Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween past....

Ever since I was little, I loved Halloween. It's probably my favorite holiday, besides Christmas, of course. I think it goes back to the fun memories I have of Halloween as a child...rushing through dinner, putting on my costume and meeting up with a bunch of my friends to run around the neighborhood collecting as much candy as humanly possible.

One of my fondest Halloween memories is when I was about 12 years old and my sister was 11 years old. We decided to collect our candy that year in empty pillow cases. We had gone out trick-or-treating with a bunch of friends (in that day in age, kids went out without their parents all over the neighborhood and there were never any worries) and we were heading home, with pillow cases full of candy. All of a sudden, a couple older kids came speeding by on bikes and one of them grabbed my sister's pillow case. She held onto it as if her life depended on it. I watched in shock as she was dragged quite a few feet on the pavement...I think the kid was just as shocked that she didn't just drop the bag. But my sister worked hard to get all that candy...we must have trick-or-treated for 2 hours to get our pillow cases full. She wasn't going down without a fight. The kid finally let go and my sister picked herself up off the ground, pillow case in hand, and said "let's hurry home". We couldn't stop laughing the whole way home...I mean, at the time it was happening, I think we were both pretty freaked out but afterwards we could not stop laughing at how she hung onto her pillow case as if it were attached to her body. No one comes between my sister and her candy! We still laugh about it every year when Halloween comes around when inevitably one of us will say to the other, "Hey, remember that one Halloween...."

Anyway, I always love to go back and look at past holiday pictures of the kids. Cole and Bella's first Halloween wasn't anything special because they were born earlier in the month and had just come home 4 days earlier from the NICU, after a 26 day stay. I don't even think I answered the door to pass out candy, out of fear that some kid would breathe his sick germs all over my newborn babies! But the next year, it was game on....I think I was more excited than they were, until they realized trick-or-treating meant "free candy".




Who knew Superman sucked on a pacifier while he saved the world from destruction?? This year, Garrett will wear this same Superman costume. Let's hear it for hand-me-downs!
Last year was Garrett and Landon's first Halloween....

Yes, I'm mean....I made Garrett be a devil. But, at the time, being so sleep-deprived and with him being so high-maintenance all the time, it just seemed so fitting. When I look at these pics from last year, I can't get over how much they've grown. They were both so pudgy and pinchable last year!! Awww, my babies have grown into little thinned-out toddlers who will probably prefer running alongside their older brother and sister this year, rather than be carted around in a stroller.
Happy Halloween!!!

10 comments:

Kim said...

That last picture just makes me want to jump through the computer screen and pinch those chubby cheeks! So cute!! Little do our kids realize that we get more fun out of their dressing up than they do!

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I thought about doing the angel and devil thing for the twins this year but couldn't decide who would be which.

They are going as Darth Vader and Princess Leia....

They were in the NICU last year and were an Eagles Player and Eagles Cheerleader...

The time has flown by...

Luckygirl said...

OMG! That bottom picture is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Actually they're all super cute; I hope you post pics from tonight too!

Hajar said...

But what an ADORABLE little devil! All of them are so sweet! You must feel so nostalgic when you look at old photos of them. When I look at old photos of mine I can't believe how little they used to be! They both weighed over 7 lbs. at birth, and came right home with me, from the hospital, but still, they look so tiny in the old pics, compared to now.

Amy said...

awww, they are adorable in all the costumes! There's just something about little ones in costumes, I love it!

Ambulance Mommy said...

Hahah, I made my almost 2 year old a devil....and had the devil of a time getting a picture of it!!! :)

The kids look adorable in those pics!

Hajar said...

I tagged you for a meme.

Lana said...

Those princess costumes are too cute! I can't let Mackenzie see your pics. She didn't get a crown with hers!
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RE: your comment - You sit at a bar stool? Ouch! I thought the patio chair was bad! Your poor back!

Woman in Training said...

I can't take it. Are you trying to kill us with cuteness!!!!!! I love all the photos, and the pose in the last one.

I enjoyed the story about you and your sister. GOOD FOR HER! What kind of kid would do such a thing? Gah!

Doré said...

I can't believe how mean some kids can be. I'm glad your sis stood her ground (although being dragged) and held onto what was rightfully hers.

Great pictures!

Brayden has the same stroller, with maybe a few tweaks here and there. I love being able to strap him in and have no worries! Great for trick-or-treating, parades and trips to the zoo!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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