Thanks for dropping by to read this month’s edition of our Clickin’ Moms Blog Circle, in which we visually answer the question:
The Way I View…Halloween and Dress-up!
With a five year old and a three year old, and the rule that Halloween costumes go into the dress-up box, the major difference between Halloween and regular dress-up is the candy. And, I suppose, the social element (my son actually got to wear his costume to school!).
This year, my little “Jake and the Never Land Pirates“-obsessed children happened to spot Jake and friends dress-up clothes at the Disney store somewhere around the beginning of the school year. (For those unfamiliar with this show, essentially Peter Pan had to leave Never Land and asked Jake, Cubby, Izzy and Skully-the-parrot to keep Captain Hook under control in his absence. It’s adorable TV — not educational, but clean and adorable none-the-less.)
My son picked Peter Pan (since his favorite is the hour-long “Peter Pan Returns” special) and my daughter picked “Izzy”, the only girl in the bunch. And I was thrilled because together the costumes cost less than the princess dress they had picked out of a catalogue for my daughter!
Since big brother was at school in the morning, my daughter and I did a little “warm-up” practice in the morning.
Above, she’s trying to get her doll Izzy’s feet to stay tucked to the side so they would both be sitting the same way.
She can be a little ham when she wants to be! But unfortunately, our little photo shoot was interrupted by an important phone call “on the pink phone!” (The call included several important text messages, as well.)
Shortly before we left, I got my favorite picture of her from the morning. Just staring off. So sweet. I like the picture so much, I even fixed the boo-boo under her lip!
When my son came home, and knowing I wouldn’t want to lug my good camera around the neighborhood while we trick-or-treated that night, I bribed them with pizza into going outside and letting me get a few pictures of them together. It sort of worked.
I love how they ended up pretending to be Peter Pan and Izzy (though why they were fightingeach other is still a mystery).
And then they were done. We went inside, where they got their pizza, and my son gave me one last “Peter Pan” pose. The first one in this set is his interpretation of Peter Pan being a tough guy.
Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Be sure to check out what Susan Edge Photography was up to this Halloween!