Our youngest, Alex, somehow heard trick orating when we said we were going trick-or-treating. Go figure--it works for us, though, and now at 10, he understands what we mean when we say 'hey let's go trick orating'.
I pulled up a few of the photos through the years. I'm a big fan of this day and for years took time to sew costumes for the kids. The one below is Niki and her brother Cody being little matching devils in 1994! They were matching pumpkins the year before. I used to get away with that, hey, I wonder if....
First house, and I know it's 1996 because I'm a preg-o queen, Alex would come along in the Spring. My sister Jamee made these costumes, she and her husband wore them if I recall. She was in town from DC and brought them along for fun! So....John and I got to be the queen and king for a night! No worries, you can giggle. Jamee and I teased John all the time about his stiff-faced pictures, you can laugh! I'm sure if we asked John, he'd tell you he's give a lot to hear us girls tease him relentlessly again.peek achoo, he lost his tail somewhere along the way, we never did find it! Niki and her friend are the die (I did this with my b/f, it's a tradition now!). Alex went as Blue--a very cute little red-headed Blue. Did I mention he was very cute?
Here they are, getting closer, 2002. This is the after-party for the pumpkin carving! I just this year broke one of the black mugs, so now I only have two! I'll get out to the clearance sales after Wednesday and try to find a matching set!And finally, 2002 again. Clearly Alex has graduated from Blue to Dracula (Cody is the black thing next to him). It was a gradual thing--I'll try and hunt down Scary Monster Duck and post it tomorrow. That was the year previous. The story is ALMOST as funny as the photo.