for an evening? He was my hero in many ways that night keeping track of Coco and her cousin while I stuck with Elle and the big girls and of course bringing the whole thing together with his epic portrayal of Batman. I don’t know how much longer we’ll all be able to agree on a theme, or if the kids will still think it’s fun for their parents to dress up so I soaked up the experience as much as I could. The kids got a huge kick out of it and as you can see, so did Mike and I. Til next year, Happy Halloween.
The key to a good family costume…lack of ego.
Strike a pose.
Not gonna lie, Coco had this one nailed.
Special thanks to my mom, BooBoo, for the red lips and great photos.