Okay, I can’t resist. Halloween brings out my nostalgic side, and looking through old photos makes me all misty. Plus also I’m so hopped up on sugar, everything seems super shiny and amazing. So I’m sharing these.
Nine Halloweens and counting.
Angel Ella. Or, as I called her, Ange-ELLA. Get it? *cough.sorry*
GAH. THOSE CHEEKS.
Carving the pumpkin FROM THE BOTTOM.
Pumpkin guts are nasty, no matter from where you scoop ’em.
Tinkerbell. Or… TinkerbELLA???
Oh! Those teeth!
Or perhaps… TigerELL… Never mind.
She’s the same size as the pumpkin!
Well, the big pumpkin, anyway. Not the one in her hand. That’s just weird.
They’d worn the tutus in their aunt and uncle’s wedding a few weeks prior, so poof! Fall fairies it was.
See? I love me some pumpkins.
And we always open up the garage for the neighborhood. With booze.
Photo shoot with a “cute cat” (who’s being a little suggestive with the pumpkins) and a witch, version 1.0.
Looking slightly more disheveled – and giddy – on actual Halloween night.
The year that Ella eschewed ALL COSTUMES because they itched.
Thank God for skeleton pajamas and fun hair accessories.
Minnie. STOP IT NOW WITH THE CUTENESS.
‘Twas a bit colder on Halloween eve… Poor Minnie’s in a turtleneck…
Some singing girl from some famous movie, and Maleficent (aka Witch 2.0), from ‘Sleeping Beauty’.
First time ever, I sewed both girls’ costumes (not Ella’s hat, though).
Last time, too. I don’t sew. No, really.
Ado Annie (okay, she was a cowgirl, but I’m calling her Ado Annie) and a Winter Fairy.
With a broken foot.
Unexpectedly needing a wheelchair on Halloween? TOTALLY GETS YOU BONUS CANDY.
Okay, they’re not “throwbacks,” but I’ll include these anyway…
Presenting… the Ice Witch and a Candy Corn Fairy Princess.
And… As long as we’re talking throwbacks – here are some REAL throwbacks…
Yep, me on the left and my forever BFF, Kiki, on the right.
Circa 1978. Gotta love the yarn “wig.”