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!