|Halloween 2010 - My tough guys|
So for now the "then" is going to have to be a more recent then... my kids' Halloweens through time:
For their first Halloween, the boys were three months old and I was a wee bit tired.
|Jake the Carrot & Ethan the Pea-pod, Halloween 2002|
When they were one, we did our first (and only) whole family matching costume thing. May I present THE WIGGLES:
|A very Wiggly family, Halloween, 2003|
Then at two we discovered Teletubbies. And really cheap Teletubby costumes on deep sale on October 30th. They were size 4-7, but I figured, we'll have them for years.
|Ethan as Po and Jake as Dipsy, Halloween 2004|
When the boys were three, Jacob decided he didn't want a costume, was unhappy with the idea, so we just put him in his orange and black striped PJs, drew on his face a little bit and called him a tiger. Worked for him.
|Jake tolerating a hug from his brother, Halloween 2005|
|Ethan as Lala, Halloween 2005|
At four Ethan discovered superheros in general and Spider-Man in particular. Naturally. No more Teletubbies for him. Jacob was happy to stay in Teletubby-land. This time it was HIS turn to be Lala.
|That's Ethan in there, Halloween 2006|
|Jake rocks Lala, Halloween 2006|
At six it was all Power Rangers all the time in our house, so naturally, may I present:
|Jacob the Red Tiger Jungle Fury Ranger & Ethan the White Rhino Jungle Fury Ranger, 2008|
Last year, at seven, Jacob was easy again... his store-bought Batman costume made him deliriously happy. (I know he doesn't look it in this picture, but trust me, he was, it was just not my most stellar year for photos)
|Jacob as Batman, Halloween, 2009|
|Ethan is the Pokemon Lucario, Halloween 2009|
|The "real" Lucario|
|Ethan Showing off his tail|
|Ethan showing off his 'tude|
This year, the price of my success in creating Lucario so well last year was not Ethan getting a second year's wear out of it as promised last October, but my being talked into making yet another Pokemon from scratch. So meet Electabuzz, an electric Pokemon from the Kanto region (if you care to know):
|Ethan as Electabuzz, Halloween 2010|
|Ethan and his tail|
|That's my sweet Jake in there, somewhere|
|Me and Jake, Halloween 2010|
|Big hugs for the big Daddy|
|One very tired Iron Man|
I’m linking up to Wordless Wednesday at Angry Julie Monday.
I'm also linked to Special Exposure Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Special Needs.
Linkety link link, whoohoooo. (Sorry, got a little carried away with myself there. It's OK, I've got it under control now. Really. You can go home, you don't have to worry about me. I'm going to step away from the computer now. Promise.)