When my kids were little I used to LOVE making their costumes and getting them dressed up for Halloween. Here are some of my favorite pics of my kiddies in dress up...
This one isn't from Halloween, but one night Dave and I went out and when we came home, this is what we found. Everyone in tutus, including Jake! This is the curse of having two sisters, and this is one of my favorite pics of all time!
One year we had the Wizard of Oz theme goin' on! Jess as Dorothy, Shelby as the Wicked Witch, and Jake as the Lion!
Here are my girlies as a flower and bumble bee. Jake was an infant that year and we dressed him up as a pumpkin. He cried the whole time!
More girls in tutus! This time it's the cutest cousins, Jess and Janz!
This time they're "dressed up" to go to a play with Grandma Niecee. Check out the leg pose. Hilarious!
This was Jessica's first Halloween. She was almost a year old. I was so excited to make her costume! Jess was always a great sport, even at this young age. She was always cooperative and adorable!
I'm beginning to think that Jessica had aspirations of becoming a prima ballerina! Or maybe she just loved tutus!
My mom made this silly costume for Jake one year. When someone would go to put candy in his basket, his hand would pop out and scare them. Obviously grandma has a twisted side!
Jake used to dress up like a cowboy. Daily! He dreamed of being a cowboy! He pretended he was a cowboy! He walked, talked and dressed like a cowboy! It was the cutest phase ever!
He even dressed like a cowboy when he was wearing PJs! In case you can't tell, that's a gun in his right hand!
Here's Jess, all dress up for a performance for the school choir!
Here are the boy cousins getting to smack a pumpkin pinata!
Girls don't smack, they pose!
This is Jake on "Clifford" day in kindergarten! I love, adore and cherish this picture, and this boy!
This is Jess the year she was in beauty school. Can you tell those beauty school girls are into makeup? Big time!
That same year, Shelby was a bunny and Jake was Zorro! And yes, he had a BIG sword! And no, he didn't use it on Shel!
Jessica came home a couple of years ago at Halloweentime and the kids got out the old costume box. Here's what they came up with out of that old box of memories...
Is anyone shocked to see Jake with a weapon? I didn't think so!
We've made some great "dress up" memories over the years, and we're looking forward to making more someday with our grandpunks! If we ever get any grandpunks! Did you hear that Todd and Jess? We're ready for grandpunks whenever you are!