Oh boy – I just realized that we are ten days out from Halloween! How fun! Dressing up, visiting neighbors and eating candy is so my speed. Today I am joining Lisa for the Holiday Link-Up
. At first, I was not sure what to write about but then I got some cute pictures of T in her costume for this year and decided to take you guys on a little trip down memory lane…
It all started in 2005 when my baby was four months old and I put her in a ridiculous Lion costume (which she hated). We packed her into her stroller and went along with some friends and their kids for her first Halloween.
In 2006 I put her in a super uncomfortable lady bug costume (which she also despised – poor kid). It was freezing the day I took the following pic and my little girl was already feisty. Getting her to look at the camera proved problematic. She just wanted to run into the neighbor’s garden and pick her flowers. The picture below was the best I could muster that year. I had to give up before she got pneumonia.
2007 was cute and filled with accessories for my little mermaid. She loved this costume and kept her wig on the whole time we trick or treated!
By 2008 she was old enough to choose her own costume and (of course) she picked Dorothy (since she was obsessed with her at that time).
In 2009 Taylor decided to be Cinderella and dressed her baby to coordinate. That baby doll was called Baby Pam Swensen (my maiden name). She took it everywhere with her and she called it by it’s full name at all times.
2010 brought a few different costumes. For a Halloween party we held for Taylor’s friends she was a cat. For her Halloween party at school she was an angel.
In 2011 my little lady decided to dress as Sherlock Holmes. Her American Girl, Alexis, was a genie.
Sadly, I have no picture for 2012. Hurricane Sandy had just hit and our area experienced mass devastation. We had no electricity, my Mother in Law’s house had been wiped out completely (it was filled with water and Halloween was the first day we could get in to sort through her muddy and salt-water soaked belongings).
By 2013 things were okay again. My Mother in Law’s house was totally rebuilt and brand new and Taylor chose a rainbow unicorn costume for Halloween.
That brings us to 2014. I may have shown you a glimpse in past posts but here is the official 2014 costume choice…BATGIRL!
Have your kiddos made their costume choices yet?