Now that my kids are grumpy tweens and busybody teenagers, I pulled out my old external hard drive and imported a few Halloween Pictures from the old days. Keep in mind that anything before 2005 I have zero pictures of unless I it was the one album I evacuated with. I did not get a digital camera until 2006 and my Katrina pictures were ruined in the flood waters.
In the first picture, I am honestly thinking this is 2005 which would be right after Hurricane Katrina and not 2006. But since I am unsure, I dated it 2006. Remembering my initial costume wishes, I had wanted the kids to be Lilo & Stitch, but Sarah’s costume went missing so we bought Sarah a $5 clearance Pocahontas costume from Dollar General. Talk about a last minute bargain! Things were so easy back then & she was so happy! Besides, what little girl wouldn’t want to be a Disney Princess?
Superman & Supergirl made a great duo this Halloween year! I distinctly remember searching on Ebay and looking for a Wonder Woman costume. I found it available online and in stores but couldn’t justify spending $45.99 on a costume. They were so young & at this point, would probably lose or tear the costumes in a short matter of time anyway.
Aren’t they adorable?!?
In the picture above, we went camping for Halloween. If you have never been camping for Halloween, it is a fantastic way to take the family on a mini adventure and have tons of Halloween fun as well. Many campgrounds have large events for Halloween and chalk full of plenty activities for the entire family.
In pre-k my son had fractured his wrist. His pediatric orthopedist appointment wasn’t until AFTER Halloween. His equilibrium was so off with his splint. I remember my little guy with a broken wrist, had a speckle of campfire go into his eyes & his windpants caught on fire! To add more “fire to the flame”, he kept running into parked cars! Yeah, that was an interesting camping trip!
Every year my best friend has her daughter’s birthday, Halloween themed. Since we live outside of New Orleans & in a small rural community, she has a tractor that provides hayrides for the kids. She always does a huge fall fest type event and we usually get our monies worth in costume investments with Halloween parties and fall fest events locally.
2011 was basically the last year my children were excited about trick or treating. In 2012, they went door to door and had a great time, but leading up the event I could sense they were getting too old.
This year instead of focusing on them, I’m going to have them focus on the younger generation. We plan on having them decorate our vehicle for a few trunk o treats and have them pass out candy. Hopefully it was keep them excited about the Halloween and make it fun for the younger generation in our area.
Do you have any vivid memories of Halloween?