|Me at age 2 on Halloween, dressed as a Spanish girl, Flamenco dancer maybe (before brother was born)|
I have always loved Halloween. Maybe because my birthday is in October, and growing up I often had awesome Halloween-themed birthday parties. Maybe also because Halloween is just super fun.
Growing up, I always had good costumes. My mom usually had go-together getups made for my brother and me: cat and mouse (with a mousetrap on the tail); fireman and Dalmatian; Santa and Rudolph; cowboy and horse; Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy; Donny and Marie; Danny and Sandy (from Grease). When my brother went through his Star Wars phase, he was a Jawa, and I was nothing to do with that. I started being things like witches, vampires and hippies (you know, things that teens think are cool). One time I was Cyndi Lauper (and a few of my friends were Madonna).
In my 20s, I dressed up as a Pirate, a devil, Morticia, a pirate again and again and again.
|The favorite pirate costume and husband’s infamous Superman surprise|
|Cute little pumpkin makes 3|
Now that we have Siena, Halloween is all new and extra fun. This will be her third Halloween, and the first time we will take her trick-or-treating. So far, she has been a puffy little pumpkin (because I think all babies should be a pumpkin once) and a pretty butterfly (because she really liked butterflies at that time). This year, she is going to be Minnie Mouse (because she has a favorite Minnie Mouse doll). It’s exciting to think about all the Halloween fun we have to look forward to with her.
|Cutest butterfly ever!|