Monday, October 22, 2007

Ode to Halloween

It's more like Ode to Dressing Up. I dressed up so many times my freshman year of college I really can't remember which time was Halloween. And with a friend like Traci and a cousin like Brittnee, everyday might as well have been Halloween.

I'm not sure where I got my love for Halloween. It certainly wasn't from my mother (no offense mom). Halloween wasn't a highly celebrated Holiday in my house. I start planning Halloween on November 1. I love Halloween and may even prefer it to Christmas. I love the whole Christmas season...with Christmas music and the holiday hustle and bustle and the smell of a real pine tree in my home, but the actual day...Halloween is just a little more fun for me. Which is why so many posts are (and will be, I'm sure) dedicated to Halloween.

I've loved dressing up since I was a little girl. I'm happy to say I've passed that on to at least one of my kids. The boys have an over flowing costume box. I never thought dressing up was a boys activity. But they have costumes for a doctor, cowboy, construction worker, fireman, clown, pilot, biker, pirate, several animals, and many various other hats and accessories. Parker lives in these clothes...and completely mixes up the costumes. It's great. The other day when the older two were supposed to be napping, I hear them chattering and giggling away in their room. And every 5-10 minutes they came out with a new and hilarious costume that Parker was putting together for them.

So once again...here's my Ode to Dressing Up slide show. I have very few pictures from my childhood (lucky for you my childhood friends). And pictures from only a small portion of my shenanigans with Brittnee and Traci (so sorry). For those of you who didn't know me growing up...here's a little insight into my life that may or may not surprise you. So here's to celebrating Halloween Everyday!

8 comments:

jeanine said...

Oh Katie I love it! I can't believe that you found a picture of our "doll birthday party"! Too funny.

Lisha said...

Those pictures are Great! This is a side of you I never really new about before! I love Halloween too and I hope Makayla will have as much fun dressing up one day as your boys enjoy doing now. You are such a cool Mom!

Pedersens said...

I love the slide show Katie! It was fun to watch.

Traci Elizabeth said...

You are a nerd...which is why we are friends!

Autumn said...

These are SOOOO great!!! Love them all. You are so creative. I'm so glad you took the time to post all of these, it made my day!

Benji and Rypie said...

Wow that picture of you and britt by the pool frightens me a little bit. Those pictures were funny.

DKALC2007 said...

That was so great- I don't think I have any halloween pics of myself dressed up- which is a blessing for you all! That took time, when did you find that with 3 babies?! I am jealous!! Can't wait to see who shows up on Friday night!!

SHIRLEY'S said...

that is so so cute! i wish i got more into it now. and i LOVE the little Elvis costum! I seriously want to put Jackson in it! you are so creative, and thats why i love you so!