Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Old Navy Animals

If I concentrate really, really hard I can remember Halloween 2000. I had a 2-year-old and a 9-month-old and my life was a little blurry from lack of energy.

A lot blurry, actually. Words cannot describe just how energy-lacking I was. In fact, I'm getting tired just thinking about it.

Long story short, I ran into Old Navy and grabbed the costumes closest to the check-out line. Collin liked being a frog. Cambryn couldn't care less. We trick-or-treated at the zoo. The End.

It's a good thing they were so cute at this age. And if you think for one second that those manicured hands are mine, go back and read this again.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Queen o' the Nile

Let's stick with 2007 and check out the costume my daughter chose that year. But first, let me tell you that the girl has always been fascinated by Egypt.

By the tender age of three she could tell you that mummy brains were removed from the skull through the nose and I'm pretty sure if she'd had access to a mummy and a hook, she could've removed a brain all by herself.

She knows about pyramids. She constantly checks out Egyptian Cinderella from the school library. She loves the movie Scooby Doo in Where's Your Mummy? And of course she's all about pretending she's Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile.

You're looking at one happy trick-or-treating queen. In fact, so happy, she almost decided to wear it again this year.


Monday, October 27, 2008


In honor of Friday and in an attempt to blog several times this week just to prove to myself that I can, I'll be plastering some older Halloween photos on my blog. The first goes all the way back to 2007.

My then-9-year-old told me he wanted to be a soldier. Hmmm. Except that he used an odd accent and stuck "boy" on the end of it.

After visions of my baby dressed in camouflage carrying a toy M-16 flashed before my eyes, he pulled up this image on the internet:

Well, okay. And what did that have to do with G. I. Joes, I wondered.

It seems I was due for a pop culture lesson. That, dear reader(s) over the age of 20, is DeAndre Cortez Way, an American rapper better known as Soulja Boy.

What's a mother to do? I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought some fabric paint, that's what. Check my soulja boy out!

Please keep in mind that this was a Halloween costume and he doesn't normally dress like a rapper. He normally dresses like a basketball player. Well, except for church.

For church he dresses like a golfer.