This post is for Loree, and has nothing to do with either gardening or plants. In yesterday’s Wednesday Vignette, I lamented how much I miss making my kids’ Halloween costumes. She asked for photos. Some years, I took decent pictures. Other years, not so much. Whatever I have – here they are:
Courtesy of a hard drive failure (supposedly salvageable, but we need real nerd help) neither the 4-year old viking, nor little Robin Hood are available, so let’s skip to Speedracer.
The following year, we were a family of sea creatures, later captured in paint by my friend Kat – one of the two original Lobster Ballerinas (or Rock Lobsters as we soon became known throughout our town’s music venues).
Translated to kid, it looks like this:
Kid number two was an Octopus.
I still remember pulling an all-nighter on finishing this one. It was almost like being back in architecture school.
Then came Domo – the friendly Japanese monster.
Domo was the same year as the costume I’m most proud of – Marvin the Martian. That was a tricky one.
It was all downhill from there, but we managed to pull off a pretty good Mary Poppins and a couple of little Chimney Sweeps the following year.
The following year – to no avail – I begged and pleaded for them to please, please, PLEASE let me do Snow Miser and Heat Miser. They would have been PERFECT! But no. Instead, we agreed on a couple of drunk hillbillies. Not half as fun as the two Miser brothers, but okay. The reason they didn’t want to go for it was that none of their friends knew who Snow Miser and Heat Miser were. So sad… this is where we knew they were now at an age where we had lost them to their friends….
Today is October 22 – 9 days to Halloween. I doubt we’ll see any last minute spurts of creativity, but… sigh – a girl can dream…. right?